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What's New at #BIOWC19?

Connor McKoy
Connor McKoy
January 31, 2019

In case you missed it, the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is headed to Des Moines, Iowa, July 8-11, 2019!

In addition to bringing the world’s largest conference and partnering event on industrial biotechnology to a new region and city, #BIOWC19 will feature exciting new agricultural programming and opportunities for companies of any size to showcase their latest breakthroughs and explore what the region has to offer:

New Midwest Destination

Join us in Iowa next July to see where biomass is grown, research is conducted and bioproducts are produced in America's heartland. Not only is Des Moines Iowa's largest city, the vibrant capital has gone through a renaissance of sorts over the past few decades. Rated as one of America's most artistic towns and "under-the-radar city you need to visit" by, Des Moines is sure to charm those attending the 2019 BIO World Congress. But don't take it from us. Check out Des Moines for yourself:

New Programming: Sustainability and the Future of Food

From our food, to our health, to our planet, biotechnology can lead to solutions and benefits in food and agriculture. In getting back to the roots of all things agriculture and industrial biotechnology, the BIO World Congress will feature “Sustainability and the Future of Food” as a new programming track along with others that focus on the work in the region. Learn more about the new Future of Food program track here or click here to view all programming at #BIOWC19.

Start-Up Stadium @ BIO World Congress

Start-Up Stadium provides emerging GreenTech companies the opportunity to present in a formal setting to investors, analysts and strategists across the value chain. We’ll have a panel of judges, prizes awarded and more. There is still time to be a part of the action in Des Moines. Apply to participate in Start-Up Stadium today.

New Regional Tours - Experience the Latest Innovation

Iowa and the mid-western region are home to many of the companies, universities and research facilities that are at the forefront of biotechnology innovation. Kicking off the event on Monday morning (July 8), attendees will get the opportunity to go on tours of select campuses and facilities, learning about the impressive work that is being done in the region to fuel and feed the world. Don’t miss the chance to participate in these behind-the-scenes tours at the 2019 BIO World Congress. 

New Business Opportunities

BIO has been busy designing a new floorplan that is the hub of Partnering, Exhibits, Start-Ups and Networking at the Iowa Events Center’s Hy-Vee Hall in Downton Des Moines. Companies and researchers looking to showcase their latest product or breakthrough will have options for how they want to be featured on the exhibit floor. Be sure to check out the exhibit options and sign-up to receive a copy of the floorplan today!

Of course, BIO’s One-one-One Partnering will still be prominently featured on the exhibit floor and throughout the 2019 BIO World Congress. BIO One-one-One Partnering is the only place you can literally meet hundreds of companies in one week. It takes  the stress out of coordinating and scheduling meetings at the World Congress, so you can focus on your partnering strategy. Through BIO’s One-on-One Partnering, attendees can request meetings, message potential partners pre- and post-World Congress and create company profiles to showcase your company’s mission or latest breakthrough.

To learn more or to subscribe to our mailing list about the 2019 BIO World Congress in Des Moines and the impact it could have for you, click here!