June 4-7, 2018 | Boston, MA


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2018 BIO International Convention

BIO is Back in Boston to Celebrate 25 Years of Innovation

The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), which represents 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. 

The key benefits of attending the 2018 BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry though-leaders with over 500 education sessions at your fingertips, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 16,000+ attendees from 74 countries.



IMPORTANT NOTICE: Beware of any company the tries to sell you a "BIO International Convention" attendee list. BIO will never provide contact information for our attendees. If you come across someone who claims to be selling the BIO International Convention attendee list with contact information, please forward the email to to verify the source. 

In addition, OnPeak is the only official housing provider associated with the BIO International Convention. We highly value our members and attendees and want to be sure that you are not purchasing anything from an unauthorized 3rd party.


Boston, MA | Strength of the Region

Massachusetts biopharma employment grew by 4.2% in 2015, for total growth of 37% over ten years. Employment in the biopharma industry rose to 63,026 in 2015, approximately 2,500 jobs more than 2014, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW).

also continues to far outpace the nation in biopharma manufacturing employment growth. In the last 10 years, Massachusetts biopharma manufacturing employment has grown by 33.6% to 10,616 jobs statewide. In the same time period, the United States lost 24,000 biopharma manufacturing jobs, a 7.9% decrease.



Funding and Capital

Seven of the top 15 NIH-funded independent hospitals are in Massachusetts. With its high number of research institutions, on a per capita basis Massachusetts continues to receive significantly more NIH funding as the next closest state.

Forecasting Job Demand

MassBioEd published its first Annual Job Trends Forecast to project future job demand through May 2018. The report forecasts the total increase by May 2018 to be 4,325 new jobs, a 6.7% increase from May 2015.


Thank you to our BIO 2018 Regional Host:

 MassBio Clean



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