Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy

Building Innovative Collaborations Across the Pacific

The ninth annual Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy is the original conference dedicated solely to the growth of the industrial biotechnology and bioenergy sectors in North America and the Asia-Pacific region. The 2014 event took place in San Diego, California from December 7 -9, 2014 at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter. 


BIO will not be hosting the 2015 Pacific Rim Summit this year however, the 2016 World Congress will be taking place at the San Diego Convention Center. We encourage you to attend April 17-20, 2016! Click here for more information. 

Thank you for Attending the 2014 BIO Pacific Rim Summit!

With over 400 attenees, 30 sessions,  four keynotes, an exhibitor showcase and several networking receptions we hope that you found value in your participation. View the list of attending companies. Be sure to mark your calendars for the the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology which will take place May 12-15 in Philadelphia. Plus the BIO International Convention will come to San Diego June 23-26, 2014! View more BIO events

Craig Venter Keynote

Noted biochemist and businessman Craig Venter has been a leading pioneer in not only the human genome but also in industrial biotechnology.  At this year’s BIO Pacific Rim Summit, he delivered an inspirational keynote address entitled Life at the Speed of Light, on new discoveries at the intersection of synthetic biology, computational science, and industrial biotechnology. View more speakers on the 4 plenary sessions

Breakout Program

30 Sessions covered the latest on algae, advanced biofuels, biomass profuction, bioplastics, dedicated energy crops, renewable chemicals, marine bio-resources and synthetic biology.