|[January 27, 2014]
Registration for the 2014 BIO International Convention Now Open
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
Industry Organization (BIO) announces registration
for the newly improved 2014
BIO International Convention® is now open. This year's event will be
held June 23-26, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego,
California. The BIO International Convention regularly attracts the
biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering
opportunities and provides insights and inspiration on major trends
affecting the industry.
"We are pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 2014 BIO
International Convention. We spent a significant portion of 2013
speaking with our members, Convention attendees and exhibitors on ways
BIO could improve this important industry event - and I am excited that
we have been able to incorporate so many positive recommendations into
the BIO International Convention in San Diego," said Scott Whitaker,
President of the BIO International Convention.
Innovative changes to BIO 2014 include new session formats designed to
foster increased audience engagement, increased premium networking
opportunities, Specialty Forums featuring new programming and an
improved 3 day Convention schedule.
California's nearly 2,500 biomedical companies and institutions,
clustered throughout the state, lead the world in life sciences research
and development, which has led to groundbreaking therapies and
technologies to diagnose, treat and prevent conditions such as cancer,
cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and others. Just as
important, the sector is an increasingly significant component of the
state's economic engine, employing nearly 270,000 people, paying $27
billion in wages and accounting for $21 billion in exports annually.
"San Diego is one of the three largest life sciences clusters in the
country. By hosting the 2014 BIO International Convention, we will have
the opportunity to showcase all that San Diego has to offer a a global
leader in the life sciences," said San Diego Interim Mayor Todd Gloria.
BIO 2014 education sessions will provide opportunities to interact with
industry leaders. Specialty Forums and Session tracks will focus on
cutting edge topics including digital health, personalized medicine,
orphan diseases, regenerative medicine and much more. Each Specialty
Forum will culminate with dedicated time for collaboration and
networking amongst peers. Additionally, in a new feature added to
enhance the program, each session will have the option to offer polling
for higher audience interactivity and participation.
To learn more about the program and available registration packages for
Convention, please visit http://convention.bio.org/register.
Advance media registration is now available for qualified reporters
working full time for print, broadcast and web publications with valid
press credentials. To register, please visit here.
BIO 2014 is the world's largest, most influential event for the
biotechnology industry, regularly attracting more than 15,000 high-level
professionals from 48 states and more than 60 countries. The annual
event highlights the latest advancements in biotechnology.
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing 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. BIOtechNOW
is BIO's blog chronicling "innovations transforming our world" and the
BIO Newsletter is the organization's bi-weekly email newsletter." Subscribe
to the BIO Newsletter.
Upcoming BIO Events
CEO & Investor Conference
February 10 - 11, 2014
Asia International Conference
April 8-9, 2014
Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
May 12-15, 2014
June 23-26, 2014
San Diego, CA (News - Alert)
September 16-18, 2014
Sioux Falls, SD
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