Testimonials

Following the 2018 event, and looking ahead to the 2019 event.

"Overall one of the best conferences I've attended"

The World Bio Markets Conference in Amsterdam was a great opportunity to learn about companies and organizations across the whole renewables value chain, from farmers and resource managers, feedstock converters and bio-engineers, chemical manufacturers, polymer resin producers, large and small consumer product makers, to logistics and technology support firms and governmental bodies and NGOs. The schedule was very full but there were opportunities to engage with speakers during the panel discussions and networking breaks. The organizers provided a ready mechanism and rooms for scheduling individual meetings that were quite productive since the right people (i.e. thought-leaders and decision-makers) were in attendance. The speakers and panelists were well prepared and the session chairs/panel moderators were effective at raising challenging issues. Overall, one of best conferences I’ve attended.

Steve Cohen
Director, Catalyst and Chemicals Technology
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Elevance
At Procter & Gamble, we believe that our brands can enable and inspire responsible consumption through superior performance and by committing to a positive impact on society and the environment, aligned with the brand purpose. We have and will continue to launch a number of initiatives for our Fabric Care business as part of our company Ambition 2030. Serving five billion people gives us the unique opportunity to promote conversations, influence attitudes, change behaviour and help the consumers who use our brands have a positive impact. During 2019 event, we will be presenting some specific examples of our actions to continue our sustainability journey. Plant-based ingredients are an important part of our strategy and we look forward to explain more specific elements we use to assess them in light of their environmental impact and our company purpose.  World Bio Markets is a great opportunity to meet key business players and understand trends the sector is going after.

Guillaume Lebert
Sustainability Senior Scientist
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P&G
I’m very much looking forward to the 2019 version of the World Bio Markets, where I will share an update of the H&M group’s activities on bio-based materials and products. WBM is a great networking space bringing together various actors from the value chain I also envision to make new contacts for future collaborations.

Mattias Bodin
Sustainability Business Expert, Materials & Innovation
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H&M    
Very well organized event and a good place to network with relevant stakeholders within the whole value chain of bio-based industry.

Risto Vapola
Technical Manager
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Neste Corporation
At least half of all our clothing is based on bio-materials. C&A Foundation believes fashion can be a force for good and strives for changing the growth of cotton to organic cotton. We also support the development of harvesting viscose from agricultural materials instead of harvesting in pristine forests, through our partnership with Canopy (Vancouver). As Head of Circular Transformation, I’m glad to be at the World Bio Markets 2019 to share insights in the development of ‘circular fashion’ and discuss how new business models can transform this industry for better.

Douwe Jan Joustra
Head of Circular Fashion
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C&A Foundation
World Bio Markets 2018 was a fantastic conference for our company. It allowed us to understand the latest issues facing the bio economy and learn about the new technologies and business approaches being developed. In addition to the information, we were able to make a number of strategic introductions that can lead to long term partnerships.

Jeff Brown
CEO
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Novvi
ChainCraft is happy to present itself at the World Bio Markets. We will speak about our commercial demonstration plant which has been realised in the port of Amsterdam. The WBM is a great podium to announce our next steps and involve end-users and brands in our developments.

Niels Van Stralen
Director
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ChainCraft
World Bio Markets 2019 is a fantastic opportunity to meet the leaders of the bio-economy, collaborate in finding new solutions and learn from those on the cutting edge of innovation. Building a truly sustainable bio-economy is an exciting journey and has led RSB to develop the world’s most robust sustainability standard and ground-breaking solutions for those using wastes and residues in the production of fuels and products. I look forward to leading a discussion on how we can build a sustainable and circular bio-economy that ensures social and environmental safeguards while reducing climate impacts. I will be introducing you to cutting edge thinking around wastes, including our positive impacts approach and displacement effects methodology as well as showcasing some of the most exciting work being done by our partners globally. Looking forward to meeting you there.

Rolf Hogan    
Executive Director
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Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials         
Smart bio-based solutions will enable us contributing to reversing climate change, supporting radical decarbonization and creating human carbon sinks. Developing circular products with bio-based waste streams is key and at World Bio Markets in Amsterdam many of the solutions available today will be shared. By attending I am very eager to learn about new developments that can support our Climate Take Back goal to become a regenerative company.          

Geanne Van Arkel
Head of sustainable development
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Interface   
As well as presentations giving up-to-date state-of-the-art information, at this conference every opportunity turns into a networking meeting with biotech leaders from around the world; it felt like home.

Marcel van Berkel
Project Director
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Bio-Based Delta
Black Bear, a circular economy company extracting high-quality materials from end-of-life tires, is excited for its first participation in the WBM event. We believe expertise and passion but mostly cooperation to be of crucial importance in successfully developing sustainable products. For that reason, we are very much looking forward to sharing our concept and gaining insights from all the others attendees.    

Martijn Lopes Cardozo
CEO
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Black Bear 
Sustainability and the circular economy is a vital part of Orthex Group strategy, for us it is a choice for the environment, for business success and for the future. I am happy to share how Orthex has put the strategy into action through an example of ground breaking new products. We are all the time looking for inspiration and new opportunities to be a bigger part of the fast growing bio-economy, therefore I am especially looking forward to the World Bio Market 2019 event.

Alexander Rosenlew
CEO
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Orthex
Great opportunity to network and keep abreast of bio materials developments around the world.

Steve Rodgers
Chief Executive Officer
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Licella
I was very impressed by the event. Participants had the chance to see how innovation can drive new business models. Most importantly, it was a great opportunity to exchange experiences, learn about success stories in different continents and be inspired by them.

Flavio Benedito
Innovation Manager
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Cefic
I'm very happy to have attended the World Bio Markets 2018 and I've had many opportunities to meet interesting companies and improve my knowledge on these topics.

Stefano Alini
Research and Development Manager
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Radici Group
World Bio Markets continues to set the standard for international biofuels conferences - good range of attendees from across the biofuel, biochemical and funding sectors.

Nick Brooks
Chief Executive Officer
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Future Blends Limited
Excellent experience as a new person to the bio market

Peter OLoughlin
Vice President of Global Sales
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Green Biologics
I really enjoyed the event. I was great to meet so many new people and to share a little about USDA’s thinking on the bio-economy. It would be great to join again in the future.

David Babson
Senior Advisor
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USDA
The World Bio Markets conference was a great experience. I will be back next year

Reimer Ivang
CEO
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Better World Fashion
Absolutely fulfils a need. Many interesting companies. Good representation from Europe and Americas.

Peter Van der Donk
Business Developer
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University of Amsterdam
I really enjoyed this event as it brought very good networking experience.

Jorge Martinez Gacio
Technologist
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Axens
The event was beyond expectation

Con Theeuwen
Senior Technology Manager
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AkzoNobel
Becoming indispensable!

Micha Hes
Business Development Manager
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Port of Amsterdam
Perfect

Frederic Bonte
Business Development Manager
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Praxair