• Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 23-24 October 2024

One Planet - Sustainable
Bioeconomy Solutions for
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Welcome

The Global Bioeconomy Summit (GBS) is a high-level, international gathering of leaders of bioeconomy from all hemispheres and from diverse backgrounds that represent the interdisciplinary and diverse features of the bioeconomy. The Summit will be hosted for the first-time outside Europe in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa. GBS2024 will emphasise resilient and sustainable food systems, bioeconomy as a key model for sustainable transition to less fossil dependent economies, conservation of biodiversity, and using innovation as a driver for new economic opportunities, especially jobs for the youth. We welcome you to Nairobi, Kenya, where the first ever GBS in Africa will be held.

About GBS2024

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:

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Provide a platform to discuss global bioeconomy issues in an inclusive manner.
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Foster communication and understanding of global bioeconomy.
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Integrate bioeconomy issues in global discussions on innovation, climate, biodiversity and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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Provide guidelines and recommendations for the way forward.
Register

*Kindly note that registration will commence on 15 July 2024.
  • Supported by

    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.
  • Hosted by

    GBS2024 is hosted by the East African Science and Technology Commission (EASTECO) of the East African Community (EAC), the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)/BioInnovate Africa, and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).
  • Participants

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



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Online Participants

500

In-Person Attendees

12 +

Partners

Announcements

GBS2024 Travel Scholarship for Bioeconomy Experts

The Global Bioeconomy Summit (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 for a sustainable and circular bioeconomy. GBS2024 will take place from 23 – 24 October 2024 in Nairobi, Kenya.

It is our great pleasure to announce that the European Commission will provide a limited number of travel stipends for experts actively participating in the GBS2024.

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Get Your Ticket

General Admission

USD 200

Open for Registration

Student

USD 100

Limited, Proof of Student ID

Exhibition

Interested academic and research organisations, community projects, private sector companies, and industry leaders from all over the world are invited to exhibit their cutting-edge innovative biologically based products and services at the GBS2024. 

Why Exhibit at the GBS2024? 

Connect with over 500 attendees in person from around the world, including but not limited to, policy makers, industry experts, business leaders, scientists, and civil society actors; Engage with potential partners, investors, and development actors seeking innovative bioeconomy solutions. 



How To Apply

Our Partners and Sponsors

IACGB
ICIPE
BioInnovate Africa
EAC
SEI
IKEA
Universit Bonn
Seeding the Future
Sweden
JRS
Schmidt
IRD
EU