San Diego Interim Mayor Todd Gloria to Discuss Economic Development Initiatives that Support Growth of Local Biotech Industry

San Diego Interim Mayor Todd Gloria to discuss regional growth and economic impact of biotech industry and the return of the BIO International Convention in 2014.</p>


  • Economic and jobs data demonstrating the regional growth and economic impact of an innovative industry that continues to create high-paying jobs
  • Discuss the return of the BIO International Convention in 2014, highlighting San Diego's thriving biotech industry to the Convention's international audience
  • Discuss the  Convention's economic impact on the local economy
  • Present jobs data from BIOCOM's 2013 Economic Impact Report
    • Projections for near-term industry growth
    • Identify growth areas and leading local biotech employers


  • Interim San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria
  • Joseph Panetta, President & CEO of BIOCOM
  • Scott Whitaker, President, BIO International Convention
  • Carol Wallace, President and CEO of the SD Convention Center Corp.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 10:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 


San Diego Convention Center - Sails Pavilion
111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

**NOTE: Media interested in attending must RSVP to Heidi Chokeir at (619) 203-5391 or by 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 20, 2013.


Biocom is one of the largest regional life science associations in the world, representing more than 570 member companies in Southern California. The association focuses on initiatives that position the region’s life science industry competitively on the world stage, and on the  development and delivery of innovative products that improve health and quality of life. For more information on BIOCOM or the Southern California biotechnology and medical device community, please visit the organization’s Web site at or call (858) 455-0300.