BIO hosts a number of annual events that provide the industry with networking, partnering, and education opportunities. Perhaps the most well-known event is the annual BIO International Convention which draws over 15,000 attendees from more than 80 countries. But BIO works on other business, partnering, and patient-focused events throughout the year as well. Here’s a look back at four 2016 BIO events that welcomed the exchange of ideas and created an environment for networking, deal-making, and partnering:
- The 18th annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference was held on February 8-9 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. This conference is one of the largest investor conferences focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies. Because our mission is to support industry-wide success, we present a broad and unbiased view of investment opportunities. Read the 2016 event recap here.On February 13-14, 2017 we will return to the Waldorf Astoria for the 19th annual event. Registration details for #BIOCEO17 can be found here.
- The 23rd annual BIO International Convention was held on June 6-9 in San Francisco. This global event brings together biotechnology and pharma leaders for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships. This event covers a wide spectrum of life science and application areas including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell therapy. The 2016 “Imagine” theme called upon biotech’s best and brightest to share not only their daily accomplishments, but also their innovative visions for this industry of endless potential. Read the full 2016 event coverage here.Join us and “Breakthrough” at #BIO2017 on June 19-22, 2017 in San Diego, CA. Registration opens in January and details can be found here.
- Also held in San Francisco (October 18-19) was the 15th annual BIO Investor Forum. This international biotech investor conference explores global investment trends and opportunities in life sciences with a focus on early and established private companies as well as emerging public companies. The event features plenary sessions, business roundtables and therapeutic workshops, company presentations, and One-on-One PartneringTM meetings. Read the 2016 event highlights here.Join us when we head back to San Francisco, CA on October 17-18, 2017. Registration details for #BIF17 will soon be available here.
- The 5th annual BIO Patient and Health Advocacy Summit was held just days before the Presidential election on November 3-4 in Washington, D.C. The Summit brings together patient advocacy organizations, academia, regulators, biotechnology industry, and other stakeholders for two days of robust programming to discuss timely policy issues and share best practices. Additionally, the Summit provides an invaluable networking opportunity to advance partnerships among stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem. Find 2016 closing remarks and our patient-focused guest blog series here.Stay tuned for #BIOSummit17 information and registration details by visiting the event website.