WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, March 02, 2011) - The 2011 BIO International Convention will feature six high-level super sessions focused on the state of the industry, global biotech advancements and the outlook on the future of the industry. Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the global event for biotechnology will take place June 27-30, 2011 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.
“The last few years have presented significant economic challenges for emerging biotech companies trying to raise investment capital, which has had a global impact on the industry. Despite recent positive signs, it is still a tough market,” said BIO CEO and President Jim Greenwood. “These Super Sessions feature high-level speakers sharing their long-term outlook on the industry, and suggested strategies for successfully rebounding from the financial challenges and moving innovation forward to help heal, fuel and feed the world.”
Super Sessions include:
Ernst & Young’s 25th Annual Biotechnology Industry Report
Ernst & Young will present highlights from its 25th annual industry report. The session will discuss implications for biotech companies as they face a more uncertain future in the current business climate. As always, Ernst & Young will also summarize the sector’s performance using key metrics – financial performance, financing, deals and pipeline productivity.
Sponsored by: Ernst & Young
Tuesday, June 28, Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Confirmed Speakers: Glen Giovannetti, Partner and Global Biotech Leader, Ernst & Young LLP; Gautam Jaggi, Senior Manager and Editor, Beyond Borders and Progressions, Ernst & Young LLP
Burrill State-of-the-Industry Report
This presentation will look back over 25 years and describe some of the critical events that have shaped the industry into the global enterprise it is today and discuss what companies will need to do in order to remain competitive in a world being influenced by a tougher financial climate, rapidly evolving technology, globalization and new emerging markets.
Sponsored by: Burrill & Company
Tuesday, June 28, Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Confirmed Speaker: G. Steven Burrill, Chief Executive Officer, Burrill & Company
It Takes a Village-- The Biotechnology Innovation Ecosystem
This session will detail the roles, relationships and interplay among government research labs, universities, and large and small biotechnology firms in the continuum from basic research to FDA-approved products and ultimately to the patient.
Sponsored by: Eli Lilly and Company
Tuesday, June 28, Time: 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Confirmed Speaker: John Lechleiter, Ph.D., Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Eli Lilly & Company
Emerging Markets: The Future of Growth for Biologics?
This panel will bring together leading business executives with senior government officials to talk about how Emerging Markets are shaping business thinking and what impact they will have on the future of the biotech sector.
Sponsored by: Merck
Wednesday June 29, Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
Confirmed Speaker: Richard T. Clark, Chairman, Merck
Campbell Alliance 2011 Dealmakers’ Intentions
Campbell Alliance and BIO present updated findings from two unique forward-looking measures of deal-making in the industry – the Campbell Alliance Dealmakers’ Intentions Survey and the BIO One-on-One Partnering Forecast. New analysis in 2011 will include year-over-year trends and the first assessment of the predictive value of these instruments.
Sponsored by: Campbell Alliance
Wednesday June 29, Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Speakers to be announced.
Worldview 2011: Scientific American’s Regional Bio-Innovation Scorecard
Worldview 2011 will feature the third annual Scientific American’s Regional Bio-Innovation Scorecard, a review of individual country programs and policies aimed at growing local innovative biotechnology sectors.
Wednesday June 29, Time: 3:45 – 5:15 pm
Confirmed Speaker: Fareed Zakaria, CNN host, Editor-at-Large of TIME Magazine, Washington Post columnist, former Editor, Newsweek International
The 2011 BIO International Convention is expected to draw more than 15,000 industry leaders from 49 states and 65 countries. This year, the Convention program will feature more than 125 sessions in 16 tracks. In addition, this year’s BIO Exhibition will cover an estimated 180,000 net sq. ft. and host more than 1,700 exhibitors.
The BIO International Convention also includes the BIO Business Forum, which offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity for large and small biotech companies to gather in one place, at one time to engage in partnering discussions. The ability to schedule up to 80 one-on-one meetings within just a few short days with biotech leaders from around the world enables companies to maximize their ROI for the registration and travel investment for this event. In 2010, the BIO Business Forum hosted more than 17,000 partnering meetings with more than 2,000 companies participating.
The BIO International Convention helps to support the association’s programs and initiatives. BIO works throughout the year to create a policy environment that enables the industry to continue to fulfill its vision of bettering the world through biotechnology innovation. For additional attendee and exhibitor information, please visit http://convention.bio.org/.
For detailed descriptions and a full program, please visit http://convention.bio.org/.
Advance media registration for the 2011 BIO International Convention is now open and will be available online through June 17, 2011. To register in advance, please visit http://convention.bio.org/media/.
Upcoming BIO Events
BIO-Europe Spring 2011
March 14-16, 2011
BIO Intellectual Property Counsels Committee Spring Conference and Committee Meeting
April 13-15, 2011
World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing
May 8-11, 2011
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
BIO International Convention
June 27-30, 2011
2011 BIO Human Resources Conference
June 26-28, 2011
BIO represents more than 1,100 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. BIO produces BIOtech Now, an online portal and monthly newsletter chronicling “innovations transforming our world.” Subscribe to BIOtech Now.
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