June 3-6, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA


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The BIO International Convention has plenty to offer at all levels of registration, including Exhibition Access. Below is a list of all the education, networking, and special exhibition events you can access with an Exhibition Access or Exhibit Booth Personnel (EBP) registration.

2019 Programming Open to All

Exhibition Floor - The 160,000+ square foot exhibition features more than 1,800 exhibitors including 55 state, regional and international pavilions and 8 specialized product focus zones. Take a look at the Exhibitors you'll see at BIO 2019!

BioProcess Theater  - This area in the BIO Exhibition provides biopharmaceutical professionals with a dedicated destination to meet, network, listen and learn about the latest scientific and technology trends impacting biopharmaceutical research, development, and manufacturing. This three-day even consists of targeted panel discussions and individual presentations focusing on emerging therapies, techniques, and technologies.

Emerging Opp Icon Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets: This track will highlight biotech initiatives in global markets, looking at both emerging economies, and at other global initiatives and trends (trade agreements, IP trends) that affect the industry's landscape. The track will examine developments in key markets, as well as cross-cutting policy trends and unique collaborations and cross-border initiatives that further innovation. 

Global Innovation Hubs: Attendees to this track will hear a series of 15-minute presentations describing the most important competitive advantages of doing business in a particular country or region.

Company Presentations: Hundreds of new industry innovators, including the Buzz of BIO winners, will deliver 15-minute Company Presentations in the BIO Business Forum. Hot topics include: oncology; drug discovery; infectious diseases; public & private companies; emerging & leading biotech & pharma; phases I, II, & III; SBIR grantees from NIH and NSF. Company Presentations run Monday - Thursday.

China Summit:  Explore the innovation, enterprise and culture of one of the largest and most distinguished biotechnology hubs and pharmaceutical markets in the world. The Summit will examine recent watersheds in China’s regulatory, policy and industrial reforms positioned to create a globally competitive biopharmaceutical industry in China, as well as successful models for cross-border alliances and partnerships blazing a path toward biotech growth and innovation.


Super Session:

Spurring Biotech Innovation in Global Markets: With each passing year, biotechnology becomes more of a globalized technology, with research and commercialization efforts reaching new corners of the world. That said, the global scene still seems to be dominated by a few major economies, primarily the United States and small group of centers of biotech excellence outside the United States. What are the other 65 countries represented at the BIO International Convention doing to catch up? What do they need to do to become more dynamic centers of global biotechnology innovation? 

Nature Biotechnology and Scientific American WorldVIEW: Biotech Innovation in a Faster Future
Join Scientific American Worldview and Nature Biotechnology for a discussion around the multiplicity of issues facing the biotech and featured in the 2019 issue of Worldview. Key industry thought leaders will tackle the latest commercial, scientific and ethical issues facing innovation stakeholders today, and provide us with their views of the year ahead.

Co-hosted by Scientific American and Nature Biotechnology, and moderated by Lisa Melton, Senior News Editor, Nature Biotechnology, this Super Session, now in its 10th year, will examine global life science innovation in unique and dynamic new ways.

Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions: The Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions are an attendee favorite and the single largest networking event at BIO. Thousands of BIO participants gather in the Exhibition to meet exhibitors and indulge in an assortment of food, drinks, entertainment and exciting giveaways. Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions take place Tuesday, June 5 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm.

The Right Mix(er) Matters:  This is the concluding event for the day and a great chance to network with colleagues. All badge types are welcome to enjoy the final Reception!

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