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2018 World Congress Returns to Philadelphia

January 25, 2018
This summer, BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology returns to Philadelphia for the first time since 2014. The event will be held July 16-19, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The tri-state region (Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania) ranks as one of the top markets for biotechnology and is home to many biotech startups, making Philadelphia an ideal location for the 2018 World Congress.

In a recent article for Innovators Magazine, BIO’s Paul Winters previews some of the exciting opportunities awaiting companies at the 2018 World Congress, including BIO’s One-on-One Partnering system:
BIO’s One-on-One Partnering ™ system is a truly unique and exclusive feature of BIO conferences. The online system allows attendees to create a profile and manage meeting requests or search for other companies to invite to partnering discussions. BIO handles the scheduling and logistics for all requested 30-minute partnering meetings during the conference. Companies can continue to use the online system during and after the conference to communicate with potential partners and manage business development activities.

In addition, BIO has developed new opportunities for attendees to showcase their company, technologies or partnering opportunities at the 2018 World Congress.
New this year, the BIO World Congress is inviting proposals for company and technical presentations, which are short, detailed presentations by a senior level executive or academic to showcase technology development or partnership opportunities.

Academic and industry researchers will also have an opportunity to present posters detailing their research or discoveries during one of the BIO World Congress receptions.

BIO’s GreenTech Investor Sessions provide high visibility opportunities for executives from emerging industrial biotechnology companies to present in front of venture capital investors, analysts and business strategists.

Of course, attendees of this year’s World Congress will also get the opportunity to showcase their company at BIO’s world class exhibit hall and stay up-to-date on industry trends and issues through robust education programming, covering all facets of industrial biotechnology.

Still not convinced about the benefits of attending this year’s World Congress? Take it from Intrexon’s Robert Walsh, Senior Vice President for Energy Sector, who attended last year’s World Congress:
“World Congress is clearly the premier industrial event in the bio space and it’s very valuable to us, from networking with potential partners, collaborators and even recruiting. It’s the place to be and has been for the 10 years I’ve been coming here.”

Read the full preview of the 2018 World Congress at Innovator’s Magazine here.