WBM celebrated its 10th anniversary with four days of rich content, expert analysis, insightful discussion and a bustling exhibition floor between Sunday 1st and Wednesday 4th March 2015.
Held at the Okura Hotel, Amsterdam, over 450 attendees from around the world were present as the current opportunities within, and challenges facing the bio-based economy were scrutinised. Keynote speakers including DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma as well as Gabriel Buck, Managing Director, Barclays, ensured the tone was set early on for two days where long-term strategy, policy frameworks and access to capital were never far from the crux of discussion.
Standing room only within the bio-based chemicals stream across much of the two days indicated that industry experts have a keen eye on, and clear optimism about the future for this sector. Meanwhile in the parallel fuels stream the opportunities for commercial growth around cellulosic ethanol and aviation biofuels were notable.
Perhaps WBM’s crowning moment came with the
Bio Business Awards 2015, with 200 people toasting the pioneers of this industry over drinks, dinner and entertainment from within the splendour of the National Maritime Museum.
Commenting on the results, Nadim Chaudhry, CEO of Green Power Conferences, said: “Our industry has such outstanding leaders, innovative technology and ground-breaking partnerships happening all the time. Every year our awards gather in both volume and quality of submission and the judges find it increasingly difficult to choose a winner. We are delighted with the calibre of this year’s winners and the vision and innovation of their entries.”
The last nine years have seen over 9,000 delegates attending the World Bio Markets conferences in Brussels, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, proving once more why this event is the must-attend platform for those who want to be at the forefront of the industry.
The WBM team look forward to working with and meeting you all again at WBM 2016.
The World Bio Markets Team