Consumer brands and retailers

Why consumer brands and retailers should attend:


Discover

how the bio-economy can help you meet your sustainability targets efficiently

Learn

about the latest trends and expectations from consumers and regulators around the world

Connect

with bio-economy innovators to hear about ground-breaking cost-efficient strategies

Understand

how best to market and communicate your products and materials to succeed

Key sessions

  • Your industry specific session
    – Plastics, packaging, apparel, textiles, coatings & resins, homecare & domestic products, cosmetics & personal care and bio design & future materials
  • Site Visit – Port of Amsterdam
    23rd March – 10:00 – 13:00
  • So, what happens next? Solving end of life challenges
    25th March – 15:45 – 17:15

Key speakers

Ryan Gellert

Ryan Gellert

General Manager - EMEA, Patagonia
Christine Goulay

Christine Goulay

Sustainable Innovation Senior Manager, Kering
Tom Domen

Tom Domen

Global Head of Long Term Innovation, Ecover + method

Confirmed attending companies

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WBM | Who Attends | The North Face

  • Being the third time attending World Bio Markets I’m fully confident I’ll come back from it with new ideas, knowledge and a bigger network of people and companies who could help our industry move towards a more sustainable use of natural resources. In my speech I’ll present a new way of working we’ve set up to accelerate the uptake of innovations and facilitate their development
    Mattias Bodin, Circular Innovation Lab Lead, H&M
  • WBM is great place to see a wide array of interesting presentations on a wide array of business fields. It is easy to cherry-pick your favourite seminars and the on-line meeting arrangements are excellent.
    Per Bjerlow, Manager, Mitsubishi Corporation Stockholm
  • The cross-platform for the post-petroleum industry and thought leaders, World Bio Markets brings the whole value-chain together to meet and exchange trends on bioeconomy and demonstrates how conceptual approaches could be brought to the market.
    René Bethmann, Innovation Manager, Materials and Manufacturing, VAUDE
  • Attending World Bio Markets for several years gives us opportunities to identify future of this market from innovation, industry and brand value perspectives. Thanks to various formats proposed by the organization and high quality contents, we are able to gather great knowledge and develop our ecosystem. WBM helps us to adress sustainable circular economy challenges from different approaches. It has a major impact on our business.
    Christophe Durand, Sustainable Elastomers & Thermoplastics Activity Manager, Michelin
  • Sustainability is at the heart of Orthex Group strategy, it is one important part of building strong brands and improving our everyday lives. At the World Bio Markets we heard what is new and fresh in the field from our peers and potential suppliers, there was a good mix between interesting speakers and time to network.
    Alexander Rosenlew, CEO, Orthex Group
  • World Bio Markets is a great conference and networking opportunity and in 2019 directly resulted in several new innovation leads!
    Dirk Develter, EU Head of Formulations & Global Technologies Platform, Ecover+Method
  • Attending World Bio markets gave us great contacts along with valuable food for thought from interesting speakers and forward striving workshops.
    Calill Odqvist Jagusch, Creative Change Director & CEO, Light My Fire
  • World Bio Markets gave us a great opportunity to explore the latest key innovations in sustainability. The workshops were specifically helpful in helping us explore new ways to solve problems we are facing in our sustainability strategy
    Elliott Rayner, Senior Marketing Manager, Asics
  • Attending World Bio Markets 2019 has been extremely valuable for my company. This is a great place to connect with the other actors of the value chain and understand the latest progress within bio-based materials, so it influences our future products development.
    Guillaume Lebert, Sustainability Senior Scientist, Procter and Gamble
  • For three years in a row now, World Bio Market has been a very good opportunity to see applications, challenges, opportunities, and best practices, related to bio materials in different sectors. It was time well spent to have overviews, with deep dives on new materials, new technologies, and new marketing related to new materials. In fact, it all helps in understanding the market requirements in a low carbon circular economy that is shaping up, requiring structural changes in the way we think, design, produce, sell, and dispose products.  
    Davide Braghiroli, Project Manager, Environmental Innovations, Tetra Pak
  • 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
  • Very informative, a good cross-section of the industry.
    Tristan Chate, Product Merchandising Manager, The North Face
  • Very good exposure to bio market for someone new to exploring this field
    Benedict Orchard, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Adnams
  • This was a good opportunity to see what others are doing in the bio markets.
    Jon-Alan Minehardt, Product Development Engineer, PrimaLoft, Inc.
  • 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
  • Very well organised event, where the audience could meet, learn and do business with the bio market community. Tons of handy info in 3 days.
    Gianluca Mecatti, Senior Sourcing Manager, VF Corporation