Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention
Event Date: June 19 - 22, 2017
Event Location: San Diego Convention Center, 111 W Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92101
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is the world’s largest trade association representing more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.
About the BIO International Convention
The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO).
The first BIO International Convention was held in 1993 and attracted approximately 1,400 attendees. The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry and attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry. The event features keynotes and sessions from key policymakers, scientists, CEOs, and celebrities. Past speakers include President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tony Blair, Michael J. Fox, Sir Elton John, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, and General Colin Powell, among many others. The Convention also features the BIO Business Forum (One-on-One Partnering), hundreds of sessions covering biotech trends, policy issues and technological innovations, and the world’s largest biotechnology exhibition – the BIO Exhibition.The BIO International Convention helps BIO fulfill its mission to help grow the global biotech industry. Profits from the BIO International Convention are returned to the biotechnology industry by supporting BIO programs and initiatives. BIO works throughout the year to create a policy environment that enables the industry to continue to fulfill its vision of bettering the world through biotechnology innovation.
BIO represents academic centers, state and regional biotech associations and service providers to the industry, including financial and consulting firms.