A global event for
The 2010 BIO
International Convention is a global event addressing the
business of biotech. This year the event is scheduled to be held on May
3–6, 2010, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, US.
The theme of this year’s convention is to fulfill
the promise to heal, fuel and feed the world by developing the life
sciences in vital areas. The convention will not only give insights on
the next great medical breakthrough, but also reflects what companies
are doing to develop cleaner fuels and to advance agricultural
The 2010 BIO International Convention delivers partnering, networking
and learning opportunities—from the BIO Business Forum to the
BIO Exhibition to Keynote Luncheons and more than 125 Breakout Sessions
in 17 tracks.
The BIO Business Forum of the convention delivers access to over 4,000
top business development and licensing professionals, representing
1,800 companies from over 35 countries.
BIO Business Forum attendees have the opportunity to schedule up to 80
30-minute face-to-face meetings during the three-day
convention. Attendees will gain insights into more than 100
emerging companies in a number of important categories such as cancer;
drug discovery; gene/cell therapy; infectious diseases;
pharmaceuticals; food and agriculture; industrial and environmental
The BIO Business Forum is the strategic gathering place for
biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, academic research
institutions and investors from around the world to learn about each
The 2010 BIO International Convention education program features more
than 125 Breakout Sessions across 17 tracks, including business
development, healthcare, industrial, environmental, and food and
Keynote Luncheons will give the delegates an opportunity to hear what
is on the minds of experienced and influential global thought-leaders.
The keynote features former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W Bush.
BIO President and CEO, Jim Greenwood, will moderate the discussion.
Al Gore, former US Vice President, and world renowned climate change
thought-leader, will also deliver keynote. He will share his vision and
passion for making the world a better place to live.
The BIO International Convention features formal and informal
networking, and special events that offer business development and
Designed to connect participants with the industry’s top
innovators, the BIO Exhibition provides the platform to learn about
exciting opportunities that will help heal, fuel and feed the world.
The exhibition will have over 60 domestic and international pavilions;
more than 1,900 exhibitors; six product focus zones; interactive
theaters; emerging technologies, valuable industry connections and
more. New product focus zones in BIO 2010 include contract services
zone, discovery zone and BIOPark (a mimic of a true biotech park).
To learn more about 2010 BIO International Convention, visit: www.convention.bio.org