Passenger Terminal Amsterdam
Passenger Terminal Amsterdam, Piet Heinkade 27, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Event Date Mon Mar 29 CEST - Wed Mar 31 CEST (10 months ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Mar 29 2:00am - Wed Mar 31 11:30am
Location Passenger Terminal Amsterdam
Piet Heinkade 27, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Region EMEA

World Bio Markets is the only event that focuses entirely on the commercialisation of the bio economy. We connect brands and retailers across a range of chemical, material and product industries to the entire value chain to collaboratively drive change through commercially viable innovation.

Scale Up & Process Techs
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.

Investment Trends:
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?

Sustainable Brands:
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.

Bio Stars:
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.

Making a Market:
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

Why Attend?
Where brands connect and do business with the bio-economy
World Bio Markets is the leading global platform connecting the bio industry value chain from lab to market and driving change through commercially viable innovation. Over 100 carefully selected individuals will speak at World Bio Markets 2020 across three days packed full of a variety of engaging sessions. Don’t have time to look through it all? We’ve put together a selection of speakers and sessions most relevant to you, along with the top reasons you should attend. Please click through to the category that leans closest to your field of expertise.

Who Attends?
Over 600 industry front runners will attend World Bio Markets 2020


2020 Speakers

Mathieu Flamini
Co-Founder, GFBiochemicals

Chad Frischmann
Vice President & Research Director, Project Drawdown

Ryan Gellert
General Manager - EMEA, Patagonia

Nella Baerents
Global Sustainability Director, Kraton

Fredrik Ekström
Creative Director and head of sustainability affairs at Tretorn Europe

Maiju Helin
Head of Sustainability & Market Development, UPM Biofuels

Michael Costello
Director of Sustainability, Stahl USA

Vanessa Segurado
Executive Director, Grupo Blueotter

Mark Weustink
Head of Sustainable Investments, ING Wholesale Banking

Mike Vermeer
Senior Innovation Manager Royal Cosun, Head of Business Development Cosun Innovation

Mirjam Bani
Economist, ING Economics Department

Goizeder Barberena Ibañez
Biomass Strategy & Business Development Manager, CENER

Wilhelm Myrer
CEO & Founder, Empower

Eva Nedelkova
Co-Founder & Partner, MissionC

Andrea Orsag
Co-Founder & Partner, MissionC

Paulina Brzezicka
Advisor, European Investment Bank

Laurent Gilbert
Sustainable Innovation Director, L’Oréal

Géza Szilvay
Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Annalise Matthews
Waste Management Consultant, Vegware

Christine Goulay
Sustainable Innovation Senior Manager, Kering

Nicole Rawling
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Material Innovation Initiative

Dr. Ajit Sapre
Group President R&D, Reliance Industries Ltd

Hendrikus ‘Rick’ van Es
Head of BU Protection Textiles / Member of the Executive Board, Schoeller Textiles

Annemiek Verkamman
Managing Director, HollandBIO

Leonie Biesen
Project Manager Business Development, Sympatex Technologies

Annette Mark
Project Manager Business Unit Protection Textiles, Schoeller Textil AG

Hans Keuken
Founder & CEO, Process Design Center

Massimo Pellizzer
Category Manager Ski Touring Boot, Scarpa

Damir Perkic
Founder and CEO, BE O

Rick Passenier
Founder & Director, Go!PHA

Emma Scarf
Innovation and Investment Associate, Fashion for Good

Casey Lippmeier
VP, Research & Development, Conagen

Tato Bigio
Co-Founder and CEO, UBQ Materials

Éverton Simões Van-Dal
Renewable Chemicals Business Development, Braskem

Joey Mason
Head of the Life Sciences Fund, M Ventures

Hendrik-Benjamin Lerbs
Business Development Manager , REDcert GmbH

Leon Wagener
Project Manager, REDcert GmbH

Petra Inghelbrecht
Global Sustainability Manager, INEOS Styrolution

Chris van der Zande
Strategic Planning Manager, G.I. Dynamics.

John Collins
Operations & Commercial Director, SynbiCITE

George May
Co-Director and Chief Commercial Officer, bio-bean

Kate Lewis
BioPreferred Program U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Pedro Afonso
Executive Director, Grupo Blueotter

Beth Jensen
Director, Sustainable Materials & Products, VF Corporation

Christian Lenges
Business Development Manager, DuPont Industrial BioScience

Guido M. Donà
Head of Sustainable Initiatives, Technical Polymers, Arkema

Vera Eßmann
R&D Manager, Covestro

Arne Taegen
Head of Sales, wasserneutral GmbH

Julia Pollak
Head of Marketing, wasserneutral GmbH

Asger Strange Olesen
Associate Technical Director, COWI

Tomasz Calikowski
Policy Officer, European Commission

David Lips
New Frontier Division, Spiber Inc.

Steven van Bommel

Karin Fleck
Founder & CEO, Vienna Textile Lab

Elisabetta Baronio
Sustainability & Responsibility Coordinator, EMEA, VF Corporation

José Manuel Suárez
CEO, ADBioplastics

Sarah Richardson
CEO, MicroByre

Fabrizio Calenti
President of Nylon Textile Filament & ECONYL(R) Technology, AQUAFIL S.p.A

Tomi Hiirsalmi
Brand Owner Manager, Neste

Hannu Hamalainen
Sales Director, Chempolis

Susanna Albertini
Project Leader, FVA New Media Research

Iakovos Delioglanis
Project Manager, Q-PLAN International Advisors

Zoritza Kiresiewa
Fellow, Ecologic Institute

Alexandre Almeida
Director of European Projects’ department, LOBA

Joanna Hoffmann
Co-Founder & Chair, Art & Science Node

Aniela Hoitink
Research, Design and Development, NEFFA

Carlos Bosques
Vice President of R&D/Innovation, Evolved By Nature

Javier Goyeneche
President & Founder, Ecoalf

William Skeaping
Activist, Extinction Rebellion

Yang Fang
Product Manager PE Sealant Films, AFEMEA, Amcor

Monique van Wijnbergen
Corporate Communications Director, Natural Habitats Group

Adam Anders
Managing Partner, Anterra Capital

Jochen Lagemann
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, PrimaLoft

Joost van Dun
Circular Economy Lead, ING Sustainable Finance

Tim Gratzke
Marketing Manager for Decovery®, DSM Resins & Functional Materials

Matteo Ward
CEO and Co-Founder, WRÅD

Muriel Dewilde
Business Development Manager, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plan

Rob Van der Meij
Investment Manager, Capricorn Partners

Jarno Dakhorst
Consultant Energy & Biobased Economy, NEN,

Douwe Jan Joustra
Head of Circular Fashion, C&A Foundation

Davide Braghiroli
Project Manager Environmental Innovations, Tetra Pak

Julian Lings
Sustainability Manager for EMEA, The North Face

Mattias Bodin
Circular & Renewable Innovation Lab Lead, H&M Group

Dave Williamson
Chief Technology Officer, Modern Meadow

Jo Anne Shatkin
President, Vireo Advisors

Jorge Martinez Gacio
Biofuels & Biochemicals Technologist, Axens

Tom Domen
Global Head of Long Term Innovation, Ecover + method

Andreas Worberg
Director Translational Core, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability

Marcello Somma
Director of R&D and Business Development, FaterSMART

Michael Krel
Partner, Industrial Biotech Team, Sofinnova

Matti Heikklia
CTO, MetGen Oy

Wolfgang Ranfft
Vice President Bio Based Products, De Smet Engineers & Contractors

Chris Sayner
Vice President Customer Alliances, Corporate Sustainability, Croda

Jeroen Hugenholtz
Senior Scientist/Business Development Manager, Wageningen University & Research Centre

Murray McLaughlin

Melanie Williams
Director, Melanie Williams Consulting

Marcel van Berkel
Project Director Sugar Delta, Biobased Delta

Andy Bass
Chief Marketing Officer, Ecovative

Michael Brandkamp
General Partner of the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors, Biostars, Exhibitors and Partners

• Axens
• Neste
• Arkema
• Port of Amsterdam
• Conagen
• Grupo Blueotter
• Ginkgo Bioworks

• Capricorn Partners
• Chempolis
• Croda
• De Smet Engineers & Contractors
• FaterSMART
• UBQ Materials
• MetGen
• Modern Meadow
• REDcert
• UPM Biofuels
• Reliance

• Decovery® by DSM
• Biobridges
• Flanders Investment & Trade
• Wageningen University and Research
• Checkerspot
• MicroByre

• ABM Composite
• Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
• FluidSolids
• Indochine Bio Plastiques (ICBP) Sdn Bhd
• IOWA Economic Development
• North Sea Port
• Port of Antwerp
• Testfakta
• ADBioplastics
• Process Design Center
• United Soybean Board
• Lonza
• LMC International
• Kraton

• The Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF)
• The German Association for Synthetic Biology (GASB)
• World BioGas Association

• BioRefineries Blog
• Green Chemicals Blog
• Telltale Research
• Research Partner
• Art Science Node
• Art & Science Synergy Partner
• Art & Science Synergy Partner
• Biofuels International
• ePure
• Fuels & Lubes
• Oils & Fats
• Bioplastics Magazine
• Bioenergy Insight
• Green Energy Times

• Industrial Microbes
• BioNatur
• CaribAlgae
• Brightplus
• EV Biotech
• Kvasir Technologies
• Futurity
• ADBioplastics