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Bio-economy commercialisation the focus as global leaders confirm for World Bio Markets 2019.

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 12:22:40 PM

World Bio Markets. 1-3 April 2019, Amsterdam“... 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.” 

The best partnerships come from an alliance of diverse perspectives and skillsets. For the bio-based economy to achieve the success that we all believe it can, a new cohesive approach is required to unite the industry and make it more efficient and commercially focused. Chemical and material producers, technical experts and consumer facing brands must stop operating in silos, and instead truly engage with each other as they work towards the same goal – commercial successfully sustainable products.

In the past few years, we have seen a growing shift in the global bio-based chemicals market, as brands take action to steer their supply chains away from a traditional petro-chemical base, and those who have already made the change enjoy the benefits both in public perception and commercial performance. But much more should, and can be done, 

In Amsterdam on April 1st- 3rd, World Bio Markets 2019 , powered by Bio-Based World News, will bring together the whole bio-economy value chain, giving voice and offering connections to chemical producers, engineering experts, trusted advisers and some of the world’s largest brands who are making changes to how their products are made.

The event program features thought provoking keynotes from both inside and outside the industry, lively onstage discussions between C-level executives, interactive roundtables, results orientated workshops as well as carefully crafted sessions; with case studies on some of the most innovative and successful verticals, extensive detail on technical processes and the path to commercialisation.

“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, H&M.

Our re-energised exhibition will feature Bio-Stars – showcasing the most exciting start-ups in our industry, Brand Land – displaying the products of our attending brands and offering the opportunity for a more personal conversation with the people behind them, as well as enough meeting rooms to accommodate well over 500 crucial meetings, and of course stands and showcases from the leading bio-based companies from all over the world.


If that isn’t enough, World Bio Markets, now in its 14th year, will also host the next edition of the Bio-Based World News Awards, a site visit organised by Port of Amsterdam, breakfast briefings, 10 hours of networking and two drinks receptions!

“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, Orthex

Confirmed speakers include: Mihela Hladin Wolfe (Director of Environmental Initiatives, Patagonia Europe) , Cyrill Gutsch (Founder, Parley for the Oceans), Lars Boerger (Head of Product Marketing, Neste), François de Bie (Senior Marketing Director, Total Corbion PLA), Jad Finck (VP of Innovation and Sustainability at Silicon Valley based eco- friendly woollen shoes company, Allbirds), Zanna McFerson (Managing Director, Renewable Chemistries, Avantium),  Dr. Sean Simpson, (Chief Scientific Officer and co-founder, LanzaTech) and many more.

“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.” - Rolf Hogan, Executive Director, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials 


Read interviews with some of our leading speakers for 2019: 

And watch a little snippet of what happened last time: 

 We hope to see you in Amsterdam! Any questions? Then click here to contact us. 

World Bio Markets 2019

Topics: BBWNChemicals, BBWNBrands

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Luke Upton
Luke Upton
Luke is the editor and co-founder of Bio-Based World has edited this site since its launch and previously worked for b2b media companies across industries including energy, advertising and sport. His more