- BIO 2018 Exhibitor Newsletter: March
BIO 2018 Exhibitor Newsletter: March
Upcoming Housing Deadlines
* 80% of contracted discounted rooms are sold
out. If you have not secured housing yet, now is the time to do so.
- Group Reservations - If previously
secured, all names, dates and credit card information is required as a
guarantee to hold accommodations.
- Please follow up with on peak,
BIO's housing partner regarding details, etc.,
- Remains the cut-off date to secure
accommodations through BIO website to secure discounted accommodations
- Effective May 5 - on peak, BIO's
housing company will continue to assist with new accommodations, but
discounted rooms may no longer be in effect.
- Still in need of hotel meeting
space during Convention?
- Hotel meeting space is filling
up quickly and ask you visit BIO website and complete Affiliated Event
Application to secure space sooner than later.
- Be sure you review the
"approved" days/hours outlined as BIO prefers no groups compete with
the Official Program.
Exhibitor Registration to
Open in March
registration will open in March and will be completed in the Registration Tile
of your Exhibitor Dashboard. Detailed instructions will be made available
New Exhibitor and Attendee FAQs
Where can I find the Exhibitor Service Kit?
You can find the Exhibitor Service Kit on the Exhibitor Resources webpage or in your Exhibitor Dashboard.
What’s the difference between myBIO and the One-on-One Partnering™ system?
myBIO is a complimentary event planner available to all attendees/exhibitors
that allows you to plan your BIO experience pre-show and onsite. myBIO features
sessions, events, speakers, companies and attendee/exhibitor profiles.
One-on-One Partnering™ system is an online platform that provides sophisticated
tools which enable both Business Forum attendees and Exhibitor Booth Partnering
companies to pre-schedule 30-minute private, one-on-one meetings to be
What if I lose my badge onsite?
A replacement badge is $500.00 or the on-site cost of the required badge type,
whichever is less, if you misplace or lose your original name badge.
Best Practices for Exhibitor
Exhibitor Booth Partnering
is one of two types of partnering available at the BIO International
Convention. Unique to exhibitors, this type of partnering allows exhibiting
companies to schedule face-to-face meetings with senior level management and
investors. As part of the exhibit package, exhibiting companies receive access
to the BIO One-on-One Partnering™ System, the online portal that conference
attendees use to identify prospective business partners in the BIO Exhibition
and the Business Forum.
For more information on
Exhibitor Booth Partnering, please visit us online or contact our customer service team at email@example.com.
Best Practices for Exhibitor
Learn how to maximize your Exhibitor Booth Partnering experience in the One-on-One™ partnering system with these online resource.
Tips for success:
- Register your
Exhibitor Partnering Contact.
- Be strategic. Don’t register just
anyone as your Exhibitor Partnering Contact (EPC). The EPC will receive the
login credentials for the partnering system and will be responsible for
managing your company presence, updating your company calendar, and sending and
receiving meeting requests.
- Exhibitor registration will open in
March, but the One-on-One™ partnering system will not open until April. Use the
month of March to determine who from your company is best suited to this role.
- In order to get the most out of your
Exhibitor Booth Partnering experience, substitutions of your Exhibitor
Partnering Contact are discouraged. Please discuss this with the BIO customer
service team at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions.
the number of Meeting Points your exhibit space will need.
- BIO recommends 1 Meeting Point per
100sqft, with a maximum of 10 (or however many 100sqft your area is).
- Select the number of Meeting Points
your company will need in your Exhibitor Dashboard. The Meeting Points Tile
will launch in March.
- Please note: Pavilion Organizers and
independent exhibitors are required to do this step. Sharee companies will have
the number of Meeting Points for the Pavilion determined by the Pavilion
your exhibit display for approval.
- Don’t forget to include information
about your Meeting Points!
- Exhibit Display Guidelines are
RSVP to the Partnering Webinar: April 3
Join "The Basics of BIO One-on-One Partnering at BIO 2018" webinar to learn more about what BIO One-on-One Partnering can do for your business, the basics of operating the system and why we continue to see unprecedented growth at the BIO International Convention.
Learn more and RSVP today.
A Message for Pavilion
- Upload Sharee Companies in your Pavilion
You should have already received your login information to start uploading
sharee companies. If you have not, please contact us at email@example.com
or call 202-312-9264. The sooner you upload them, the sooner they are visible
- Exhibitor Badge Registration is
Sharees may register booth personnel for badges through their own Exhibitor
Dashboard. Be sure to allot the correct number of booth personnel badges to
your sharee companies.
- Select Product Categories in your
Pavilion Dashboard (and encourage Sharees to do so in their Dashboard!)
We encourage all exhibitors and sharees to take time in selecting product
categories. It’s a great tool for attendees and companies to find you in myBIO.
Optimize Your Presence at BIO 2018:
advantage of our many branding opportunities by getting more involved in BIO
exhibit space is still available if you want to move or upgrade your space. View the Exhibition Floorplan. Act quick as the floor is 98%
your visibility and market your booth with our new and popular branding and
sponsorship opportunities including:
- Digital Advertising/New Exhibitor Spotlight Email
- Sponsor a partnering suite to increase your visibility
in the Business Forum and facilitate meetings
- Sponsor our high-level Receptions
- Sponsor a track on our Program
More opportunities can be found here or contact our Sales Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
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