2nd International Bioeconomy Forum meeting, 26-27 May 2019
Vancouver, Canada


The second IBF plenary meeting was held from 26-27 May 2019 in Vancouver, Canada. Representatives of member and observatory states discussed the aims and vision of the IBF and its role in relation to other global bioeconomy initiatives. Leaders of the four working groups – Plant Health, ICT, Forest Bioeconomy and Food Systems Microbiomes – presented the objectives and roadmap of their working group.

Around 40 member, observer, and working group representatives attended. The meeting was a success, resulting in tangible progress and a clear path forward.

Please find the minutes of the meeting here.

1st International Bioeconomy Forum Meeting, 30 November 2017
Brussels, Belgium


The IBF was announced by Commissioner Moedas on 13 October 2016 and it was officially launched on 30 November 2017 in Brussels with a first plenary meeting.

The meeting was co-chaired by the European Commission and AgriFood Canada. Nine extra-European countries from all the five continents participated. Canada, US, Argentina, South Africa, India, China and New Zealand joined the IBF as members. Australia and South Korea joined as observers.

Please find the minutes of the meeting here.