Building the Bioeconomy together

Lessons learned from the Green Deal and the way forward for European forestry and the forest-based ecosystem.

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15 November 2023, 09:00 - 11:15 CET

ACE events, Av. d'Auderghem 22, 1040 Brussels

The Finnish Forest Industries Federation, the Confederation of German Forest Owners‘ Associations (AGDW – Die Waldeigentümer), the French Forestry Cooperatives Organisation (UCFF), SITLiD (Polish Association of Foresters and Wood Technologies), the Association of the Austrian Wood Industries, FAM and the Swedish Future of Forestry would like to invite you to a bioeconomy seminar. The seminar will focus on how wood-based products and smart forestry management can contribute to making Europe a sustainable industrial leader and at the same time contributing to biodiversity, a circular economy and combating climate change.


09.00 - 09.30 Registration and networking coffee

09.30 - 09.50 Introductory remarks

Marcus Wallenberg, Chair of FAM, Sweden

09.50 - 10.20 Session 1 - Forests – a key in the renewable economy

Paula Lehtomäki, CEO, Finnish Forest Industries

Torbjörn Haak, Coreper 1 Ambassador, Sweden

Pierre-Olivier Drège, Vice-President, UCFF, France

Franc Bogovič, Member of the European Parliament

10.20 - 10.50 Session 2 - The substitution effect in the renewable economy

Anne Sander, Member of the European Parliament

Franz Wirtenberger, Coreper 1 Ambassador, Austria

Dieter Lechner, Deputy MD, Holzindustrie, Austria

Gary Healy, Director, Coillte, Ireland

10.50 - 11.00 Q&A

11.00 - 11.15 Concluding remarks

Håkan Buskhe, CEO of FAM, Sweden

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