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2007 BIO International Convention

General registration is now available for the 2007 BIO International Convention, sponsored by the Biotechnology Industry Organization. The global event for biotechnology will take place May 6-9, 2007 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, with more than 19, 000 industry leaders from 1, 700 companies as well as public officials representing 60 countries expected to attend. Furthermore, the BIO Business Forum, held May 7-9, 2006 is expected to host in excess of 10, 000 partnering meetings during the event.

The theme, "New Ideas. Bold Ventures. Global Benefits, " will feature a program packed with sessions and speakers focusing on the global aspects of biotechnology, including business development, global health, clinical research/clinical trials, policy, bioethics, devices and diagnostics, biopreparedness, intellectual property/legal, food and agriculture, and industrial and environmental issues. International seminars will spotlight national-level developments from more than 30 countries and regions worldwide.

A 250, 700 square foot exhibit hall will showcase a record number of state, regional and international pavilions, and the BIO Business Forum partnering sessions promise to be the most successful to date. Networking opportunities will abound at evening and special events.

BIO represents more than 1, 100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and 31 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.



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