Agenda – 24.09.2018

09:00 – 19:00 Registration / Display of exhibition stands

11:00 – 11:45 Opening Session – Europejska Conference Room

Moderator: Maciej Kautz, TV and radio journalist

  • Witold Stępień, Marshal of the Lodzkie Region
  • Jadwiga Emilewicz, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology
  • Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Waldemar Kütt, Head of Bioeconomy Unit, Directorate General for Research and Innovation; European Commission; European Bioeconomy Strategy

11:45 – 13:00 Plenary Session – Europejska Conference Room

Moderator: Maciej Kautz, TV and radio journalist

  • Jerzy Buzek, Chairman, Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), European Parliament: BIOECONOMY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
  • Markku Markkula, First V-ce President of the EU Comiitee of Bioregions
  • Christian Patermann, International Expert: CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY
  • Philippe Mengal, Executive Director, Bio Based Industry
  • Andrzej Siemaszko, Lodzkie Region Marshall Office: BIOECONOMY IN POLAND

13:00 – 14:00 Networking & lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions – Part I

SESSION A1 – Angielska Conference Room

Background assumptions of the Expo Horticultural 2024 project in Lodz

Lodz city hall

SESSION B1 – Belgijska Conference Room

HOMO VITALIS on the march – the real revolution is coming

Polska Witalna

SESSION C1 – Cypryjska Conference Room

International co-operation and education in the field of bioeconomy

Lodz university of technology

SESSION E1 – Estońska Conference Room

Bioeconomy cluster (BIO) NETWORKING

Polish Bioeconomy Technology Platform

SESSION F1 – Francuska Conference Room

The Antismog Forum: How to fight smog effectively?

University of Lodz


SESSION G1 – Grecka Conference Room

Change we can make: The role of society in the transition towards circular bioeconomy

Research and Innovation Centre Pro-Akademia

SESSION H1 – Holenderska Conference Room

DIGITISATION AS A WAY TOWARDS CIRCULAR ECONOMY. Ready for a revolution in protecting resources.

SUEZ Polska sp. z o.o.

16:00 – 16:30 Networking & coffee break

16:30 – 18:30 Parallel Sessions – Part II

SESSION B2 – Belgijska Conference Room

xHarbour – modern technologies – an overview of start-ups, Industry 40 and Circular Economy

Green Hub

SESSION C2 – Cypryjska Conference Room

High-quality food in the biotechnology era

Lodz University of Technology

SESSION ES2 – Estońska Conference Room

Forum of Bioregions – the vision of bioregions development in bioeconomy

Marshal Office of the Lodzkie Region

SESSION EU2 – Europejska Conference Room

“Gmina na Szóstkę” – the Best Commune Competition

Polska Press, Dziennik Łódzki

SESSION F2 – Francuska Conference Room

The Antismog Forum: An overview of technologies, best practices

Research and Innovation Centre Pro-Akademia

SESSION G2 – Grecka Conference Room

Ecohydrology – nature-based solutions for Bioeconomy and Circular economy


18:30 – 19:00 Networking & coffee break

19:00 – 22:00 Ceremonial Evening Gala

  • Induction Ceremony for the new Members of the Forum of Central and Eastern-European Bioregions
  • Award ceremony celebrating the winners of the Lodzkie Region local governments competition – “The Best Biocommune of the Lodzkie Region”