Daniela Klein

Research Services and Team leader JAS Analytics, Jowat SE

Daniela Klein (chemist) has been working in the R&D department at Jowat SE since 2015. Here, she is responsible for managing funded research projects for adhesive development and is the team leader of the “Jowat Analytical Services” laboratory, the in-house laboratory for chemical and physical analyses of adhesives and joining parts.

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Lukas Emmerich, Wald und Holz NRW

Lukas Emmerich

Wood sciences and Cluster management, Landesbetrieb Wald und Holz NRW

Dr Lukas Emmeric is a Wood sciences and Cluster manager at Landesbetrieb Wald und Holz North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He did his PhD in wood biology and wood technology at the University of Göttingen.

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Veronika Auer, Product Sustainability Communication at EGGER Group

Veronika Auer

Product Sustainability Communication, EGGER Group

Veronika Auer works in Product Sustainability Communication at the EGGER Group, where she is responsible for sustainability and circular economy issues with a focus on customers. She is currently co-chair of the Bavarian Bioeconomy Council, which advises the Bavarian government on the implementation of the bioeconomy in Bavaria.

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Christoph zu Stolberg, Head of International Relations & Forest Lab

Christoph zu Stolberg

Head of Bioeconomy, health and governance programme, Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)

Christoph zu Stolberg co-founded the German AgriFood Society in 2019 and the Future Forest Initiative (FFI) two years later, a European platform that accelerates the development of innovative forest solutions. Christoph zu Stolberg studied Business Economics and European Politics in Belgium.

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Neus Puy

Head of Bioeconomy, health and governance programme, Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)

Neus Puy is a PhD senior researcher at the Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC) and head of the Bioeconomy, Health, and Governance programme. Her research focuses on obtaining different types of biomass by applying thermochemical processes under the biorefinery framework.

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Christiane Lellig, Regenerative Systems Change

Christiane Lellig

Regenerative Systems Change, Woodknowledge Wales

Christiane Lellig specialises in systems change and regenerative approaches and has been working on social change programmes in Switzerland, Germany, and the UK since 1999. Her work covers environmental concerns, labour, and social justice issues. From 2016-2020, she was responsible for the UK timber industry’s Wood for Good campaign.

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Petra Palátová, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Petra Palátová

Lecturer and researcher, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

Petra Palátová works at the University of Life Sciences Prague, Czechia, as a lecturer and researcher and is a member of the faculty unit Team for forest bioeconomy. She is a member of the International Association for Economics and Management in Wood Processing and Furniture Manufacturing WoodEMA.

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Amila Meškin

Senior Policy Advisor, Eustafor

Amila, who is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, came to Brussels from Vienna, where she studied Mountain Forestry at BOKU University. She also holds an MSc in Forestry from the University of Sarajevo, where she did a master’s thesis on EU legislation in the forestry sector. Since 2019, she has been part of EUSTAFOR (European State Forest Association), working today as a Senior policy advisor.

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Francisco M. Martínez Sanz

Co-founder and technical director

Forest Engineer with more than 24 years of experience Francisco Martínez Sanz worked on a very diverse number of forestry and environmental projects, mainly oriented to forest landscape restoration and biomass until he founded in 2013 GRUPO SYLVESTRIS with Eng. Enrique Enciso. SYLVESTRIS was launched with a highlighted social vision and soonly became the leader in the development and execution of CO2 absorption projects registered on the Spanish Office of Climate Change (OECC) Registry.
Eng. Francisco Martínez has personally managed on the field the works of more than 1,000 ha, and planned the reforestation about 7,000 ha in more than 30 different locations in Spain but in Portugal, France, Italy, Honduras and Lebanon too. Currently he is working on SYLVESTRIS growth by implementing new technologies and social innovations to face the increasing of the offsetting demand from companies that are planning to be carbon neutral.
His career as a social entrepreneur has been awarded by some of the most prestigious programs supporting social impact in Spain, what promoted REPSOL (Spanish Oil&Gas company) Foundation and HISPASAT (Spanish satellites company) entered into SYLVESTRIS shareholding.

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Francisco Purroy Balda

Director of Land Life in Spain and Portugal.

Director of Land Life in Spain and Portugal and ambassador for trees.org. Francisco is dedicated to combatting the climate emergency. Coming from a family of biologists, a passion for ecology and nature conservation is intrinsic in his DNA.
His mission is to restore degraded land by planting native mixed forests, creating a green belt that protects the Iberian Peninsula and restores biodiversity with their projects.

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Rolf Schmitz

Rolf Schmitz

Co-founder and Chief BizDev Officer, CollectiveCrunch

Rolf has an engineering degree and an MBA; he has done business development in high-tech throughout his career. At CollectiveCrunch, he has won and onboarded customers from Spain, Chile, Columbia and the USA. As a sideline, Rolf also runs the marketing at CollectiveCrunch.

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Iñigo Lizarralde ceo of föra technology

Iñigo Lizarralde

CEO, Föra

Iñigo Lizarralde is the CEO of Föra.

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