GBOB-GBOF is a cross cutting, high level symposium bringing business sectors and business leaders, policy makers and NGOs together. The high-level support reflects the importance of the issues the symposium aims to explore. There will be contributions from the Rt. Hon Caroline Spelman the Secretary of State for the Environment, Janez Potočnik the European Commissioner for Environment. Along with many high-level business contributors there will be speakers from the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, UNEP and United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF).