• June 3-6, 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, California

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Bio One-on-One Partnering

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General

How do I register for Partnering?

For access to BIO One-on-One Partnering, you must register for the Premier Access registration pass.

If you are exhibiting, you can purchase Exhibitor Booth Partnering for access to BIO One-on-One Partnering. The BIO One-on-One Partnering system is open and you can expect to receive your partnering login information and access to the system within 1-2 business days of your completed registration. Be sure to add biopartnering@bio.org  to your safe senders list to receive your login credentials.

What is the format of the 2024 BIO International Convention?

Format will deliver four (4) days of BIO One-on-One Partnering™ for business development, networking events, along with expert-level programming content focused on the most pressing industry topics including COVID-19, Infectious Diseases, Oncology, Business Development, Financing Trends, Cell, and Gene Therapy, Digital Health, and more.  There will be a variety of panels and presentations across all four (4) days,

What type of content can I expect to see?

Gain inspiration and critical insights from global thought leaders addressing critical topics at the intersection of science, business and policy. The 2024 BIO International Convention will feature 100+ interactive sessions across 4 days covering a variety of therapeutic areas: business development, digital health, patient advocacy, public policy, and next-generation biotherapeutics, and the latest updates on infectious diseases and vaccines.

Is there an additional fee to give a company presentation?

Yes, there is an additional fee to present.  The fee for approved Presenters is $2,000 for members and $2,475 for non-members.  At least one attendee from the Presenting Company must be registered at the Premier Access rate.  Applications for Company Presentations at BIO 2024 are now closed.

Where is the 2024 BIO International Convention taking place?

BIO 2024 will be taking place at the San Diego Convention Center (111 Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101) Marina District of downtown San Diego, CA. Learn more about the venue.

Who do I contact about accessibility needs?

We are committed to making our events accessible in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you require an accommodation or service to fully participate, please contact customercare@bio.org before May 27, 2024.

Will BIO 2024 have a lactation room available for attendees?

Yes, guests will have access to a private space in our Lactation Lounge, located in Room 2 (Upper Level), during the hours of the event. Bottle-washing & cold storage available.

Are there any age requirements to attend BIO 2024?

You must be 21 years of age or older to attend the BIO International Convention. As there are a few exceptions, if you are under the age of 21, you will need to fill out the required waiver when you visit the registration desk for your credentials.

What is the best way to get to and from the San Diego Convention Center from my hotel?

If you are staying at a hotel in the BIO room block, shuttle buses will run several times a day to and from the San Diego Convention Center.

See the shuttle bus schedule

There is a rideshare pickup point on the curb outside the Hall A entrance (side closest to the Marriott Marquis San Diego Bayfront).

Where can I find food at the convention center?

Food concessions 

  • Cafe Express: Located in the back of Halls E and G. Open Monday - Thursday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Food Carts: Located in the lobby outside of Halls A and G.  Open Monday-Thursday beginning at 7:00 AM.

For our coffee lovers

There are 3 Starbucks locations at the San Diego Convention Center lobby: 

  • Across from Hall A
  • Across from Hall C (across from women's bathroom)
  • Outside Hall E

Water fountains are readily available at the Convention Center, so we encourage you to bring your own water bottle and reduce the number of single-use plastic.

If you're venturing outside the San Diego Convention Center, the Gaslamp District, across the rail tracks in front of the convention center, has many restaurants open during BIO 2024 for lunch.

 

Registration

Is there a government/academic discount?

Yes, the government/academic rate is less than the non-member rates. Please go to our registration page for more information about pricing.

How do I pay by check?

We are only accepting credit card and wire transfer payments only.

How do I pay by wire transfer?

You must first register. Once you arrive at the checkout page, send your request to CustomerCare@bio.org, and a team member will send the invoice within 3 business days. Wire payments will not be accepted after May 3, 2024.

How do I make a correction or change on my registration?

Corrections to your name or title, etc. should be emailed to customercare@bio.org; Please allow up to 4 business days for a new confirmation to be sent. 

How do I change my email address?

Corrections to your email address should be emailed to customercare@bio.org, please allow up to 4 business days for a new confirmation to be sent.

Why have I not received a registration confirmation?

All confirmations are HTML (Web) pages at the conclusion of your registration and are printable. Additionally, an email confirmation is sent immediately following the completion of online registration. If you have not received a confirmation, please check your spam or junk mail folder. 

How do I get my registration confirmation resent to me?

Please email customercare@bio.org to request your confirmation.

How can I provide payment for 2024 BIO International Convention Registration?

When registering you can only pay by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express).  Wire transfer will be accepted upon request.

Do BIO members receive discounts on events?

Yes, BIO members receive reduced rates at all BIO events. To learn more about member benefits and to join, please click here.

I want to register for 2024 BIO International Convention. What do I do next?

Great, we’re glad you’ll be joining us for another great event! Please visit the registration page to see our offerings, and be sure to subscribe to all BIO International Convention 2024 updates here.

What companies attended BIO 2023?

We had over 20,000+ international and domestic companies attend BIO 2023 across the biotech industry. 

Will the BIO International Convention be virtual?

No, the 2024 Convention will be held in person June 3-6 at the San Diego Convention Center in California.

BIO One-on-One Partnering™

How do I access the BIO One-on-One Partnering system?

Log In to Partnering

As your login credentials will come from biopartnering@bio.org please add this address to your safe senders' list.

For security purposes, a delegate's email address must correlate to his or her identity and registered company in order to access the system. This means that the email you register with must match your name as well as your company. To further ensure security, the following Internet browsers are supported: Google Chrome (v. 42.0 and above), Internet Explorer (v. 11.0 and above), Mozilla Firefox (v. 37.0 and above), and Safari for Mac (v. 8.0 and above).

Questions about Partnering? Contact the BIO Partnering Team at biopartnering@bio.org or via phone at (866) 356-5155 or +1 (202) 962-6666 (international calls).

How do I register for Partnering?

For access to BIO One-on-One Partnering™, you must register for the Premier Access registration pass.

If you are exhibiting, you can purchase Exhibitor Booth Partnering for access to BIO One-on-One Partnering™. The BIO One-on-One Partnering system will open in early April 2024. After the system opens, you can expect to receive your partnering login information and access to the system within 1-2 business days of your completed registration. Be sure to add noreply.partnering@bio.org to your safe senders list to receive your login credentials.

How do I access my partnering account?

Log In to Partnering

Completed registration at a rate including partnering (Premier Access or Exhibitor Booth Partnering) is required for access to BIO One-on-One Partnering for the 2024 BIO International Convention. After the system opens, you can expect to receive your partnering login information within 1-2 business days of your completed registration. Be sure to add biopartnering@bio.org to your safe sender's list to receive your partnering access instructions.

How many meeting requests can I send?

Each company profile is allowed 150 outstanding outgoing meeting requests. Once a meeting request is accepted, declined, or canceled, it no longer counts against that limit. There is no limit on the total number of requests a company can send, only a limit on how many can be outstanding at any one time.

What is the difference between Business Forum and Exhibitor Booth Partnering?

1) Business Forum Partnering meetings are held in the Business Forum, which is a separate, dedicated meeting area only accessible to registrants with a Premier Access registration badge.
 
2) Exhibitor Booth Partnering is available for purchase to exhibitors that are independent or within a pavilion. These meetings are conveniently scheduled in meeting points within individual exhibit booths and pavilions in the Exhibition. Exhibitor Booth Partnering meetings can only be scheduled during exhibition hours.

Both levels of partnering use the same BIO One-on-One Partnering™ system, which allows all partnering participants to schedule face-to-face meetings with senior level management.

All Exhibitor Booth Partnering meetings take place in the Exhibition. This means that when an exhibitor has a meeting with a Business Forum delegate, the Business Forum delegate exits the Business Forum and meets with the exhibitor in the exhibitor’s booth. Exhibitor Partnering Contacts (EPCs) and Exhibitor Booth Personnel (EBP) may not enter the Business Forum.

Company and Market Visibility

How can I showcase my company during the 2024 BIO International Convention?

There are several new, unique ways you can elevate your company’s visibility at BIO 2024. Showcase thought leadership via a regional presentation, maximize your deal-making experience and access your target audience through BIO One-on-One Partnering™, deliver a Company Presentation, spotlight your company via digital advertising, boost brand visibility through convention and city-wide signage, and other promotional opportunities, and more.

For more information on ways to showcase your company, request the sponsorship prospectus.

I am a start-up company. How should I participate?

BIO offers unique ways for start-ups to engage. Start-ups are encouraged to apply to participate in the Start-Up Stadium. This program is designed to provide start-up companies with the opportunity to engage with key members of the investment community, venture philanthropy groups, strategic partners, and non-dilutive capital at the world’s largest biotechnology event. 

I am a service provider. How should I participate?

Exhibiting and Sponsoring the event provides the best opportunity for bioprocess, service providers CROs/CMOs to showcase their company's brand, help them identify new partners, and strengthen their business connections. Learn more about how to get involved here.

What is a Company Presentation?

Company Presentations are 13-minute presentations given by senior-level executives. They showcase a company’s pipeline, R&D activities, business objectives, and investment goals.  See who's presenting at BIO 2024.

What is the deadline to submit a Company Presentation application?

We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted for review until May 15, 2024. 

Do I need to register for BIO International Convention to give a Company Presentation and is there an extra fee to present?

Yes, at least one person from your company must be registered with a Premier Access registration package in order to apply to present. There is an additional fee for a presentation. Applications for Company Presentations at BIO 2024 are now closed.

Need Help with Your Registration?

Our customer service team is here to help!

Bernadette Blake

DIRECTOR, REGISTRATION AND CUSTOMER CARE

+1.202.962.6655

CONTACT BERNADETTE

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