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Registration Opens for April 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego

January 26, 2016
On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, BIO officially opened registration for the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. This year's conference will be held April 17-20, 2016 in sunny Southern California at the San Diego Convention Center.

The 2016 World Congress is the largest international industrial biotech event bringing together more than 1,200 leaders in advanced biofuels, biobased products and renewable chemicals. The conference will include 5 plenary session, 48 breakout sessions, networking sessions and special workshops. Attendees will also be able to participate in GreenTech Investor Sessions that showcase innovative technologies in the field.

Dr. Marilyn Bruno, CEO of Aequor, Inc., is a member of the 2016 World Congress Program Committee. Here is what she had to say about the 2016 programming:

“The 2016 BIO World Congress participants include many companies that are presenting breakthrough technologies that are building blocks for a robust biobased economy and that reduce much of the pressure caused by toxic chemicals on our fragile ecosystems.  The BIO World Congress provides a critical forum to announce these technologies and find partners and investors to accelerate their launch.”

Registrants will also have access to BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™, where they will be able to meet a wide array of companies including: The Coca-Cola Company, BASF, DuPont, Dow, Enerkem, LanzaTech, BioAmber, Invista, Solazyme and more!

We hope you’ll take advantage of this invaluable opportunity to develop contacts with executives and leaders in the industry, and build new or maintain existing relationships with partners and clients.

In 2015, BIO hosted 1,200 attendees from 50 countries and 37 U.S. states at the World Congress in Montréal. Attendees in 2015 represented 725 companies and 40 percent were C-Suite and VP-level.  The event hosted 1,400 partnering meetings over its three-day span.

Ray Miller, Verdecute Consulting, took part in the 2015 World Congress programming committee and experienced first-hand BIO’s partnering system:

“BIO’s partnering system is an efficient way to connect both upstream (feedstock supply) and downstream (applications of your product). Having sampled a number of different ways of partnering, what BIO has done is an improvement on most. BIO has stepped up and made it work. You have places to meet, a system to setup meetings, and alternate ways to connect with people. It's worked well.”

To register or to learn more about the 2016 World Congress, please visit

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