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World BioEconomy Roundtable - Global Leaders and the Financial World
The Roundtable will be held on 18 May 2021 15:00-17:00 CET with the topic “Bio-based Investments – it takes 3 to tango”. The Roundtable will consider the roles of private – public – institutes to facilitate investments to circular bioeconomy.

The event will include short introduction presentations followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Michael Nettersheim.

-How do the triangle public – private – institutes works to facilitate investment into circular bioeconomy?
-What are the drivers, what are the obstacles?
-Any success stories?
-What are currently the fastest growing sectors?

1. Opening by the hosts
2. Presentations (10 minutes each)
3. Panel
4. Questions from the audience
5. Conclusion

The Roundtable will be hosted by Mark Rushton and Jukka Kantola.
The Roundtable follows the World BioEconomy Forum Declaration 2020 https://wcbef.com/about-us/declarations/declaration-2020/

May 18, 2021 04:00 PM in Helsinki

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Philippe Mengal
Executive Director @Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking
Philippe Mengal is the Executive Director of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) since 1st of October 2015. His mission is to further consolidate the role and responsibilities of the BBI JU. The Executive Director is the legal representative of the BBI JU. He is the chief executive responsible for the day-to-day management of the BBI JU in accordance with the decisions of the Governing Board. In his 25 years of professional experience before joining BBI JU, Mr. Mengal held strategic managerial positions in France and Belgium such as CEO of three companies, Global R&D Director of a multinational and Senior Consultant in food ingredient, engineering and life science industries. He has published a number of scientific papers and awarded 5 patented license agreements.
A.J. Sandy Marshall
Executive Director @Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
Sandy graduating with Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (BASc) and Masters of Applied Science Degree (MASc) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.   He started his professional career in 1984 with Polysar Inc., a Canadian rubber manufacturer. Over his 30-year career in the chemical and polymers industry, he worked in research and process, product development and market development before moving into Operations and General Management.  Sandy finished his corporate career as President and Managing Director responsible for Canadian Operations of Lanxess Canada. Sandy is Executive Director of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC), Chairman of the External Advisory Board for the Biorefinery Research Institute (BRI) at Lakehead University, Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for an NSERC Industrial Research Chair at Western University, Member of the Aquatic and Crop Resource Development (ACRD) Advisory Board of National Research Council Canada and member of the Boards
Dr. Tatiana Schor
Executive Secretary @Executive Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation
Tatiana Schor has a degree in Economics, a Masters in Geography (Human Geography, 1999) and a PhD in Environmental Science (2005) from the University of São Paulo (USP). Tatiana did a postdoctoral internship in Urban and Economic Geography at the City University of New York - USA (2009-2010) and was a Visiting Professor at Columbia University - USA, through the Catedra Ruth Cardoso award (Fulbright-CAPES scholarship, 2016-2017). She held the position of Coordinator of the State Center for Conservation Units - CEUC in 2012 and served as Assistant Secretary of Planning of the State Secretariat of Rural Production of the state of Amazonas (2013-2014). Tatiana has worked in the areas of Human Geography, Economic Geography, Urban Geography, Sociology of Knowledge and Environmental Science, being an important reference on topics related to Bioeconomy in the Amazon. Tatiana is a professor in the Department of Geography at UFAM and, since 2019, she has held the position of Executive Secretary