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.

Education open to Exhibition Access (2018)

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 2018!

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. 

one health 2018 One Health Day: This track will highlight BIO's commitment to One Health, the idea that the health of humans, animals, and our environment are all interconnected.

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.

Super Session:

Scientific American WorldVIEW: Biotechnology's Promise in a Changing Landscape
Join Scientific American Worldview and Nature Biotechnology for a discussion around the multiplicity of issues facing the biotech and featured in the 2018 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.

Networking Open to Exhibition Access 

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.

History Maker's Happy Hour:  Following the Scientific American WorldVIEW: Biotechnology’s Promise in a Changing Landscape session, 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!

Meetups: If you are looking for targeted networking activities, look no further than BIO Meetups. Planned Meetups include:


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