Thank you to everyone who attended World Bio Markets 2022!

The event was a huge success, and we will be returning to Barcelona on 19-20 Arpil 2023

Geno attended in order to meet existing and new brand and manufacturing partners and to learn from this incredible community who are prioritising action against climate change. We can't wait to come back in 2023."

Sasha Calder
Head of Impact, Genomatica

ECBF is a new fund and we are delighted to be able to use World Bio Markets to meet with bio entrepreneurs and innovators. A great event that brings the global bioeconomy community together, well done."

Michael Brandkamp
Partner, European Circular Bioeconomy Fund

I have been attending for many years and it is great that World Bio Markets is back. The event provides an excellent platform to tell the industry about developments at Avantium, to learn about advancements at other companies and to meet with potential partners and customers."

Tom van Aken
Chief Executive Officer, Avantium NV

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Some of the companies that joined us

200 industry leaders joined us on 8-9 June in Barcelona for a 2-day programme of knowledge exchange, 1-2-1 meetings and networking.

This is our first time at World Bio Markets and we have found the experience to be highly valuable. We have made exciting connections with biotech companies, possible clients and complimentary business partners. This is an important event for the future of the bioeconomy."

Caterina Coll
Chief Executive Officer, PERSEO Biotechnology

The new World Bio Markets is great. The people, the content, the networking and the 1-2-1 meeting booths."

Rob van der Meij
Partner, Capricorn Partners

World Bio Markets provides an excellent environment in which to meet actors from across the entire bioeconomy value chain. We achieved our objectives and enjoyed the shared experience."

Magda Carrasco
International Raw Material Department Director, L’Oreal

Our co-hosts

Kathryn Sheridan​

CEO & Founder, Sustainability Consult

Jo Anne Shatkin

President, Vireo Advisors

Dr Melanie Williams

Director, Melanie Williams Consulting

Claudia Amos

Technical Director, Anthesis Group

Some of the speakers at 2022

Sasha Calder

Head of Impact


Rick Passenier

Co-Founder and Executive Board Member

On Running

Magda Carrasco

International Raw Material Department Director


Zina Cinker

Director General


Tom van Aken

Chief Executive Officer

Avantium NV

Sjoerd Dijkstra

Lead Strategic & Sustainability Marketing, Coatings & Adhesives


Norbert Baum

Senior Executive Manager


Michael Brandkamp

Founder & General Partner

European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF)

A welcome return

For 15 years World Bio Markets has been uniting and connecting the bioeconomy value chain from lab to market and driving change through commercially viable innovation.

World Bio Markets connects and generates deal flow between bio producers, global FMCG brands, investors and suppliers and provides a forum for cross sector knowledge exchange and transfer as we accelerate the transition to a post petroleum economy. 

Who attends and why?

The event connects and generates deal flow through a curated programme of company presentations, 1-2-1 pre-scheduled or drop in meetings and networking.