Marketing Maine’s Assets Around the Globe

The Biobased Maine booth at least year’s BIO World Congress in Montreal.

Last year, Biobased Maine successfully launched its effort to market Maine’s assets to the biobased industry by exhibiting at conferences around the globe.

We traveled to Washington, D.C., Amsterdam, and Montreal with our new exhibit, which highlights the wood, workforce, and idle mills available for investing in new biobased manufacturing projects. We began conversations with brands, investors, and technology companies, nurturing relationships that we hope will lead to new investment.

In 2018, we are poised to do the same—with your help.


Will you join us at these critical deal-making conferences?

Here’s our schedule so far:

  • February 28 – March 2, 2018: ABLC 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – the leading national conference in biofuels, renewable chemicals, and policy—attended by technology companies, investors, policy makers, economic development agencies, and feedstock providers.
  • March 20 -22, 2018: World Bio Markets (Amsterdam) – the leading European biobased conference, loaded with big brands all looking deeper into their supply chain to replace petroleum raw materials with sustainable feedstocks—like forest residues.
  • July 16 – 19, 2018: BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology (Philadelphia) – at least year’s BIO conference, hundreds of attendees saw Biobased Maine’s exhibit booth and chatted with representatives from Biobased Maine and the Maine Forest Economy Growth Initiative.

How can you get the biggest bang for your buck at these conferences? First, join Biobased Maine so that we can distribute your materials and highlight your products at each conference. Second, reach out to us to see if you can come along. There is nothing more beneficial than having first-hand conversations with global biobased stakeholders. Companies are interested in other companies, in particular. The conferences usually offer 2-for-1 deals, and there are ways to help offset some of the travel expenses.

Investors aren’t going to magically discover Maine on their own and want to invest—we need to go after them. Join Biobased Maine’s global market effort today.