Join us in Philadelphia, PA, June 3-6, 2019 as more than 16,000 attendees from around the globe gather for unparalleled partnering, education, networking, and to see all that tri-state area has to offer. The region's vast array of leading universities and research institutions fosters a collaborative environment.
The key benefits of attending the 2019 BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry thought-leaders with over 500 education sessions at your fingertips, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 16,000+ attendees from 67 countries.
Philadelphia and its surrounding tri-state areas possess a remarkable biotechnology and life sciences community that is of vital economic importance to each state, and directly provide higher-paying, technically-skilled jobs to nearly 183,000 professionals in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
These individuals are working tirelessly to help discover new cures and treatments for patients. They go to work every day at approximately 5,900 business establishments in the tri-state area, all with the shared common goal of helping patients in need of life-saving medications.
Explore Reading Terminal Market for the Welcome Reception
Join us for an exciting evening of food, networking and Philadelphia culture at Reading Terminal Market, one of America's oldest and largest public markets. Enjoy local flavors, live entertainment and some fun surprises at this unforgettable celebration to kick off BIO 2019. Learn more about networking events at BIO 2019.
Biotech Ecosystem Tours
We are excited to explore the vibrant ecosystem of top universities, academic medical centers, and research institutes in the tri-state area of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. When organizing your trip to the BIO International Convention, plan to attend one of the site, lab, and incubator tours arranged by BIO and the local biotech community. Learn more about the tour program.
Book Your Stay in Philadelphia with BIO
It's not too late to book accommodations for your stay in Philadelphia through our official housing partner, onPeak. As the only hotel provider endorsed by 2019 BIO International Convention, we encourage you to book through them as soon as possible for the best selection and price.
Day by day, bit by bit, cutting-edge research institutes, promising startups and global companies in a wide array of biotechnology and related fields take on big, global challenges. These innovative and globally important advances in biotech begin with one meeting, one theory, one trial, one breakthrough. You make it happen. Because of you small, local initiatives can have a global impact. The innovative and globally important advances in biotech—new drugs, alternate fuel sources or more nutrient-rich food sources—start with one. The “It Starts With One” theme highlights the gamechanging impact of the small, daily efforts of BIO attendees.
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.