The 16th edition and returning home to The Netherlands

Supported By
WBMI-150

Driving the commercialisation of the bioeconomy

1-2-1 MEETINGS | CONFERENCE | NETWORKING

Host City

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 350 industry leaders with a two-day programme of knowledge exchange, 1-2-1 meetings, and networking.

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.

What to expect

A highly valuable and inspiring two days where:

  • Pioneering developers and producers of bio based solutions present their latest innovations
  • Consumer facing brands and buyers learn from and meet with the solution providers who can help them achieve their complex sustainability goals
  • Investors and financiers source new investment opportunities
  • Community enablers highlight how they can accelerate the growth of the sector
  • Suppliers present how they can improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process

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

2

Days

350+

Attendees

30+

Nationalities

1,000's

of 1-2-1 commercial meetings

50

Conference sessions

100

World class speakers

+

Endless networking opportunities

1-2-1 Meetings

We believe that highly targeted and pre-arranged 1-2-1 commercial meetings are key to accelerating the growth of the sector and the transition to a bio-based economy.

 

As we now travel less for business, it is imperative that when we do, we maximise our time and the opportunities available to us. 

 

Our pre-arranged meetings format removes the element of luck from traditional networking and provides the most cost and time efficient way of connecting with potential new customers and partners.

 

In the run up to the event all attendees can view each other’s profile and pre-arrange 30 minute meetings via our online planner.

 

You will also be presented with a list of people who meet the criteria you provided, and who you would benefit from meeting.

 

Meetings with sponsors are held in their branded and private meeting space and delegate to delegate meetings are held in a dedicated area.

I have had two days of back to back meetings in order to discover companies and technologies that can help us achieve our 2030 sustainability goals. I was particularly interested in discovering new feedstocks to help us reach our 100% renewable or recycled materials targets. The event has been very helpful.

Catarina Vannfält, Material Innovation Developer, IKEA

Conference

The conference blends technical innovations with market driven dialogue and real world commercial reality. 

 

Improve your competitive advantage by staying ahead of the knowledge curve – keep up to date with the latest trends, thinking and market developments and take actionable insights back to the office to help you and your team make better decisions.

 

Hear from the bio pioneers who are bringing ground breaking sustainable solutions to the market, investors funding the acceleration, consumer facing brands who are integrating bio within their wider sustainability strategy and the community enablers who can supercharge scalability and commercialisation. 


The programme addresses every part of the bioeconomy ecosystem from farmer to consumer and everything in between.

Top line issues being discussed include:

  • The role of bio in the race to carbon negativity
  • Re thinking how we make things with bio based materials, ingredients and chemicals
  • Investment strategies and how to secure funding
  • Macroeconomic and geopolitical influences impacting the growth of the bioeconomy
  • Scaling up, commercialisation and collaboration
  • Biomass and waste stream feedstocks and their impact on the wider value chain
  • Inside the minds of the retailers, clothing and footwear, cosmetics, food and drink and household brands
  • Trends from around the world and how to access international markets
  • Using certification to communicate with consistency, clarity and confidence

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

Why attend

… and if you are still unsure of the benefits of attending, here are the top 5 from our 2022 attendees.

1.

Meet potential new customers and partners and scale your business

2.

Grow your new business development pipeline

3.

Source technologies that can help you achieve your sustainability goals

4.

Keep up to date with the latest thinking

5.

Network with your peers and increase your sphere of influence