With roughly 80,000 bioscience jobs in more than 3,500 businesses across all bioscience sectors, it is no wonder the 2013 BIO International Convention is returning to Chicago, April 22- 25, 2013. With a large presence in all biotech sectors – agricultural feedstock and chemicals, drugs and pharma, medical devices and equipment, research, testing and medical laboratories and bioscience-related distribution, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with and visit premier R&D facilities, from national laboratories to academic centers of excellence.
The Midwest life sciences cluster boasts the second largest pharma hub, the largest diagnostic and imaging, medical/orthopedic device and agricultural and industrial biotech hubs and a growing nanotech hub. As well as ranking number one in urban medical centers (six medical schools and research universities in Chicago), in addition to being home to six Nobel Laureates, a high technology workforce, distribution center (air, truck, rail, intermodal container) and ideal city for air travel.
The area also caters nicely to our international audience with 1,600 foreign firms, 100 different international trade organizations, 71 Consulates and Consuls General, more than 30 international Chambers of Commerce and over $46 billion in foreign direct investment.
Luckily for the biotech community, getting to Chicago is a breeze. Chicago has two airports in the metro area, O’Hare International Airport and Midway International Airport, which helps make getting in and out of the city as simple as hailing a cab or hopping on the public transportation system.
Once your travel is booked, don’t forget to do the same for your housing! Nearly 50% of the room inventory for the 2013 BIO International Convention has already been reserved. BIO housing offers top-notch service and support and the guaranteed lowest rate. To see the special amenities each hotel offers including free in-room internet, restaurant discounts and fitness centers, visit here. Book now to secure the best rates!
Once you arrive, in addition to the Convention and numerous networking events, receptions and off-site dinners, be sure to take advantage of all Chicago has to offer. From six major league teams to the numerous restaurants and museums, not to mention the 29 miles of shoreline, there is truly something for everyone in the Windy City.
To learn more about the Convention and booking your travel, visit here.