June 3-6, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA


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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, Boston Convention & Exhibition 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: Evening Reception

Sponsored by: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chubb, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, and VWR, Part of Avantor

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Announcement coming soon!

Date: Wednesday, June 6
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: TBA

*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

More information coming soon while we continue to secure specialized Meetups at BIO 2019.

  • Women In Bio Meetup
  • GLBT Professionals & Friends Meetup  
  • Academia-Industry Tech Transfer Meetup 
  • Student Day Meetup 

*Open to all attendees.  

BIO Patient Advocacy Reception

You are invited to meet and connect further with more than 60 patient advocacy organizations, at BIO 2019 to learn more about advocates’ priorities, opportunities and missions.

Date: Wednesday, June 5
Time: TBA
Location: BIO Pavilion, Booth #1001

Education Track Receptions

Meet and greet with like-minded attendees and speakers from your favorite sessions and tracks! 

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

*Open to Education Access and above.

Closing Happy Hour

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.  



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