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#Partnering Wrap Up for BIO International Convention

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A very big thank you to all the companies, sponsors, and attendees of the BIO Business Forum and Exhibitor Partnering. We’re very excited at the level of activity, feedback, and business getting done, right in the biotech hub of Boston. As you know, we scheduled over 25,000 meetings. Here are the official stats, as of this morning: Total Requests    127,635 Scheduled Meetings    25,291 Companies    2,900 Countries    58 What do those stats really mean? Here’s the Read More >

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#Partnering Tips for Next Week’s Big Event

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We hope everyone is looking forward to BIO International Convention next week! We wanted to put together a quick list of things to remember and ways to get your questions answered, plus some helpful advice from a Partnering veteran. Read on! Logistical Partnering Tips You will receive an updated meeting schedule via email each night of the conference beginning on Sunday, June 17th. Please be sure to print a schedule each morning (we have printing Read More >

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To Cancel or Not to Cancel

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That is the question! And one that is going to come up quite a bit as we get closer to the BIO International Convention, and so we wanted to address it. You learned all about the Scheduling Process in a previous post, such as what is a delegate’s responsibility, like updating your availability, and what BIO takes care of for you, such as assigning actual space to your meetings. On the note of availability, we Read More >

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Tradeshow Speed Dating: Associations Now Piece

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In the April/May issue of Associations Now, writer Jacqui Cook profiled the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and, appropriately for this post, the BIO One-on-One Partnering System. They give a good synopsis of some of the challenges organizations – and people – face at a typical tradeshow. You’re going there to make contacts, not to mention spending money to do so, and there’s often no real structure, process, or easy ways to discern the value of Read More >

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The Scheduling Process

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Scheduling for companies will kick into full gear the week of May 28th for the BIO Business Forum and participating exhibiting companies. As mentioned in a previous post, we wanted to discuss scheduling in a bit more detail, so that you understand what scheduling means, and how it impacts the way you use the Partnering System. First and foremost, meetings are only scheduled for those in Accepted/Agreed-To status. Your action item? Go in to your Read More >

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