Company Presentations are the perfect way to increase visibility for your company and attract more partners at the BIO International Convention. Pitch your company's story, pipelines, and objectives to a global audience representing more than 70 countries. Gain access to business development executives, investors, research analysts, policy makers, and media, and get more activity in the One-on-One Partnering™ System. Company Presentations are open to all BIO International Convention registrants.
Did you know--company presenters tend to receive double the number of requests than non-presenters, and schedule twice as many meetings than non-presenting companies? Presenting companies are also spotlighted in BIO's marketing materials leading up to the event, as well as onsite. Please read below for more information on this opportunity.
Applications to present at the BIO International Convention in Philadelphia are now open. Approvals will not be sent until Spring 2019.
Early applications will be given preference, and time slots are limited.
Session Format: 13 minute sessions from a podium with slides explaining your organization's objectives (time includes any audience Q&A).
Once your application is submitted, a selection committee will review your submission. Not all applications will be accepted. Accepted presenters must purchase a Convention Access & Partnering pass. There are additional fees for presenting. More information on presentation fees can be found in the FAQs below. We will begin reviewing applications and sending approve/decline emails by early April.
Q: Who can present?
A: Companies working to apply biotechnology to helping heal, fuel, or feed the world. Presentations are worthwhile most often for companies working on products or treatments for human needs that are currently in or progressing toward clinical testing and regulated review. Additionally, organizations that supply enabling technologies or services to such companies, or who can provide specialized collaboration resources also find company presentations useful for attracting collaborations. These organizations include CROs/CMOs, IT specialists, patient advocacy groups, academic centers, bioparks, and incubators
Q: Do I need to be registered for the convention in order to present?
A: Yes, you must purchase a Convention Access & Partnering pass.
Q: How do I apply to present?
A: For more details on the application process, please review the Application How-To.
Q: Do I need to register to attend BIO 2018 before submitting my presentation application?
A: Nope! You can apply to present before you register for the Convention, or vice-versa.
Q: Are there any additional fees associated with presenting?
A: Yes. In addition to purchasing one of the packages listed above, presenting companies must pay a presentation fee: For BIO 2018, the rates were $1,440 for BIO Members, $1,800 for Non-Members. Not a member? Get information about joining here.
Q: Why present?
A: This is a great way to reach out to a global audience to increase your visibility in the biotech world, as well as create more partnering meetings with investors and executives. Presenting companies tend to receive more than twice the amount of meeting requests than non-presenting companies, and end up scheduling close to twice as many meetings!
Q: Are there options to help smaller companies get a chance to present?
A: Yes! BIO runs the Buzz of BIO competition each year. Beginning in Spring 2019, companies can enter to win free registration and a free company presentation in the BIO Business Forum. The winner is decided by voters who believe the company to be the most interesting and innovative. Click here to view last year's winners.
Q: Who will attend the presentations?
A: Presentations are open to all BIO International Convention attendees. They will be located in the heavily trafficked and popular BIO Business Forum.
Q: Does an attendee have to have Business Forum access to enter the presentation or to schedule a partnering meeting with me later on?
A: No, they can have any registration type to enter the presentation. However, if that person is interested in scheduling a meeting with you and does not have Business Forum access, we will only be able to schedule the meeting if they have space open in their exhibit booth at a mutually convenient time. (There will be Partnering desks onsite to help with last minute meetings.)
Q: Where will the presentations be held within the Convention?
A: Company presentations will be held on the main exhibition floor, adjacent to the Business Forum's Sponsor Square.
Q: Do you have any recomendations for Company Presentation best practices?
A: Yes, we have some suggestions. Please click here to view informative videos on best practices for a Company Presentation.
Q: Who can I contact for more information?
A: Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.