Following the 2019 event.

"It is the go-to event for meeting the players in the value chain of developing sustainable solutions"

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
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
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
The event in Amsterdam has grown to a multiple networking opportunity to follow the latest trends in bio-related technologies, economies and commercial dynamics. On the one hand a broad spectrum of actors which reflects the complexities of the related issue and on the other hand a very well-organized team behind it offering structure and guidance to not get lost. An event which is enriching and inspiring on topics crucial to our times.

Ekkehart Sillem, Managing Director, Helm Benelux BV
Being a Bio-Star at World Bio Markets 2019 was a great opportunity for our young company. The people in attendance were a concentrated selection of inspiring and useful contacts with some of these contacts now firm partners in the work we are doing today. The bio-materials industry can often be made of close regional communities with this event expanding this intinationally whilst maintaining the passion and dedication the smaller communities often show.

Rob Nicoll, Co-Founder, Chip[s] Board
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
We were fortunate enough to take part in the Bio-Stars program at World Bio Markets 2019. As a new start-up, the opportunity to be showcased at the event was fantastic for us. We were having interesting conversations throughout the event, heard lots of interesting and thought-provoking talks and sessions, as well as making some key connections that have had a huge impact on the business. We highly recommend young companies to apply to take part!

Peter Orrell, Founder & CEO, MycoNourish
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
Being involved with the World Bio Markets, and more specifically being named a Bio All-Star has helped give our business start-up much-needed credibility and press coverage. I'd like to thank everyone at Bio Market Insights for their support!

Mike Feazel, CEO, Roof Maxx Technologies, LLC
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
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
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
Professionalism beyond expectations for every part of the World Bio Markets 2019 experience.

Dr. Duane Priddy, Global Vice President, SpecialChem
It is a go-to event for meeting the players in the value chain of developing sustainable solutions.

Gary Li, Scientist, FPInnovations
Very informative, a good cross-section of the industry.

Tristan Chate, Product Merchandising Manager, The North Face
The event provides an insightful overview of breakthrough technologies and competencies in the market

Gilles Mur, President, iTak Strategies
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
Very complete information on state of the art bio topics. Production, marketing, application. Great speakers.

Rony Van Regenmortel, Chief Project Officer, United Caps Luxembourg
Excellent event for over-view of current developments, futuristic technology available & budding innovations.

Prajesh Mistry, Director, Godavari Biorefineries
Great opportunity to understand the complexity of the bio-based markets and to interact face to face with key players in the field. Highly recommended!!

Ivana Esposito, Process Development Engineer, Shell
World Bio Markets is an excellent opportunity to get in touch will experts and decision makers in the field of biobased production for a sustainable future!

Erik Pijlman, CEO, KNN Cellulose BV
Fabulous event, wonderful networking opportunities and true thought leadership in the global bio-economy. I'll be back next year, for sure!

Suzanne Fraser, Investment Attraction Executive, Clean Tech, Nova Scotia Business Inc.
A very good blend of vision, technology and real world needs and expectations.

Guido Dona, Director – Planning & Strategy, Technical Polymers, Arkema
Great event covering a variety of topics. Helpful for one who was interested in bio and recycled plastic efforts.

Amar Carmody, Market Intelligence Analyst, Braskem
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
I liked to see the huge development in the field of new composite materials

Giuliana Angonoa, Senior Sustainability Manager Petrochemicals, BASF SE
Very good exposure to bio market for someone new to exploring this field

Benedict Orchard, Environmental Sustainability Manager, Adnams
Great place to network with representatives from all part of the value chain

Åsa Ek, CEO, Cellutech
Well worth attending

Paul Newall, President, Newall Consulting Inc.
Great event.

Steve Schley, Consultant, Seven Islands Land Company
Good update of current developments in many different areas what is to biowaste and sustainability all in all

Päivi Lonka, Senior Manager, Bio2X, Fortum
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
Great event with a maximum of valuable contacts in two days.

Michel Manach, Business Development, Toulouse White Biotechnology
The conference was a real eye opener on trends for bio based plastics and the real life examples of uptake by industry players

Agos Hasan, COO, Indochine Bio Plastiques (ICBP) Sdn Bhd
The re-branding of 2019 compared to 2018 was very good. 2019 was far better than 2018 with much more people attending. Looking forward to 2020.

Christoffer Lassenius, Market Analyst, UPM Biofuels
I came out of my first World Bio Markets with a clear view of the future of a whole new industry

Jose M Suarez, CEO, AD Biocomposites
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
World Bio Markets is a great place to do networking and business intelligence regarding status within the bioeconomy

Ulf Westerberg, Innovation Manager, Pitea Science Park Bothnia Bioindustries Cluster
A good size event to meet people easily. Various and interesting contacts.

Pierre Pettex, Commercial Director, TechnipFMC
World Bio Markets has become a recognized conference to attend as it covers the value chain from the raw material to the consumer and all steps along the chain.

Dr. Murray McLaughlin, Advisor to the Bioeconomy, McLaughlin Consultants

And before the 2019 event, here is what our speakers and sponsors had to say

We look forward to World Bio Markets 2019 as it provides an excellent opportunity to connect with experts in the field of Bio-economy, discuss potential solutions for the future of apparel, and discover the innovations that will shape the industry of tomorrow. At VF Corporation, we believe that biomaterials will play a crucial role in the future of our industry and we are pleased to share with the audience our steps to adopt climate beneficial wool.

Julian Lings
Sustainability Manager
The North Face
World Bio Markets is a well-organised event that attracts many commercial people from the biochemistry sector as well as C-level people. In short: the event offers access to an interesting crowd that has decision-making powers within their respective companies at a prime location. The organisers were willing to think with us about what would bring most value to us, rather than referring us to standard packages. The international exposure that can be gained from participating in World Bio Markets is important for us as well as for our partners and we were hard-pressed to find that exposure anywhere else so close to home.

Tomas van Stappen
Foreign Investments Manager
Flanders Investment & Trade
I am very excited to attend the 2019 World Bio Markets conference and get inspired and educated with more perspectives of this evolving market where sharing is the only way forward. I will share a bit about the Light My Fire journey - moving away from petroleum to bio-based and what our challenges have been and what great opportunities we have found.

Calill Odqvist Jagusch
Light My Fire
The substitution of fossil raw materials by biofeedstocks has became more important in the past few years, facilitating a more circular economy. Nevertheless, there are still concerns about the sustainability of bio-based raw materials at certain stakeholders. At the World Bio Markets conference, BASF will present various strategies promoting bioeconomy for a more sustainable future.The conference will gather many important stakeholders to discuss important issues for setting the ground for a growing bioeconomy. I am looking forward to this exciting event.

Dr. Christian Krueger
Corporate Sustainability Strategy Expert
BioVale will be exhibiting at World Bio Markets for the first time in 2019 and we are looking forward to networking with some key players in the bio-based economy, particularly brand names. BioVale is an innovation cluster and we will be bringing some of our cluster members with us to benefit from the new knowledge and new contacts that this event will provide.

Dr Sarah Hickingbottom
I am very excited to present at World Bio Markets 2019 to discuss Arbiom’s bioprocessing and fermentation technology, which produces a high-quality protein ingredient for animal feed from wood that that is nutritional, economical, traceable and sustainable. Our focus is on conserving the health and resources of our planet, and I look forward to connecting with like-minded organisations at the event as we work towards this common goal.

Emily Glenn
Business Development Director
World Bio Markets 2019 gives us the opportunity to share our expertise and potential in using our technology platform CelluAPP when designing biorefineries. The platform enables the fractionation of biomass into both sugar, lignin and ethanol platform towards various green chemicals, biobased materials and advanced biofuels. By attending the World Bio Markets 2019, we see opportunities to create collaborations with other related companies to enhance the fossil-free transition.

Monica Normark, PhD
Project Manager & Development Engineer,
SEKAB E-Technology AB
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
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
At MycoNourish, we harness the power of beneficial microbes to enhance crop production and add value for growers. We are really looking forward to attending World Bio Markets 2019, and the opportunity to connect with a diverse range of stakeholders within in the bio-based industry. Events like this are vital to foster the development of the industry, and they open the doors to new relationships, as well as providing insights into key issues within the sector.

Dr Peter Orrell
Founder & CEO
MycoNourish Limited
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
C&A Foundation
We are looking forward to World Bio Markets 2019 as an opportunity to share, to network and to learn. During the 2019 event we will be providing an update on Ginkgo's progress in advancing synthetic biology to meet the growing needs for more sustainable solutions across a broad range of applications, and the opportunity to network with, and learn about the progress of key market players in the bio-economy

Matthew McKnight
Chief Commercial Officer
Ginkgo Bioworks
The 2019 World Bio Markets conference is an exciting confluence of like-minded producers and consumers of bioproduct technologies. Prisma Renewable Composites is looking forward to attend this event with visionaries and entrepreneurs who are changing the way the world thinks about our environment, our goods, and our possibilities. We hope to meet everyone there!

Timothy Richter, PE, PMP
Operations Manager
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
At Modern Meadow, we believe that collaboration between design, biology and material science can lead to smarter ways to produce and design biologically advanced materials. I am excited to share the recent progress we’ve made on our pioneering biofabrication technology unlocking the power of nature to offer new design possibilities.

Dave Williamson
Chief Technology Officer
Modern Meadow
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
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
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
Black Bear 
We’re really looking forward to being part of Work Bio Markets 2019 - this is a fantastic forum to showcase our company its microwave technology right in the heartland of the European bioeconomy.

Ken McGrath
Managing Director
Ashleigh Environmental
Being part of Bio Stars will allow us the reach a much wider audience all dedicated to sustainability and circular economy, having the opportunity to talk about the growth we have made as a start-up and the challenges we face going forward.

Rob Nicoll
Chief Product Officer
Chip[s] Board Ltd
The World Bio Markets conference was a great experience. I will be back next year

Reimer Ivang
Better World Fashion
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