In just six months, Boston will be welcoming more than 15,500 of the world’s leading biotech stakeholders to the biggest industry event of the year – the 2012 BIO International Convention.
Both Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino attended a kickoff breakfast in October where they voiced their industry support:
“It’s an honor to have BIO coming back so soon,” said Gov. Patrick. “By drawing the world’s attention once again to our state’s inherent strengths, we can and we will create both the immediate and long-term economic impacts that benefit businesses, workers and families across the Commonwealth.”
“Biotechnology is an industry that continues to grow and thrive here in Massachusetts,” said Boston Mayor Menino. “People are flocking to us, wondering, ‘What does Boston have?’ This is our chance to showcase everything that we have to offer to life sciences companies and to strengthen our success as a global leader.”
Annually, the convention attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry. It is the world’s largest conference devoted to the bustling intersection between commerce and the biotech industry, highlighting the many ways in which biotech continues to offer answers and hope for the world’s most pressing issues and provide high-quality, high-wage jobs.