The 2014 BIO International Convention, held June 23-26 at the San Diego Convention Center, hosted a record number of partnering meetings and drew 15,667 industry leaders, including nearly 2,500 CEO’s, from 50 states and 70 countries.
“This year’s BIO International Convention brought to San Diego leaders in industry, government and academia to help further the promise of biotechnology,” said BIO president and CEO, Jim Greenwood. “From our outstanding keynote speakers, to the record number of partnering meetings, the 2014 Convention was a resounding success. This event continues to provide biotech leaders with the opportunity to showcase the best of our industry.”
The Convention featured keynotes from Sir Richard Branson and Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; more than 800 speakers and 160 sessions in eight educational tracks and nine specialty forums, which addressed the latest business opportunities, breakthroughs in medicine, diagnostics, the environment, energy production, food and agriculture and more.
The top 10 largest international delegations included: Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, France, South Korea, China, India, Turkey and Australia.
The BIO Business Forum hosted more than 29,000 scheduled one-on-one partnering meetings between more than 3,100 companies, and featured 192 company presentations. The BIO Exhibition featured more than 1,800 exhibitors and covered over 160,000 square feet with 55 state and international pavilions.
The 2015 BIO International Convention will take place June 15-18 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Source: BIO International