Attendance hit 1,400 in 1993, the year BIO was formed, and more than 22,000 in 2007, with representatives from 68 countries.
Online PR News – 16-July-2011 – – The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry and attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry.
The event features keynotes and sessions from key policymakers, scientists, CEOs, and celebrities. Past speakers include President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Michael J. Fox, Sir Elton John, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, and General Colin Powell, Sean O'Reilly East Northport among many others. The Convention also features the BIO Business Forum (One-on-One Partnering), hundreds of sessions covering biotech trends, policy issues and technological innovations, and the world's largest biotechnology exhibition - the BIO Exhibition.
In 2007, 2008, and 2009 Tradeshow Week (TSW) named the BIO International Convention as one of the Fastest 50, a list of the fastest-growing trade shows. TSW editorial and research staff selected the Fastest 50 based on 50 percent total net square footage growth and 50 percent net growth between 2004 and 2008. In 2009, the BIO International Convention won the award for the fastest-growing Convention owned by a not-for-profit trade association.
In 2011, the Convention will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC from June 27 - 30, 2011.
BIO performs many services for members, but none of them are more visible than the BIO International Convention, the largest biotechnology event in the world. The BIO International Convention helps BIO fulfill its mission to help grow the global biotech industry. 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.
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