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Venue

Moscone Center, 747 Howard Street ,
5th Floor,
San Francisco, California,
Tel: (415) 974-4000
Website

2016 BIO International Convention

Attendees

15,000

Exhibitors

2,500

Overview

The BIO International Convention returns to the birthplace of biotech, San Francisco, California for 2016. The Bay Area region continues to grow and advance biomedical innovation while continuing to offer programs and services to support new medical advances. Join the global biotech community in San Francisco and see how the everyday becomes extraordinary at BIO 2016.

The convention attracts over 15,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together 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. 

BIO's top-notch education program covers the biotechnology and pharma industry's most relevant and timely topics - providing the know-how you need to advance your business. In each session, top thought leaders offer insights on issues essential to the industry and provide a wealth of information of strategic relevance to your business.

   About Our Attendees:

  • One-third of BIO attendees come from outside the U.S. 
  • 2,500+ CEO's from leading biotech companies
  • More than 70% of attendees are either Managers, Directors, C-Level or Executive Management.
  • All company sizes: 33% of attendees are from companies with more than 500 employees and 40% are from companies with fewer than 50 employees.

Agenda +

AGENDA

Jun 04   

7:30 am – 7:00 pm

7:30 am – 7:00 pm

Jun 05   
Jun 06   

7:30 am – 4:00 pm

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

 The International BioGENEius Challenges Judging
South Upper Lobby- (open to all attendees)

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Education Sessions 
Featured Tracks: Brain Health, Business Development & Finance, Mitochondrial Disease, and Value Patient Access & Commercialization 

 

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Business Forum BIO One-on-One™ Partnering Meetings 
South Halls A-C and West Second Level Hall

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

BIO Business Forum Company Presentations 
West Second Level Lobby

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome Reception
Exploratorium at Pier 15

Jun 07   

7:00 am – 5:30 pm

BIO Business Forum One-on-One™ Partnering Meetings 
South Halls A-C and West Second Level Hall

7:15 am – 8:45 am

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Education Sessions
Featured Tracks: Biofuels & Renewable Chemicals, Business Development & Finance, Delivery: The Next Frontier of Biotherapeutics, Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets, Food & Agricultural, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Intellectual Property, Orphan & Rare Diseases, Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics, Translational Research, Value, Patient Access & Commercialization

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Tuesday Keynote - speaker(s) to be announced soon! 
(Open to Convention Access and Partnering Attendees only) 

10:30 am – 4:30 pm

BIO Business Forum Company Presentations 
West Second Level Lobby

10:30 am – 5:30 pm

10:30 am – 6:30 pm

BIO Exhibition Open
BIO Exhibition

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

 The GENE Pool competition – The “Nature and Nurture”
South 105 - (open to all attendees)

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

 

OPEN NIGHT: After 6:30 we encourage you to schedule networking dinners and party-hop around San Francisco!

 

Jun 08   

7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Business Forum BIO One-on-One™ Partnering Meetings
South Halls A-C and West Second Level Hall

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Education Sessions
Featured Tracks: Business Development & Finance, Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines, Intellectual Property, Next Generation Biotherapeutics, Orphan & Rare Diseases, Personalized Medicine & Diagnostics, Regulatory Science, Value, Patient Access & Commercialization

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Export Counseling Meetings at BIO 2016
North Exhibit Hall, International Lounge
**Separate registration required

9:00 am – 10:30 am

Wednesday Keynote - speaker(s) to be announced soon
Open to Convention Access and Partnering Attendees Only

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

International BioGENEius Challenges Posters
South Upper Lobby - (open to all attendees)

10:30 am – 5:30 pm

10:30 am – 5:30 pm

BIO Business Forum Company Presentations 
West Second Level Lobby

10:45 am –12:15 pm

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wednesday Evening Reception - Summer of Love at City Hall
(Open to Convention Access and Partnering Attendees Only) 

 
Jun 09   

7:00 am – 4:30 pm

Business Forum BIO One-on-One™ Partnering Meetings 
South Halls A-C and West Second Level Hall

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Education Sessions
Featured Tracks: Business Development & Finance, Clinical Trials, Emerging Opportunities in Global Markets, Next Generation Biotherapeutics, OncologyPersonalized Medicine & Diagnostics, Regulatory Science

10:30 am – 3:00 pm

BIO Business Forum Company Presentations
West Second Level Lobby 

10:30 am – 4:30 pm

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

BIO Career Fair 
Esplanade Ballroom, South Building

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

 International Reception 
Sponsored by Amgen 

South Upper Lobby - open to all attendees

Keynote Speakers +

David Martin

David Martin, Jr., MD is chairman and CEO of AvidBiotics. Raised in Florida, he attended MIT and received his MD and residency training at Duke. He was a Research Associate at NIH with Gordon Tomkins and moved to UCSF with Tomkins in 1969. At UCSF he became Professor of Medicine and of Biochemistry, while chief of Medical Genetics and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In 1982 he joined Genentech as Senior VP of Research and Development, departing Genentech in 1990 to become Executive VP of R&D at the newly formed DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Co. In 1994 he moved back to San Francisco to become president of Chiron Therapeutics until he became CEO of Lynx. He co-founded Eos Biotechnology in 1997 and AvidBiotics in 2005. He was a Director of Cubist from 1997-2009, Chairman of BayBio in 2007-8 and director of Varian Associates, Inc. and Varian Medical Systems, Palo Alto, from 1994 to 2012.

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