Below please find the most frequently asked questions about company presentations.
Q: What is a Company Presentation?
A: Company Presentations at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference are PowerPoint presentations given by senior-level executives. They showcase a company's pipeline, R&D activities, business objectives and investment goals. They range from 15 minutes to 25 minutes, depending on the ownership of company presenting.
Q: Why do companies present?
A: Companies and organizations present at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference to get in front of an exclusive audience of public and private equity investors, plus other biotech executives. Presenters also receive exclusive benefits not available to general attendees, including pre-conference marketing (such as email newsletters, press releases, etc.), designation in the One-on-One Partnering™ System, and the opportunity to participate in exclusive content on the BIOtechNow blog. Companies interested in webcasting will also have the option to purchase a package for an additional fee, which is available to view on BIO's CEO & Investor Conference website and widens a presentation's reach.
Q: Who can present?
A: The BIO CEO & Investor Conference will feature presentations primarily by public companies, as well as 20-30 established private companies (Series B companies that have raised >$25M to date). Those interested in presenting must have a clear R&D focus, with a pipeline involving biotechnology therapeutics, diagnostics, or platform technologies. This can include patient advocacy groups. Service providers will not be considered, but should email George at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in sponsorship opportunities.
Q: How can we get a presentation spot at this event?
A: All companies and organizations who are interested in presenting are encouraged to submit an application. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified shortly on its status. Should your application be accepted, registration and logistical details would be provided.
Q: What is the deadline to submit an application?
A: Applications should be submitted by the beginning of December. This will provide enough time to review the application before the Early Bird Registration Rates expire on December 16, 2013. However, companies can submit applications at any time. Once presentation spots are sold out, applications will be wait listed, and companies will be notified if/when a presentation slot becomes available.
Q: Do you invite companies to present?
A: BIO does send invitations to companies who are 'pre-approved' to present. If your company received an invitation, you do not need to submit an application. Please refer to the instructions in the letter to confirm your presentation spot.
Q: What registration do I need to present?
A: Presenters must purchase a registration pass in order to obtain access to the sessions, One-on-One Partnering™ System, lunches, and networking events. There is also a separate presentation fee. Below you will find the links to each type of company presentation and cost structures. In general, the more people from a company who attend the event, the greater the discount on the registration fees.
- Public Company Presenters (25-minute presentations)
- Established Private Company Presenters (13-minute presentations)
Q: Are there any additional fees associated with presenting?
A: Yes. Presentation fees are different depending on company type. Please refer to the outline above for more information. Please note that the Presenter Group Packages include presentation fees. All other packages require the presentation fee to be paid in addition to registration fees. (Sponsorship is not required to give a presentation.)
Q: How long are the presentations?
A: Public company presentations are 25 minutes in length. Private companies are 13 minutes in length, and are noted as such in the conference program and materials. All Q&A from the audience, should a company want to take questions, are included in those times.
Q: Are there breakout sessions after presentations?
A: No, presenters do not have follow-up sessions after a presentation has concluded. Instead, we advise that interested parties visit the onsite One-on-One Partnering™ desk to schedule a private meeting, or utilize the common area space in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf.
Q: Are there options to help smaller companies get a chance to present?
A: The BIO CEO & Investor Conference is targeted toward public companies. However, a limited number of established private companies are encouraged to present. Established private companies are defined as having passed their Series B financing round and having raised >$25M.
For emerging private companies, who have raised <$25M, we recommend considering a presentation at the BIO Investor Forum. This conference features a special pricing structure for "Discovery Companies," which is specifically focused on companies in Seed or Series A financing rounds that have raised less than $25M. The BIO Investor Forum is focused on venture-stage growth and emerging public companies. Emerging public companies are also encouraged to attend this event. More information about presenting at the BIO Investor Forum can be found here.
Q: Who can attend the presentations?
A: All registered attendees and investors have full access to the company presentations at this event. For companies that purchase webcasting, links will be made available on the BIO CEO & Investor Conference site. Please note, there are no day passes or special exceptions made for individuals or companies looking to attend a particular company's presentation.
Q: How do I purchase webcasting?
Q: I am already a confirmed presenter. How do I find out more information about what's required for the event?
A: Please visit the pages provided for presenters, such as the Presenter Resource Center, and Presentation Details & Guidelines. This information is continually updated as details become available. You should also have received a checklist from BIO staff.
Q: Who can I contact for more information?
A: Please email Jennifer at jfernandez(at)bio.org.
Thank you for your interest in presenting!