BIO Issues Call for Sessions for 2014 BIO International Convention

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<em>The global event for biotech to take place in San Diego, CA June 23-26, 2014</em></p>

Washington, D.C. (September 12, 2013) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) invites biotechnology, health care, energy, business, government policy and food agriculture experts to submit proposals for sessions at the 2014 BIO International Convention, the global event for biotechnology, to be held June 23-26, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

Industry experts looking to advance a field of thought, gain wide media exposure and establish a dialogue amongst their peers should consider submitting a session proposal. Speakers will gain access to industry leaders from over 4,000 companies from around the globe. Proposals will be accepted through October 3, 2013 and are open to all industry experts. For information on how to submit a session proposal, please visit here.

The 2014 BIO International Convention will highlight the latest biotechnology trends and opportunities for executives, investors, scientists, policy leaders and media from around the world. Session speakers will share breakthroughs in medicine, diagnostics, the environment, energy production, business operations, financing, partnerships, policy issues and food and agriculture.

BIO is looking to serve the educational needs of its diverse audience by creating a balanced program that is comprehensive and reflects a multitude of perspectives. Proposals that focus on key business, science, policy and international issues are particularly encouraged.  The program will feature more than 100 sessions in eight session tracks and numerous specialty forums covering a broad range of topics related to the biotechnology industry.

All submissions received are peer-reviewed by the Convention Program Committee which includes both domestic and international industry professionals, editors from major publications and BIO staff. Applicants will be notified of the status of their session proposal by January 6, 2014.

The BIO Business Forum company presentations provide yet another chance to gain unrivaled exposure. This program allows presenters to spotlight and pitch their companies to business development executives, investors, analysts, policy makers and the press. Applications for the BIO Business Forum company presentations will be accepted beginning January 2014.  For more information, please visit the BIO Business Forum company presentation homepage.

The BIO International Convention is the world’s largest event for the biotechnology industry, offering extensive education, networking and partnering opportunities. The BIO International Convention regularly attracts over 15,000 high-level professionals from over 60 countries, representing all areas of biotech.  For additional attendee and exhibitor information, please visit here.

About BIO

BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIO produces BIOtechNOW, an online portal and monthly newsletter chronicling “innovations transforming our world.” Subscribe to BIOtechNOW.

Upcoming BIO Events 

BIO Investor Forum
October 8-9, 2013
San Francisco, CA

BIO IPCC Conference
November 6-8, 2013
Washington, DC

BIO Convention in China
November 11-13, 2013
Beijing, China

Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy
December 8-11, 2013
San Diego, CA

BIO CEO & Investor Conference
February 10 – 11, 2014
New York, NY

BIO Asia International Conference
April 8-9, 2014
Tokyo, Japan

BIO International Convention
June 23-26, 2014
San Diego, CA