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May 10, 2018
On June 4th, thousands of individuals from across the globe will head to Boston – but not for a Red Sox game or a world-famous lobster roll – they’ll be in town for the 2018 BIO International Convention.

It’s not just the packed agenda that will draw nearly 17,000 to attend in Boston this June, it’s BIO One-on-One Partnering™ that helps make Convention the “can’t miss” global event for the biotechnology industry year after year. As BIO continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary over the course of 2018 by looking back at the many important milestones that have been achieved over the years, we look forward to adding another notch to the belt in an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt while in Boston – the record for the “Largest Business Partnering Meeting” – which is made possible through our industry-leading technology.

BIO One-on-One Partnering™ allows users to efficiently identify potential partners, craft compelling company profiles showcasing their company’s offerings, and communicate with senior business development executives and investors at the touch of a button. In fact, this state-of-the-art platform has proven to be the most efficient way to do business in the biotech and pharma industry without traveling all over the world.

Don’t believe us? Let’s take a look at the numbers:

  • BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ system will facilitate nearly 1,300 partnering meetings per hour during 2018 Convention;

  • In 2017, more than 41,400 partnering meetings took place – that’s up 16 percent from 2016 – and BIO anticipates that this number will exceed 45,000 in June;

  • 3,500 organizations from nearly 75 countries participated in One-on-One Partnering™ last year; and

  • Since 2015, scheduled partnering meetings at Convention have increased by over 40% and the steady growth is expected to continue at this year’s event.

Be a part of history and join us, June 4-7. Attendees can look forward to a keynote address from Robin Roberts, co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America, and dozens of fireside chats and breakout sessions with global biotech and pharma leaders who will discuss everything from innovation to the latest trends and topics being debated on Capitol Hill.

To learn more about the event and available registration packages, please visit