WBM returns to facilitate growth and commercialisation across the global bio-economy for the 12th successive year. Over 500 senior-level decision makers from the entire bio-based value chain descend on Amsterdam in search of the partnerships, biotech breakthroughs, investment opportunities and innovations that are poised to spearhead the bio-economy of tomorrow.
WBM is designed to leave no stone unturned in showcasing the very latest projects and upcoming opportunities in the biofuel, bio-chemical, biomass power and bio-based product worlds. Across three days of dynamic content, a host of networking opportunities and a bespoke partnering platform, WBM equips you with the knowledge and connections to succeed in the bio-economy.
We conduct over 100 in depth interviews with leaders from throughout the bio-economy to ensure that each year our content is up-to-date and delving deep into the critical challenges and latest commercial success stories in the world’s bio market. Across four days WBM unveils new partnership opportunities, investment strategies, off-taker perspectives, ground-breaking technologies and much more!
Since 2006 a lot has changed in the bio-economy and WBM mirrors this. Commercial decision makers are seeking to seize opportunities presented by advanced biofuels, heightened performance in bio-chemicals, a thirst for bio-based solutions from major industrial players and advances in bio-power applications – WBM is their one-stop-shop to do so.
Effective partnerships are critical for successful projects in the bio-economy and WBM recognises this. With an easy to use, bespoke partnering app, private partnering pods, and a whole host of networking opportunities over fine food and drink, WBM gives you more opportunities and tools to meet your next partners than ever before!
"WORLD BIO MARKETS IS EUROPE'S LEADING EVENT FOR THE BIO-BASED ECONOMY!"
MARCEL LUBBEN, PRESIDENT, REVERDIA
Interview - Tom van Aken, CEO, Avantium
Interview - Katharina Desmet, Trade and Investment, Flanders Investment and Trade Agency
Interview - René van Sloten, Executive Director Industrial Policy, CEFIC
Interview - Phil Webster, Principal, Arthur D. Little
Interview - Michael Wild, President, International Biomass Torrefaction Council
Interview - Meghan Sapp, Principal, Planet Energy
Interview - Dr Els D'Hondt, Program Manager, FISCH
Interview - Danny Vancoppenolle, Commercial Manager, Port of Ghent
Interview - Dr Ian Fotheringham, Managing Director, Ingenza
Interview - Ronald Cascone, Principal, Nexant
Interview - Sari Mannonen, Director, Sales & Marketing, UPM Biofuels
Interview - Norzaimah Maarof, Director, Chemical Company of Malaysia
Interview - Mark Laurenzo, Manager, Business Development, Iowa Economic Development Authority
Interview - Lucy Nattrass, Managing Consultant, E4tech
Interview - Dr Els D'Hondt, Program Manager, FISCH
Here’s quick snapshot of what World Bio Markets 2016 looked like –
“WBM is unique in that it provides multiple opportunities for networking in an environment that doesn’t have that impersonal, large tradeshow feel. One can easily connect with colleagues and, due to the flow of the agenda and activities, naturally re-connect throughout the week.
Chief Executive Officer, Rivertop Renewables
“WBM is a perfect set up to meet, in one place, with fellow industrial partners. Even if usually think I know most of the things that deal with our business, this year again I met with a few actors with whom we could identify potential common interests!
Definitely a good place to be! Every year”
Directeur Recherche, Innovation & Dévelopement Avril
“For us, World Bio Markets 2016 is one of the top 3 world wide events to establish new contacts with potential partners and clients.
In particular the broad attendance and online meeting tool are key factors to that.”
Heade of Business Development, Global Bioenergie
“World Bio Markets is an excellent platform to connect the various players along the bio-based value chain.
Even in a challenging macro-economic environment it identifies success stories and highlights opportunities for the road ahead."
Managing Director, SusTech Consult
“It's unusual in the chemicals industry to have so many people attending a single event.
The presenters represented quality companies and overall there was an atmosphere of realism about the challenges but a confidence in the technologies. ”
VP Chemicals, Amec Foster Wheeler
“It’s why I’ve been coming to World Bio Market’s for years – To meet with other people from the industry, to meet with feedstock suppliers, with technology companies, chemical companies and with brand owners.
Bringing all these together makes it really worth it to visit such a conference.”
Tom van Aken
“I was very happy to see that the conference again put together solids and liquids, which was for us beneficial. I’ve seen more interesting people than the last edition – also industrial people which is good.”
Commercial Manager, Port of Ghent
“The event was terrific for meeting peers in the bioethanol sector and coming up with new ways to communicate ethanol's role in transport decarbonisation. ”
Industry, Policy & Technology Analyst, Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd
“A conference where you can share with your peers and get the big picture of the present status of the bioindustry .”
Director of Biotechnology, Total