FTP conference 2018

Vision 2040: The future role of the forest bioeconomy in Europe

Venue: Marmorsaal, Stubenring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria


Conference Moderators:

Leo ARPA, Head of R&D, Mondi Group, Co-Chair NSG Austria

Peter MAYER, Managing Director at BFW, Co-Chair NSG Austria

9:30 – 10:00     Registration and coffee
10:00 – 10:15   Welcome
    Elisabeth KÖSTINGER         Austrian Minister for Sustainability and Tourism (video)

    Lena EK                               Chair of the Board of FTP, Chair of the Board of Södra

    Ingwald GSCHWANDTL      Director, Federal Ministry Sustainability and Tourism

    Hermine HACKL                   Secretary General, FHP

10:15 – 12:00   Circular bioeconomy: The role of the sector

Introduction to the circular bioeconomy

Daniela KLEINSCHMIT, Professor at the University of Freiburg

Panel discussion with FTP Shareholders

Bernard DE GALEMBERT    Innovation and Bioeconomy Director, CEPI

Meri SILJAMA                      Interim Secretary General, CEPF

Patrizio ANTONICOLI         Secretary General, CEI-Bois

Piotr BORKOWSKI               Executive Director, EUSTAFOR

    Open discussion

    12:00 – 13:30   Lunch break

    13:30 – 14:45   Launching a European Vision 2040…

    Launching the FTP Vision 2040

    Lena EK, Chair of the Board of FTP and Chair of the Board of Södra

    Vision 2040 and wood technologies

    Alfred TEISCHINGER, Head of Department of Wood Technology, BOKU

    The Power of digitalisation

    Matthias SCHMIDT-PFITZNER, Partner at McKinsey & Company

    Open discussion

    14:45 – 15:15      Coffee break

    15:15 – 16:15      EU Innovation Policies… 

    The relevance of EU research funding

    Johan ELVNERT, Managing Director of FTP

    EU research policy 2020 and onwards

    Tomasz CALIKOWSKI, Policy Officer, European Commission, DG RTD

    EU innovation policy 2020 and onwards

    Jeremy WALL, deputy Head of Unit, European Commission, DG GROW

    Open discussion

    16:15 – 16.30 Conclusions (meeting chairs)

    16:30     Closing