Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Below are some frequently asked questions to help you navigate BIO IMPACT. If you need additional assistance, please contact our registration team at email@example.com.
BIO IMPACT is an important global ag and environment biotech conference that attracts more than 1,000 thought leaders from 30 countries. The event formerly named the BIO World Congress will continue to serve as a catalyst to the growth and business development driving the biobased economy.
Yes, but reimagined. The conference will feature timely ag and environment education programming, dynamic partnering and exhibit floor, opportunities to pitch investors and networking all week long. However, this new focus will allow the impact of biotech on our everyday lives to take center stage.
BIO IMPACT will be held Monday - Thursday, September 21- 24. Plan to arrive by Monday morning and stay through Thursday to take full advantage of the conference. (Note: The event was previously held in July and based on attendee feedback we have moved to Fall time frame).
Our world-class education program is centered on overcoming today’s global challenges – and set forth towards a more sustainable future – by embracing the key role biotechnology plays in protecting our planet’s resources, driving a strong economy and improving people’s lives. Learn more.
Yes, there are several ways to promote your company at 2020 BIO IMPACT including speaking, sponsoring or exhibiting. We suggest small companies apply for a company presentation or to be a part of Start-Up Stadium. Learn more.
The best way to find and vet global business partners and schedule dozens of business meetings in one place without traveling all over the world. Our tool is the first to effectively connect the environmental and agriculture sectors from more than 30 countries. 1 in 3 attendees will have more than 10 meetings scheduled when they attend BIO IMPACT. Access to BIO One-on-One Partnering is included with most registrations.
Companies of all sizes have seen success with this program. We encourage executives, academic researchers, international groups and industry leaders throughout the supply chain to apply.
You can apply to present before you register for the conference, or vice-versa.
Yes, you can add the presentation fee to your registration. Members will pay a $300 fee while non-members will pay an additional $400 fee.
This is a great way to reach out to a global audience to increase your visibility in the biotech world, as well as create more partnering meetings with investors and executives. Presenting companies tend to receive more than twice the amount of BIO Partnering meeting requests than non-presenting companies, and end up scheduling close to twice as many meetings!
Presentations are open to all BIO IMPACT attendees including investors and 1,000 attendees from 30 countries.
The presentations will be held in a designated room located in the session rooms.
The Conference will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center. The address of the venue is 500 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601. Most events will be held at the convention center. Learn more.
Act early! All visa applicants are advised to apply for their visa as soon as travel to the United States is contemplated, and not later than 3-4 months in advance. For your convenience, you can generate a visa invitation letter populated with your information to confirm your participation and travel to BIO IMPACT in Raleigh this September. Learn More.
ESTA is an automated system that determines the eligibility of visitors to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program. The ESTA application collects the same information collected on Form I-94W. ESTA applications may be submitted anytime prior to travel, though it is recommended travelers apply when you begin preparing your travel plans.
Conference registration offers a tremendous value you can’t get at competing events. Registration includes BIO One-on-One Partnering, 3+ Days of Education, most meals provided, evening networking receptions and full access to BIO Exhibition, Start-Up Stadium and dozens of company pitches. Pricing starts at $800 for Start-Ups. View a full list.
To date, this event is still scheduled to go on as planned on September 21- 24, 2020 in Raleigh, NC. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve between now and September, we will provide you with regular planning updates on the BIO IMPACT website and via email communications. Subscribe to receive BIO IMPACT email updates here.
Upon written request, BIO will provide a full and complete refunds of your paid registration if we receive government instructions restricting or prohibiting travel as a direct result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
As it relates to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), BIO will address concerns of sponsors on a case by case basis with considerations given first to the safety and well-being of our attendees, sponsors, partners and staff; then the regulations that govern the specific sponsorship. Contact email@example.com or your account manager, with any questions.
BIO is monitoring news about COVID-19 daily and taking into account the impact it is having on the companies and regions represented in the exhibit hall. As this situation continues to evolve, we are proactively reaching out to exhibitors, pavilion organizers, and government officials as necessary to discuss the most appropriate actions. All questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.