About Global Bioeconomy Summit (GBS)

The GBS is a forum that fosters dialogue between widely different actors to promote sharing of best practices and to identify opportunities for global innovation and collaboration. The GBS series was started in 2015 and it is devised to be a global and inclusive summit. It brings together bioeconomy experts from all hemispheres and from diverse backgrounds to represent the interdisciplinary and diverse features of the bioeconomy. The overall aims of the GBSs are to:
  • provide a platform to discuss global bioeconomy issues in an inclusive manner
  • foster communication and understanding of global bioeconomy
  • integrate bioeconomy issues in global discussions on innovation, climate, biodiversity and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • provide guidelines and recommendations for the way forward

The planning of the GBS is supported by the International Advisory Council on Global Bioeconomy (IACGB), an independent think tank with the mission to promote the Global Bioeconomy as a sustainable and future looking movement for the benefit of planet and people.


GBS2024 expects more than 500 people to participate in-person, and more than 3000 people to follow via live stream. Organisations, governments, institutions, foundations, NGOs, and individuals are invited to become active partners in GBS2024.

How you can get involved
Different schemes or options are available for being involved in GBS2024. These include:
  • Being a co-host
  • Supporting travel for keynote speakers and other stakeholders (e.g. youth)
  • Funding and co-funding workshops or exhibition booths