2007 BIO International Convention Offers Numerous Media Events and Opportunities

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 1, 2007) -- The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will host several events and activities specifically for reporters attending the 2007 BIO International Convention.

The schedule begins Sunday with the media-only brunch that will highlight results of a one-of-a-kind public opinion research project conducted by two premier U.S. polling firms:

WHAT: BIO industry survey comparing biotech insiders’ view of the industry with the general public’s view

WHEN: Sunday, May 6, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: BIO International Convention in Boston, Level 3 Ballroom

WHO: Neil Newhouse, Public Opinion Strategies
Geoff Garin, Peter D. Hart Research Associates
Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of BIO
Biotech CEOs

There will also be a press room and onsite media registration for reporters and editors working full-time for print or broadcast news with valid media credentials. Below are further details.

Press Room
Located in Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Rooms 151 A&B

Hours:

Saturday, May 5th, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 6th, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Monday, May 7th, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, May 8th, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 9th, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Onsite Media Registration
Located in Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Level 0 in the East Registration Hall

Hours:

Saturday, May 5th, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday, May 6th, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Monday, May 7th, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, May 8th, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 9th, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year’s BIO International Convention will feature a program packed with more than 200 sessions and speakers focusing on the global aspects of biotechnology, including business development, global health, clinical research/clinical trials, policy, bioethics, devices and diagnostics, biopreparedness, intellectual property/legal, food and agriculture, and industrial and environmental issues. International seminars will spotlight national-level developments from more than 30 countries and regions worldwide. To view the full conference program, please visit www.bio2007.org/attendees/educational_sessions/index.html.

About BIO

Founded in 1993, BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and 31 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of health-care, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO produces the annual BIO International Convention, the world’s largest annual gathering of the biotechnology industry.

Upcoming BIO Events

BIO International Convention
May 6-9, 2007
Boston, MA

BIO VentureForum-East 2007
June 18-20, 2007
Montreal, Canada

BIO Mid-America VentureForum 2007
Sep. 24–26, 2007
Milwaukee, WI


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2007 BIO International Convention

Day-By-Day Media Events

Please note that this agenda is a snapshot only of the BIO International Convention. For full list of conference sessions and events, please visit www.bio2007.org.

Sunday, May 6

Time

Venue

Media Brunch and CEO Roundtable: BIO Releases results of national voter poll and industry executive survey on biotechnology

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Level 3, Pre-Function Area, Ballroom, Boston Convention Center

bioBUS tour of Cambridge and Human Genome Trail (RSVP only)

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Level 0, Northeast Loading Bay

Welcome Reception

7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Quincy Market Building & Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Monday, May 7

Time

Venue

Thought-Leader Breakfast: How Much Does Washington Value Biotech Innovations?

7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Level 3, Ballroom, Boston Convention Center

Business Forum: Partnering & Investor

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Level 1

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/Grand Opening of BIO Exhibition

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

TBD

Breakout Sessions and International Seminars

9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

200 Level/Boston Convention Center

BIO Exhibition Open

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Halls A, B, C, Boston Convention Center

Meeting the Need:

Individuals Suffering from Devastating Diseases to Discuss Need for Continued Innovation

11:00 a.m. – Noon

Room 152, Press Conference 2

Boston Convention Center

Luncheon Keynote:

Senator Edward Kennedy, chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

Driving the Development and Availability of Novel Therapies: Mr. Michael J. Fox, founder, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Level 3, Ballroom, Boston Convention Center

Super Session: Burrill Report - Biotechnology State of the Industry

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Room 210 B/C, Boston Convention Center


Tuesday, May 8

Time

Venue

Thought-Leader Breakfast

7:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Level 3, Boston Convention Center

Business Forum: Partnering & Investor

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Level 1, Boston Convention Center

Super Session: Ministerial Seminar

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Room 210 B/C, Boston Convention Center

Breakout Sessions and International Seminars

9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

200 Level/Boston Convention Center

BIO Exhibition Open

10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Halls, A, B, C, Boston Convention Center

CEO Forum: Is FDA Properly Positioned to Evaluate New Drug Models?

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Westin – Commonwealth Ballroom A, B & C

Press Conference on Global Health:

Biotechnology Industry Organization and Biotechnology Ventures for Global Health

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Room 205A, Boston Convention Center

Luncheon Keynote

Her Majesty Queen Noor

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Level 3/Ballroom, Boston Convention Center
(At the request of Her Highness, this event will be closed to the media)

Media Briefing

Green Fuels and Plastics:
The Environmental and Consumer Benefits of a Biobased Economy

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Room 152, Press conference 2, Boston Convention Center

Super Session: Ernst & Young 2007 Global Biotechnology Report

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Room 210 B/C, Boston Convention Center

Exhibition Hall Hospitality Reception

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Halls A, B, C, Boston Convention Center

Gala Reception

7:45 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd.


Wednesday, May 9

Time

Venue

Thought-Leader Breakfast: From Fuel to Food: The Global Benefits of Biotechnology

7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Level 3/Ballroom, Boston Convention Center

Business Forum: Partnering & Investor

8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Level 1, Boston Convention Center

Super Session: Improving Biotechnology Industry Access to Underserved Populations

9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Room 210 B, Boston Convention Center

Breakout Sessions

9:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

200 Level/Boston Convention Center

BIO Exhibition Open

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Halls, A, B, C, Boston Convention Center

Media Briefing

Grow:

Farmer Success Stories From Around the World From Planting Biotech Crops

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Room 152, Press Conference 2

Boston Convention Center

Luncheon Keynote: A Hopeful Future: Gaining the Edge with Biotechnology

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Level 3/Ballroom, Boston Convention Center

Closing Reception

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Jillian’s Boston Entertainment Universe & Lucky Strike, 145 Ispwich St.

About BIO
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.