New dates for World Bio Markets 2020, and co-locating SynBio Markets 2020: attracting the entire value chain and delivering the definitive European bioeconomy event

Following our announcement regarding the postponement of World Bio Markets 2020, due to widespread concerns around COVID-19, we’ve been working hard on securing new dates. And we’ve also been looking at ways in which we can use this challenging situation to create a better experience for our clients and partners across the entire bioeconomy value chain. We are delighted to confirm that World Bio Markets 2020 will now take place from 2 – 4 November 2020, at the same venue, the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. Furthermore, we will be co-locating SynBio Markets 2020 on the same dates at the same venue. We believe this will offer a number of benefits to the market, as follows:

For World Bio Markets 2020 clients and partners:
● By combining the 2 events we are bringing the whole bioeconomy value chain together and offering more content, a bigger audience and more networking opportunities – you get access to both events!
● We hope that by November travel bans will be lifted enabling us to offer an event of optimal quality – a full audience with a big appetite for face to face meetings!
● And we now have an additional 7 – 8 months in order to build our audience; including more brands, chemical and material manufacturers, investors and start-ups
● Furthermore, for existing partners we will leave the meeting tool open up until the end of March, so you can still use it to schedule calls with people of interest

For SynBio Markets 2020 clients and partners:
● The co-location with World Bio Markets 2020 will enable us to showcase synthetic biology in a non-intimidating way in the presence of big brands, chemical manufacturers and investors
● By sharing the exhibition and networking elements of both events you will also be able to showcase your business to a far wider (yet highly relevant) audience!
● Attendees will also get more value for time out of the office, with the opportunity to upgrade to attend both conferences, the pre-conference technical workshop day, and networking dinner
● However, we will still be hosting a dedicated content stream and networking event specifically for the synthetic biology community, so you won’t get lost in the crowd

For all our clients and partners across both events:
● A shared exhibition and networking zone, and a shared one-to-one meeting ensures we are cross-pollinating and connecting the entire value chain from end to end!
● We noted different investor pools at previous World Bio Markets and SynBio Markets events. These will now combine to provide one “go-to” pool of qualified investors
● Combining two events, creates one definitive event of scale. The go to, once a year event in Europe for all your bioeconomy business development needs
● Due to travel bans we’ll also be supporting the industry in the run up to the event by opening up our online platform featuring content, lead generation and connections.

We would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement. We look forward to repaying your faith! We’ll be reaching out to all clients and partners individually to talk through the new setup and field any questions. But please feel free to get in touch directly if you have any comments or suggestions.

In the meantime, with events being postponed and travel bans in place, how are you getting your message out there and doing business? We’d be happy to talk you through our digital thought leadership and lead generation offerings, including online content and webinars!

Themes and focus for the 2020 event

Technical discussions focused on cutting edge bio-based chemical,
material and product manufacturing. Insights
into the key efficiencies, opportunities and challenges
available both now and in the future.
In an era of fast capital, how is the world of investment navigated? How are the correct processes, applications, partners and end-markets selected? What funding models work, and which ones don’t?

Hear from, and interact with, brands both large and small to gain a real world understanding of where bio-based and other sustainable materials and products fit into their current and future sustainability strategies.
Be inspired by the freshest ideas from the most dynamic and inspiring start-ups. Make unexpected connections and learn, as potential investors and partners delve into the details to help form more robust business plans.

Taking you on the journey from lab to market in some of the most exciting verticals:• Plastics • Packaging • Coatings & Resins • Apparel & Textiles • Biodesign & Future Materials • Homecare & Domestics • Cosmetics & Personal Care


The leading assembly for the bio economy


Content Streams

Showcasing the most innovative bioeconomy start-ups

Bio Stars

  • World Bio Markets 2019 was a real source of inspiration. Meetings were well organized and productive, my only problem was the impossibility to attend all sessions, next year I'll bring more people.
    Antoine Gouteyron, Technology R&D Manager, Cosmo International Ingredients
  • World Bio Markets event is a real opportunity to be updated about the new technologies/materials, the advantages, issues and challenges in this field, and of course is a great way to make contacts.
    Audrey Galvan, Product Risk Specialist, Swatch Group
  • This event was a perfect occasion to meet all the participants to the value chain of the green market approach and to share the different visions to achieve the same results of a sustainable future for us and our children.
    Antonio Amico, Downstream R&D Product Technology Manager, ENI SpA
  • What has been possible to produce from oil, is now doable based on biomass. World Bio Markets shows the technologies and business models leading to this new carbon-neutral economy.
    Sulev Alajoe, Director of Regional Business Development in West Estonia, Estonian Investment Agency
  • World Bio Markets gives an opportunity to hear from and network with delegates from large brands to small start-ups from across the bioeconomy with a common goal of a more sustainable future.
    Joyce Bennett, Project Manager, DETOX Project, University of York
  • World Bio Markets offers for participants the right number and size of industries due to its medium-size, and thus enables many dedicated discussion and a good overview of the main players in the field of bio-based industries.
    Tim Börner, Scientist, Nestlé Research
  • The conference is interesting both on a professional level to meet players from other industries and do business, but also on a personal level because it makes us think about the way we consume.
    Lea Ortiz-Bustinza, Marketing Manager, Leaf
  • The event provides an excellent opportunity to stay up-to-date with the broader biobased industry and provides excellent networking opportunities across the biobased value chain.
    Floris Buijzen, Product Market Manager, Total Corbion PLA

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