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fully virtual

16 to 20 November 2020




Due to known circumstances, the third Global Bioeconomy Summit #GBS2020 will take place fully virtual from 16 to 20 November 2020 with the support of the German government.

The objectives and main content of the conference will remain the same. The development of a sustainable bioeconomy was never more essential than today. We are committed to bringing the global bioeconomy community together and ensuring broad participation.


We are looking forward to meeting you at the screens!

· 16 to 20 November 2020 · 

What you can expect

More international participants than in previous years

High-level speakers from policy, industry, science & civil society

Interactive workshops on a variety of topics

Bioeconomy showcases

Exhibition on bioeconomy communication

Publicly funded, non-commercial event

Explore highlights from previous summits

More than 700 participants and over 100 high-level speakers contributed to the Global Bioeconomy Summit in 2018. Berlin welcomed minsters and government representatives from Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, South and North America, international policy experts from organizations such as the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission, as well as high-level representatives from science, industry and NGOs.

GBS 2018 Best-of

Highlights from the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018

GBS History

Learn more about the previous summits and get a deeper look with reports, documentations, media and resources.


Registration has not yet begun for GBS2020. Please stay tuned for the registration launch date.

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