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BIO 2019 Exhibitor Newsletter: March
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Exhibitor Planning Webinar - March 6

Join us next week for this complimentary and informative webinar on everything you need to know to prepare for exhibiting at BIO 2019 in Philadelphia. This webinar will cover valuable information to help you navigate the planning period for the BIO International Convention. 

These topics were picked by your peers to better improve your experience at the BIO International Convention and find cost savings along the way. Be sure to attend this webinar to get all the most up-to-date information to help you make the most of your experience.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

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Topics of Discussion:

  • BIO Convention Overview and Updates
  • Understanding BIO 2019 Exhibitor Service Kit Prices
  • Navigating Through Pennsylvania Convention Center Labor
  • Best Practices for Exhibitor Booth Partnering
  • Company Branding Opportunities


Exhibitor Booth Partnering Opens in Early April

Mark your calendars! BIO One-on-One Partnering™ opens in early April. When the system opens, each company’s Exhibitor Partnering Contacts (EPCs) will receive their login information. Exhibitor Booth Partnering is available to exhibitors that are both independent or within a pavilion as part of their exhibit package. These meetings are conveniently scheduled in meeting points within individual exhibit booths and pavilions in the BIO Exhibition. 

If you have any questions, please contact

Best Practices for Exhibitor Booth Partnering

Learn how to maximize your Exhibitor Booth Partnering experience in BIO One-on-One Partnering™ with these online resources.

Tips for success:

1. Register your Exhibitor Partnering Contact.

  • Be strategic. Don’t register just anyone as your Exhibitor Partnering Contact (EPC). The EPC will receive the login credentials for the partnering system and will be responsible for managing your company presence, updating your company calendar, and sending and receiving meeting requests.
  • Exhibitor registration opens on March 15th, but BIO One-on-One Partnering™ will not open until April. In the meantime, determine who from your company is best suited to this role.
  • In order to get the most out of your Exhibitor Booth Partnering experience, substitutions of your Exhibitor Partnering Contact are discouraged. Please discuss this with the BIO customer service team at if you have any questions.

2. Determine the number of Meeting Points your exhibit space will need.

  • BIO recommends 1 Meeting Point per 100sqft, with a maximum of 10 (or however many 100sqft your area is).
  • Select the number of Meeting Points your company will need in your Exhibitor Dashboard. The Meeting Points Tile will launch in March. 
  • Please note: Pavilion Organizers and independent exhibitors are required to do this step. Sharee companies will have the number of Meeting Points for the Pavilion determined by the Pavilion Organizer.

3. Submit your exhibit display for approval.

Need Help Navigating BIO One-on-One Partnering?

RSVP for 'The Basics of BIO One-on-One Partnering' webinar in Thursday, April 4. Learn more.

New Attendee and Exhibitor FAQs

Q: Where can I find the Exhibitor Service Kit?

A: You can find the Exhibitor Service Kit on the Exhibitor Resources webpage or in your Exhibitor Dashboard

Q: What’s the difference between myBIO and BIO One-on-One Partnering™?

A: myBIO is a complimentary event planner available to all attendees/exhibitors that allows you to plan your BIO experience pre-show and onsite. myBIO features sessions, events, speakers, companies and attendee/exhibitor profiles. 

BIO One-on-One Partnering™ is an online platform that provides sophisticated tools which enable both Business Forum attendees and Exhibitor Booth Partnering companies to pre-schedule 30-minute private, one-on-one meetings to be conducted onsite. 

Q: What if I lose my badge onsite?

A: A replacement badge is $500.00 or the on-site cost of the required badge type, whichever is less, if you misplace or lose your original name badge.

New Sponsorships Available for 2019

Take advantage of our many branding opportunities to expand your presence at BIO 2019!

Increase your visibility and market your booth with our new and popular branding and sponsorship opportunities including:

  • Brand your company on Banners and Signage located in the lobby and other high traffic areas of the Philadelphia Convention Center.
  • Exclusive Head Shot Lounge (This promotion receives the highest physical attendee traffic!)
  • Sponsor a Partnering Suite to increase your visibility in the Business Forum and facilitate meetings
  • Sponsor our high-level Receptions
  • Sponsor one of the 18 education tracks
  • New Digital Advertising: Options available Pre-Show, Onsite & Post Show

Prime exhibit space is still available if you want to move or upgrade your space. Check out the Exhibition Floorplan to view availability. Act quickly - the floor is 98% sold!

View more opportunities or contact our Sales Team at

How to Book Hotel Meeting Space for Affiliated Events

Still in need of hotel meeting space during Convention? Complete an Affiliated Event Application to secure your space before space runs out. Be sure to review the "approved" days/hours outlined by BIO to avoid competing with Convention events.

Program Announcement Coming Soon

Be on the lookout early next month for the BIO 2019 program announcement! There are plenty of sessions available for Exhibitor Booth Personnel including Start-up Stadium, Company Presentations, and more. See what is included in your registration

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