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The 2018 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology provides an unparalleled platform for innovative thinkers to share their ideas, technologies and industry expertise. We are now accepting proposal submissions that reflect current trends, ideas and discoveries within industrial biotechnology in the four program categories below. 

Proposals for any program category must be submitted through BIO’s online Program Portal linked below. For more detailed information and a step-by-step guide on how to submit a session proposal or presentation application download the Call for Proposals Guide. 



1. Company and Technical Presentation 

New to the BIO World Congress this year, Company and Technical Presentations are 13 minute presentations given by a senior level executive or an academician. Presentations should showcase technology development, process improvements, product pipeline, R&D activities, technology transfer opportunities, business objectives, building partnerships, and potential investment goals. Company Presentation Applications must be submitted by May 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST.  Learn More about Company and Technical Presentations.


2. Breakout Program Panel Sessions 

Our Program will be announced in early April 2018. Submissions for panel session proposals is now closed. 

Breakout Session Topics for 2018: 

Specialty Food Ingredients, Flavors and Fragrances Agricultural Crop Technologies and Biomass Supply
Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Products Advanced Biofuels and Biorefinery Platforms
Synthetic Biology and Gene Editing Algae Production Technologies (New!)
Growing Global Biobased Markets


3. GreenTech Investor Sessions

Showcase your emerging company in front of an elite audience of investors and industry analysts. Present your company pipeline, R & D activities, business objectives and investment goals during 15 minute formal presentations. GreenTech Investor Sessions proposals must be submitted by May 14, 2018 at 5:00PM EST.  Learn More about GreenTech Investor Sessions.


4. Poster Presentation

Designed for individual researchers or company representatives looking to showcase novel industry research information or discoveries relevant to one of the 7 program track topics above. Discounted registration rates are available for all poster presenters. Poster Presentation proposals must be submitted by May 14, 2018 at 5:00PM EST. 


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Need Inspiration? 

Download the 2017 Program Guide for a look at last year's impressive speakers and programming.