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The 2014 BIO International Convention Closes in San Diego
|By Business Wire
|June 26, 2014 10:49 PM EDT
BIO International Convention, where the
global biotech community meets, connecting the people, companies and
innovations that help to fulfill the promise of biotechnology through
healing, fueling, and feeding the world, concluded today at the San
Diego Convention Center with a record number of partnering meetings.
Hosted by the Biotechnology
Industry Organization (BIO), the event 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 & 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 dynamic Keynotes from Sir
Richard Branson and Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham
Clinton, over 800 speakers and 160 sessions in 8 educational tracks and
9 specialty forums which addressed the latest business opportunities,
breakthroughs in medicine, diagnostics, the environment, energy
production, food and agriculture and more. For session highlights and
editorial, visit http://www.biotech-now.org/.
The top 10 largest international delegations included (in no particular
order): Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, France, South Korea,
China, India, Turkey and Australia.
Several U.S. Governors attended this year’s event including California
Governor Edmund G. Brown, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, South
Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.
New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Guadano and Pennsylvania Lieutenant
Governor Cawley were also in attendance as well as numerous legislators
from around the country.
The BIO Business Forum hosted a record-breaking 29,000+ scheduled
one-on-one partnering meetings between more than 3,100 companies, and
featured 192 company presentations. View highlights here.
The BIO Exhibition featured more than 1,800 exhibitors and covered over
160,000 square feet with 55 State and International Pavilions.
BIO would like to thank California Governor Edmund G. Brown and San
Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer for their hospitality and support leading up
to and during the 2014 BIO International Convention.
For BIO2014 video,
and more, visit www.convention.bio.org.
The 2015 BIO International Convention will take place June 15-18 in
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
“The 2014 BIO International Convention may be in the books, but our team
is working hard to get ready for Philadelphia in 2015. In fact, we have
already sold 80% of the show’s available exhibition space,” said Scott
Whitaker, President of the BIO International Convention. “Working with
three strong regional partners, Pennsylvania Bio, BioNJ and Delaware
Bio, next year’s event will set a new standard for the BIO International
The BIO International Convention helps support BIO programs and
initiatives. BIO works throughout the year to create a policy
environment that enables the industry to continue to fulfill its vision
of bettering the world through biotechnology innovation.
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology
companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and
related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other
nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of
innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental
biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO
International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the
biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and
partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is
BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO
Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe
to the BIO Newsletter.
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