The 16th edition and returning home to The Netherlands

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Driving the commercialisation of the Bioeconomy




World Bio Markets returns to The Netherlands in 2023

World Bio Markets is the leading international business event for the global bioeconomy community, connecting over 400 industry leaders with a two-day programme of knowledge exchange, 1-2-1 meetings, and networking.

We bring together the right people in the right environment in order to accelerate the transition to a fossil-free economy.


The two-day event connects and generates deal flow between bio developers and producers, global brands and buyers, investors and financiers, suppliers and community enablers.


Let us help you commercialise, scale your business, and tap into growing markets as the world goes through the biggest transformation and re-allocation of capital and jobs in its history.

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Partners already confirmed for 2023

Proud to be partnering with BioeconomyVentures

BioeconomyVentures is an EU funded project that aims to help bio based startups and spinoffs access finance and the wider bio ecosystem.

The project supports startups and spinoffs in many ways including hosting matchmaking, pitching and networking events.

World Bio Markets is proud to be hosting two of these workshops, in partnership with Food Valley and F6S, at this year’s event.

I've been attending for many years and it's 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

A successful return

After two years away, World Bio Markets returned in 2022 in Barcelona to the delight of the international community.


The energy in the room was incredible as over 200 senior decision makers from across the bioeconomy value chain came together to drive the growth of the sector through unity and collaboration.

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WBM is a high-quality event and a great opportunity for us to meet existing and new partners from across the bio-material and bio-tech value chain. We intend to return in future years.

Laurie Points, Beauty and Personal Care Research Manager – Materials & Automation, Unilever

Who attends

For 16 years World Bio Markets has been uniting and connecting the bioeconomy value chain from lab to market and driving change through commercially viable innovation.


22 nationalities were present in 2022, making World Bio Markets one of the few truly international bioeconomy gatherings, and we expect more countries to be represented in 2023.


Leadership teams from Corporate Sustainability, New Product Development, R&D, Innovation & Technology, Procurement, Marketing & Brand, Engineering, Scientific, Operations, Finance, and Business Development all attend to learn, discover, source, and procure new technologies to help them achieve their corporate sustainability goals.

Why attend

Let us connect you with your next customer or partner and help you grow your business.


World Bio Markets is the only event dedicated to driving the commercialisation of the sector.


Commercialisation = awareness, adoption, growth, scale, implementation, and acceleration towards a bio-based economy.


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

Companies invest in World Bio Markets to:

  1. Generate new sales leads
  2. Build relationships with global brands
  3. Discover new upstream and downstream partners to help accelerate business growth
  4. Find investment
  5. Position themselves as industry pioneers and thought leaders

Bio Developers & Producers attend to present their technologies to brands & buyers, partners, and investors, and to find community enablers and suppliers who can help them scale their operations.

Brands & Buyers attend to learn from and meet with bio-based solution providers who can help them achieve their complex corporate sustainability goals.

Investors & Financiers attend to find new investment opportunities and share how they can help companies scale.

Community Enablers attend to keep up to date with industry developments and meet with companies who need their support.

Suppliers use the event to present their solutions to bio developers & producers and better understand the needs of the wider value chain.