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Bio-based Chemicals Conference and Exhibition

Returning for a 5th year as part of the worlds largest bioeconomy event - co-located with the 8th Annual World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition and taking place in Rotterdam at the Beurs-World Trade Center, this year’s event promises to build upon the success of 2012: hear from the hottest companies on their strategy for the bio-based economy, updates on recent collaborations, discussions on commercial scale product realisation and join the end user debate as part of the 2013 agenda.

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Why attend?

The bio-based chemicals market is moving at a very fast pace. As consumer trends for greener products drive the market, the ability to replace petrochemicals with bio alternatives is becoming big business. To support the growth of the industry, the Bio-based Chemicals Conference and Exhibition will look further into the hottest topics that will accelerate commercialisation, innovation and market uptake by looking at the most exciting developments over the past 12 months. Hear more key reasons to attend Bio-based Chemicals.

Thought-Leading Bio-based Chemicals 2013 Speakers Include:

  • Brad D. Rodgers, R&D Director, Sustainable Packaging & Materials, PepsiCo Advanced Research

    Brad D. Rodgers, R&D Director, Sustainable Packaging & Materials, PepsiCo Advanced Research

  • Marcel Lubben, Vice President, Bio-based Chemicals & Materials, DSM Bio-based Products & Services

    Marcel Lubben, Vice President, Bio-based Chemicals & Materials, DSM Bio-based Products & Services

  • Frédéric Jouin, Director, Global Packaging Platform for Dairy Products, Danone

    Frédéric Jouin, Director, Global Packaging Platform for Dairy Products, Danone

  • Mark M. Mleziva, Research Senior Manager, Kimberly-Clark

    Mark M. Mleziva, Senior Research Manager, Kimberly-Clark

  • Tom van Aken, Chief Executive Officer, Avantium

    Tom van Aken, Chief Executive Officer, Avantium

  • K'Lynne Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Elevance

    K'Lynne Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Elevance

  • Marc Delcourt, Chief Executive Officer, Global Bioenergies

    Marc Delcourt, Chief Executive Officer, Global Bioenergies

  • Michael Knauf, Chief Executive Officer, Rivertop Renewables

    Michael Knauf, Chief Executive Officer, Rivertop Renewables

  • Robert Walsh, Chief Commercial Officer, ZeaChemRobert Walsh, Chief Commercial Officer, ZeaChem

  • Atul Thakrar, Chief Commercial Officer, SegetisAtul Thakrar, Chief Commercial Officer, Segetis

  • Iain Gilmore, Vice President, New Products Business, Davy Process TechnologyIain Gilmore, Vice President, New Products Business, Davy Process Technology

  • Ulrich Kettling, Global Director, Biotechnology & Biorefineries, Biotech & Renewables Center, Clariant

    Ulrich Kettling, Global Director, Biotechnology & Biorefineries, Biotech & Renewables Center, Clariant

  • Peter Nieuwenhuizen, Director, Future Proof Supply Chains, AkzoNobel

    Peter Nieuwenhuizen, Director, Future Proof Supply Chains, AkzoNobel

  • Nadav Dobrin, Senior Process Engineer, Tenova Bateman Technologies

    Nadav Dobrin, Senior Process Engineer, Tenova Bateman Technologies

  • Thomas Huot, Managing Director, Vantage Point Capital Partners

    Thomas Huot, Managing Director, Vantage Point Capital Partners


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Enhance Knowledge With In-Depth Agendas. Topics for 2013 Include:

  • Market Evolution: An outlook for future market expansion
  • Updates on the Latest Joint Ventures for Commercialisation
  • End User Perspective: Expanding the Role of Green Chemicals
  • Upcoming Bio-based Chemicals and Products
  • Feedstocks for the Future
  • The Technology Tool Box: Processes and Pathways for Bio-based Chemicals
  • Beyond Demonstration: Financing for Commercial Scale Production

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Testimonials from Bio-based Chemicals 2012:

  • "One of the best organised and informative conferences that I have attended over a 35 year career" Circa Group
  • "The conference really well attended. Fantastic networking opportunities.  We think WBM is in the premier league of conferences." NNFCC
  • "It is a great place to be, you meet all the right people, excellent networking opportunities." Arizona Chemical
  • "It is quite unique in terms of the range of companies and countries that are represented here. It’s a wonderful opportunity in terms of networking and fostering education and debate. We look forward to coming back in the future." Gevo
  • "What I like the most is the high level of quality of the attendees.  Honestly, I don't know what you could do better." Rockwell Automation

Build Your Conference Experience:


Co-located with the World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition:


  • 1500 attendees from 55+ countries
  • 64% of attendees at Director level or above
  • Months of travelling condensed into 3 days of networking and meetings
  • 80 exhibitors so you can meet the market leaders and learn more
  • 25 hours of networking time in the co-located Exhibition Hall

Bio-based Chemicals 2013 will once again be co-located with the 8th annual World Biofuels Markets Congress and Exhibition - which will bring together over 1500 decision-making delegates, thought-leading speakers and world-class sponsors from every part of the biofuels value chain, in one place at one time, to debate the most current topics and network like crazy.

Two industry-leading events for the price of one: Register for Bio-based Chemicals or World Biofuels Markets and attend either events on the days you register for.

Visit www.worldbiofuelsmarkets.com for more information.

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If you are interested in being involved with Bio-based Chemicals 2013, please contact the Event Director on the below details.


 Hannah Yates
 Event Director
 Bio-based Chemicals
 Green Power Conferences

T: +44 (0) 203 384 6216
E: hannah.yates@greenpowerconferences.com

Twitter: @hannahgpc
LinkedIn: Hannah Yates

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