Around 700 high-ranking representatives from politics, science, civil society and the business sector and from more than 70 countries met in Berlin from 19 – 20 April to discuss the latest developments and challenges in the global bioeconomy. We counted more than 800 external views of the live webcast.
More than 100 top-class speakers contributed to the event. They included ministers 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. In ten plenary sessions and 14 workshops, the participants discussed a wide range of societal, scientific, economic and political challenges to implementing the visions of the bioeconomy.
Presentations and speeches can be found in the resources section. In the Bioeconomy World Exhibition visitors could experience innovative biobased products. The Media Corner presented best practice examples for outreach material. The three winners of the Bioeconomy Art Competition were awarded during the evening reception.
The GBS was closed with the Conference Movie and the launch of the Communiqué.
The Conference Report comprises the welcome addresses, summaries of all plenary sessions, reports of the parallel workshops and documentation of the bioeconomy world exhibition, the bioeconomy art competition and the media corner.