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BIO2019 Monday Reception

Kick off a week of networking, education, and partnering with a fun night exploring an iconic Philadelphia attraction!  One of America’s largest and oldest public markets, housed since 1893 in a National Historic Landmark building, Reading Terminal Market offers an incredible selection of locally grown & exotic produce, locally sourced meats and poultry, plus the finest seafood, cheeses, baked goods, and confections.

Stay tuned for more information!

Date: Monday, June 3
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Reading Terminal Market
*Open to Convention Access, and Convention Access + Partnering attendees.

Tuesday: BIO Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions & Open Night

The Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions are an attendee favorite and the single largest networking event at BIO. Thousands of BIO participants gather in the BIO Exhibition to meet exhibitors and indulge in an assortment of food, drinks, entertainment and exciting giveaways. 

Date: Tuesday, June 4
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: BIO Exhibition, Pennsylvania Convention Center
*Open to all attendees.

Contact to learn how to participate as an exhibitor! 

After the Exhibitor Hospitality Receptions, we encourage you to dine around town with friends, colleagues and business partners. We'll be sharing some recommendations and parties around town in May.

Wednesday: The Party at the Met 

 2019 Wednesday Reception The Met Join us for The Party at the Met at BIO 2019! Kick back and unwind after a busy day at this can't-miss event, held at The Met Philadelphia, a historic opera house that recently underwent a stunning renovation. Enjoy local flavors, creative cocktails, live entertainment, and some fun surprises as you celebrate all you've accomplished in Philadelphia.  

Date: Wednesday, June 5
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Met Philadelphia

*Open to Convention Access, and Convention Access + Partnering attendees.

More Networking Opportunities at BIO 2019

The BIO International Convention hosts countless evening networking and partnering opportunities – with receptions and events happening Monday through Thursday, you can’t find a better place to network with the biotechnology industry's most influential than at #BIO2019. And there is plenty of fun during the day too – don‘t miss the exhibitor hospitality receptions on Tuesday, BIO’s Headshot Lounge, Social Photo Booth and other fun surprises!

Meetups at BIO 2019

*Open to all attendees.  

The Right Mix(er) Matters

Sponsored by: Amgen

Following the Scientific American Super 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 happy hour of the BIO International Convention!

Date: Thursday, June 6
Time: 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, TBA

*Open to all attendees.  

Looking for the best local places to eat, drink and explore during #BIO2019? Check out our Local Guide to Philadelphia! BIO2019 YelpGuide 


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