BIO creates opportunities to show the financial and business communities biotechnology’s potential. Our outreach efforts include investor conferences and partnering programs that bring together professionals in R&D and business development — all of the people looking to invest in your products. As a BIO member, you also have access to BIO group purchasing programs that help you turn the membership’s combined purchasing power into better pricing and terms with industry-leading suppliers, including various providers of business insurance.
These are some of BIO’s annual investor and partnering programs:
BIO CEO & Investor Conference – the industry’s own investor conference
BIO-Windhover Partnering Conference – exclusive, highly focused partnering meeting for biotech/pharmaceutical executives
BIO Mid-America VentureForum – regional venture conference showcasing promising start-up biotech entrepreneurs
Business Forum at BIO’s annual convention – an opportunity to present to an audience of VCs, analysts and potential partners, including pharmaceutical firms and other biotechs
BIO VentureForum – “Who’s Who” of the biotechnology venture community
BIO-Europe and BIO-Nordic – two partnering forums that attract international decision makers
It’s BIO’s job to know what’s going on throughout the industry. Every day, we respond to newspaper reporters’ queries about biotechnology issues. BIO electronic and print publications highlight what’s happening in the industry and are provided exclusively to members. Our Web site is also a resource for vast amounts of up-to-date information; check it out today at www.bio.org.
We believe in providing opportunities for you to promote your business while BIO advances the biotech industry as a whole. Advertising the importance of biotechnology to the media, the public and lawmakers is crucial to maintaining and stimulating growth in our industry. BIO has built strong alliances with patient groups, scientists, medical societies and others — all to strengthen and unify our voice for the biotech industry.
Our annual convention is the largest of its kind. More than 15,000 attendees from 52 countries attend thousands of partnership meetings, talk with more than 500 reporters, and attend 200 plus briefings, roundtables, workshops and sessions. No other single event does more to further the field of biotechnology — generates more press coverage, develops more partnerships, creates more interest in the future of the field — than the BIO annual convention.
We host other conferences as well — over 15 annually — tailored to specific audiences within the biotechnology field: human resources executives, senior managers, congressional representatives, legal professionals and others.
How to Join Bio
Many of your colleagues have already joined BIO and are taking advantage of the representation, networking opportunities, savings arrangements and other exclusive benefits that come with BIO membership.
What are you waiting for?
Use the online membership application at www.bio.org
or contact BIO at (202) 962-9200.
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