World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world's largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers in biofuels, biobased products, and renewable chemicals.

BIO is excited to partner with the PHLLife to bring the 2014 conference to Philadelphia highlighting the industry's growth, importance for generating green jobs, making greener products and cleaner processes all aimed at building a biobased economy.

Who should attend?
Industry and academic scientists; business executives, government policy makers, stakeholders, and investors.

2013 Conference Highlights

  • 1,200 attendees - representing 37 countries
  • A vibrant exhibit hall showcasing 70 companies and organizations
  • 600 meetings scheduled using BIO's One-on-One business partnering system
  • 5 plenary sessions featuring key industry thought leaders
  • 7 breakout tracks with 56 sessions, and 6 specialized workshops
  • 75 poster presentations
  • 13 Clean Tech Investor Sessions
  • Presentation of the George Washington Carver Award to Dr. Jay Keasling

Program & Carver Award Recipient Announced

View the Plenary Sessions

View the Breakout Sessions

View the 450+ Attending Organizations to Date

Carver Award Recipient- Ellen Kullman,  CEO, DuPont

Registration & Housing

Join the 1,000+ industry leaders that will be in Philadelphia- REGISTER NOW

The Philadelphia Marriott is connected to the Pennslyvania Convention Center and is the most convinent option for attendees. You can access a block of discounted rooms through Travel Planners if the reservation is made by April 25-  BOOK YOUR HOTEL NOW 

BIO One-On-One™Partnering Open

Registered attendees can log in and set up on-site meetings with potential partners .

Conference Fact Sheet

Conference Fact Sheet

Monday, May 12 - Thursday, May 15 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Venue: Pennsylvania Convention Center


BIO World Congress attendees can also access the 9th Annual Biopolymers Symposium at discounted rate. The Symposium will be held in downtown Philadelphia in the days leading up to BIO World Congress and will bring together biobased material developers, end-users, academics, manufacturers. Attendees will receive the discounted registration code once they process their World Congress registration online. Learn more.