Columbus Will Host Bioproducts World Showcase and Conference Oct. 5-8

Bio-composites from natural fibers are some of the types of bioproducts manufactured in Ohio with support from OBIC and Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
  • Event is organized by OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center at The Ohio State University.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Bioproducts World Showcase and Conference — a first-of-its-kind event to accelerate the manufacturing, distribution and use of bio-based products — will be held Oct. 5-8 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Hilton Hotel in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Presented by OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center at The Ohio State University, the event will bring together leaders from across the emerging bio-based products industry to support consumer and corporate demand for these products, facilitating business relationships and contracts.

The conference program has been designed to emphasize procurement, product manufacturing, and bio-based feedstocks, with each session featuring professional speakers. Manufacturers will have the opportunity to showcase the virtues of their bioproducts with target market buyers and procurement officials, said OBIC Director Dennis Hall.

"Our market research indicates that consumers would purchase bio-based products if more were available," Hall said. "The Bioproducts World Showcase and Conference will facilitate the type of commercialization activities that increase awareness and speed the adoption of bioproducts."

Success in the bioproducts industry starts with knowing your customers, Hall said. OBIC will focus on the needs of both public procurement officials and commercial buyers at this event to advance the marketing of a range of bio-based products.

OBIC is a recognized leader in the commercialization of bio-based products.

To learn more about the Bioproducts World Showcase and Conference, visit


For more information, contact: 

Dennis Hall