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17 Reasons to Attend #BIOWC17

July 14, 2017
The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology offers valuable opportunities for every budget. Here are 17 reasons why you should join us this year in Montreal, July 23-26:

  1. Meet hundreds of VP and C-level attendees from 40 different countries registered. There's ample opportunity to meet them in the Partnering System, in a session or at a networking event. View the attendee list.

  2. Partnering activity is 50% higher than last year! More than 450 companies are active in the BIO One-on-One Partnering™ system, and 180+ of them are brand new to the event. View all partnering companies.

  3. Watch GreenTech Investor presentations from 10+ early state emerging companies. View the schedule here.

  4. We're inspired by what the future holds. Attend "below50 – Promoting the World’s Most Sustainable Fuels" workshop presented by below50 on Tuesday, July 25 at 10:30 am. Choose from 4 featured workshops to learn about sustainable fuels, the role of the USDA in a thriving bioeconomy and more.

  5. See Jeff Broin receive the George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology during our Monday plenary, "Why Bet on Renewables? Attracting Private Capital for Renewable Chemical Commercialization."

  6. 50% of all BIO World Congress attendees are international. Attend our "Growing Global Markets" breakout track to learn more perspectives.

  7. You're in good company. 38% of our registered attendees are NEW industry professionals attending the event for the very first time.

  8. This year's plenary sessions will feature executives from the biofuels, household and personal care, and airline industries discussing technology breakthroughs, business partnerships and sustainability initiatives at a global scale. View the Plenary Program.

  9. Enjoy dedicated networking receptions and refreshment breaks Sunday through Wednesday! Join us for our Sunday Evening Welcome Reception (Jazz in the Garden theme!), Monday for the Grand Exhibit Hall Reception and Tuesday evening for our Business Partnering Reception. View All Networking Events.

  10. Hear from IKEA, Intrexon, Braskem and DuPont Industrial Biosciences during Wednesday's Plenary, "A Revolution in Biobased Products and Packaging." Download our eBook with complete program information.

  11. 3 days of access to a sold out Exhibition Floor! View All Exhibiting Companies + View the Floorplan.

  12. Sessions and expert speakers galore! The BIO World Congress offers 100 breakout sessions in 7 different tracks! View our session grid by day.

  13. Join the world's most powerful players in biofuels, biobased materials and renewable chemicals in the beautiful city of Montreal. Check out all that Montreal has to offer this July.

  14. New! Download the BIO One-On-One Partnering Mobile App to navigate your BIO partnering experience. View your schedule, browse & add programming, send meeting requests and more! Available in Google and Apple stores.

  15. BIO has reserved a block of hotel rooms for attendees in beautiful downtown Montreal conveniently located near shops, restaurants and walking distance to the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Book your housing today.

  16. Excitement is already building for #BIOWC17. Read our Blog Series.

  17. With a value like this, can you afford to miss the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology?