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It's a Wrap-BIO 2017 Delivers Again

June 22, 2017
Breaking all previous records, BIO 2017 hosted over 41,400 partnering meetings during this year’s event. Facilitated by BIO’s unique One-on-One Partnering™ system, these invaluable connections form the foundation of innovative industry collaborations and scientific breakthroughs. That word—breakthrough—was heard and seen throughout the Convention Center in San Diego from June 19 – 22. “Breakthrough” reflects the innovation and exciting advancement in the biotech sector.

The annual event drew 16,123 biotech leaders from around the globe and provided attendees with unique perspectives on the immense opportunities and complex challenges ahead for the industry.

David Cameron, the former Prime Minister of the UK, and Ann Romney, the wife of Mitt Romney and a staunch patient advocate delivered keynote addresses that touched on challenges in both the political and health arenas.


BIO 2017 included over 1,800 exhibitors, more than 800 speakers at 400 educational sessions and company presentations, and seven fireside chats. The breadth and depth of offerings and the networking opportunities afforded by having thousands of industry stakeholders continue to make the Convention the premiere event for the biotechnology industry.

This year’s International Convention was co-hosted by Biocom, California Life Sciences Association (CLSA) and Southern California Biomedical Council (SoCalBio).

The 2018 BIO International Convention will return to Boston, MA from June 4 – 7 to celebrate 25 years of innovation.

Philadelphia, PA will host the 2019 BIO International Convention from June 3 – 6.

In 2020, BIO returns for the fourth time to San Diego from June 8 – 11!