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Registration is now open! 

The World BioEconomy Forum 2021 will take place in Belém, Brazil on 18 - 20 October 2021. Join the Forum to enjoy a host of international policy-makers, leaders, and experts discussing the important issues within the circular bioeconomy.

Early Bird registration 

Early Bird registration for the World BioEconomy Forum 2021 is now open! In addition to regular tickets we are offering special discount rates for Academics/NGOs/associations and students.

Registrants will be able to partake in the programme either virtually or physically, and enjoy the multiple panels and keynote speeches within the Forum.

The Forum includes a three day programme with 4 sessions:

  • The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies
  • Global Leaders and the Financial World
  • Bioproducts around us
  • Looking to the Future
The Forum will end with a declaration that concretizes the commitments made by stakeholders at the Forum.
 
More new speakers for the Forum 2021
The World BioEconomy Forum 2021 will feature many high level speakers, including Vice President of Brazil Hamilton Mourão (left).  Joining the Forum 2021 will additionally be Cristiano Teixeira, the Chief Executive Officer of Klabin (right).
          
Several other speakers have been confirmed for the the World BioEconomy Forum 2021, including Dr. Robert Nasi, Director General at CIFOR (top left), and Hannu Hämäläinen, Sales Director at Chempolis (top right). They are joined by Bibiana Rubini, R&D&I Executive Manager at Suzano (bottom left)  and Grant Rosoman   Global Forests Solutions Senior Advisor from Greenpeace (bottom right).
          
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As part of our growing platform of services for the circular bioeconomy stakeholder community, the World BioEconomy Forum is excited to announce the launch of our news bulletin service - World BioEconomy News. The news bulletin service includes a monthly newsletter to our subscribers and a rolling daily news service available on the Forum website

The Bulletin is now available!
 
Five Minutes With... Everton Vargas
Everton Vieira Vargas is the current Coordinator for International Relations for the State of Pará, and worked many years as the Brazilian chief negotiator for climate change and sustainable development. He has also enjoyed a long career in diplomacy, including as Ambassador of Brazil to the European Union (2016-2019), Argentina (2013-2016) and Germany (2009-2013). Everton Vargas is also actively involved in the organization of the World BioEconomy Forum as part of the Advisory Board. In his Five Minutes With... interview, he gives insights about the state of the bioeconomy in Brazil, and the future of the region.
This year Forum will take place in Belém, Brazil, the gateway to the Amazon. What are your expectations for the event?

The dimensions and the natural wealth of the Amazon make it an area that integrates Brazil with its neighbours in the North and the West of South America. The physical and chemical processes innate to the forest that result in the rainfall in other areas in Brazil -- like the Midwest and the Southeast – highlight the unique strategic role that the region plays in the country. The Amazon is also a resource frontier that has been occupied more intensively in the last five decades. But it is a mistake to think of it as a uniform area.

Recent scientific research has shown the huge costs of deforestation and forest fires for the future of the region. The bioeconomy should be an alternative for protecting forest and biodiversity for a transition that changes the economic assumptions used to justify the predatory actions in the region. Moreover, the bioeconomy could produce positive structural changes already underway in the Amazon, like connectivity, industrialisation, urbanisation, civil society organization and the end of land grabbing and illegal logging.

From the perspective of the State of Pará, the Forum should be a locus for pragmatic discussions on what kind of policies, actions and initiatives should be implemented in the region. Moreover, it will offer an opportunity for those who come to Belém to have first-hand contact with local challenges, as well as have a better understanding of the economic, social and cultural potential of Amazon.
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Enjoy the delicious gastronomy of Belém!
The city of Belém has been recognized as a Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO, providing another good reason to visit the city!
Belém is the culinary capital of the Amazon, featuring numerous dishes including local fish and seafood, as well as plants unique to the Amazon such as Cupuaçu, Açaí, and the Manioc plant.
HOST
The World BioEconomy Forum will be hosted in Brazil by the state of Pará, who are glad to welcome participants to the beautiful region with a unique potential within the bioeconomy sphere.
 
          
PARTNERS
ABAG (Brazilian Association of Agribusiness) was founded in 1993 with the purpose of helping Brazilian agribusiness in the process of sustainable development, engaging the sector and stakeholders of the industry both in Brazil and abroad. The association plays an important role promoting and strengthening the agro industrial system and its relationships with governments, private sector, class entities and education institutions. ABAG is the only association that congregates all the players of the segment, from the field to the industry, distribution and services. 
The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) is the association responsible for institutionally representing the planted tree production chain, from the fields to the factory, with its main stakeholders. With its prominent position in the development of a low-carbon economy, the forest-based sector is notable for its high productivity, high investments in technology and innovation, best practices for forest management, social responsibility, and modern production facilities. This industry is economically very significant, accounting for 1.2% of Brazilian GDP and gross revenues of R$ 97.4 billion; it is looking to the future, investing in research to develop products that are in line with the bioeconomy.
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