|[June 23, 2014]
2014 BIO International Convention Kicks Off in San Diego
SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--
BIO International Convention, the world's largest biotechnology
event, kicks off today in the San Diego Convention Center and goes
through Thursday, June 26. Hosted by the Biotechnology
Industry Organization, this year's event is expected to attract more
than 3,000 biotechnology companies and more than 15,000 attendees from
48 states and 65 countries.
Convention Highlights Include:
Keynote Luncheon: Sir
Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group, Tuesday, June 24
note: this Keynote session is open to attendees who have
registered as Convention Access or higher as well as credentialed
members of the print media only. No broadcast cameras allowed.
Keynote Luncheon: Hillary
Rodham Clinton, Former Secretary of State, Wednesday, June
Media Coverage:�The event is open to the
press.�All members of the media who attend the event must check in -
and be provided credentials at Media Registration.�Names and IDs will
be checked. Seating for print media is limited. Once designated
seating is full, media will be directed to an overflow room.
entrance:�Media may enter at the D/E entrances.
Truck Pre-Set:�8:00 AM PDT
Live truck parking:�Satellite
trucks may park/stage in front of the East Loading Dock (D/E),
IMPORTANT NOTE:�All live
trucks must RSVP and request space to gain access. Space is limited
and early RSVPs are encouraged.
RSVP by 5:00 PM PDT, Tuesday,
June 24 to Abigail Hirsch,�firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Broadcast Pre-Set: 9:30 AM PDT *Note
the change in broadcast pre-set time
for cameras is limited.�Those planning on covering Secretary Clinton's
remarks must RSVP to gain access. RSVP by 5:00 PM PDT, Tuesday, June
24 to Abigail Hirsch,�firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photography Pre-Set:�11:00 AM PDT
NOTE:�Those bringing still cameras will be escorted to set
location. All photographs will be captured within the first five
minutes of the Keynote. RSVP by 5:00 PM PDT, Tuesday, June 24 to
Partnering at the 2014 BIO International Convention,
Tuesday, June 24 - Thursday, June 26
program is the most efficient and economical way to find a business
partner at the largest venue for private company-to-company meetings
("partnering") in the world. According to the 2013 Campbell Alliance's
Deal Makers' Intentions report, partnering events such as BIO 2014
drive the majority of successful deals in the biopharma industry. This
year, we're expecting more than 28,000 One-on-One Partnering meetings
between more than 5,000 participating companies.
Ever Digital Health Forum, Tuesday, June 24 - Wednesday,
BIO, in partnership with the Wireless-Life
Sciences Alliance, is excited to introduce the first ever Digital
Health Forum and Zone at the 2014 BIO International Convention. The
Digital Health Forum will explore the intersection of digital health,
biotech and pharma. Idustry thought leaders, stakeholders and
innovators, along with forum Co-Chairs Wainwright Fishburn, Board
Member, WLSA and Partner, Cooley LLP; Andrew Thompson, Co-Founder and
CEO of Proteus Digital Health; and WellDoc (News - Alert), will highlight digital
health's role in drug development, clinical trials, medication
compliance, mobile prescription therapies, new business models, big
data and much more. Forum presenters include visionaries from Dexcom,
GE Capital Equity, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &
Johnson, Kaiser-Permanente, Proteus (News - Alert) Digital Health, MD Revolution,
Sanofi, Scripps, WellDoc and others.
Super Session: A
New Paradigm in Oncology Treatment, Tuesday, June 24
will discuss the dramatic scientific innovation taking place and a
vision for new paradigms in oncology through continued scientific
investigation, use of new technologies and innovative collaborations.
Super Session: EY
2014 Biotechnology Industry Report, Wednesday, June 25
& Young's 2014 biotechnology industry report explores approaches that
allow companies to "unlock value" by conducting R&D in ways that are
both more capital-efficient and better aligned with the need to
demonstrate value. The report highlights three such approaches:
precision medicine, adaptive trials and pre-commercial collaborations.
Super Session: AMP-lifying
Innovation: NIH, Patient Organizations & Leading Biopharma Firms
Mobilize to Tackle Tough Diseases, Wednesday,
The Accelerating Medicines Partnerships (AMP) is a
new venture among the NIH, several non-profit organizations and 10
biopharmaceutical companies focused on transforming the current model
for developing new treatments. The Session will highlight the goals
and implementation plans for the new AMP program as well as explore
the evolution of large-scale public private partnerships in an
evolving innovation ecosystem.
Super Session: The
Next Big Deal: The Global Dealmaker Perspective, Thursday,
Campbell Alliance and BIO will present updated
findings from two unique forward-looking measures of deal-making in
the industry - the Campbell Alliance Dealmakers' Intentions Study and
the BIO One-on-One Partnering Forecast. Panelists will explore the
impact of these market forces on pharmaceutical and biotech companies
as they positions themselves to make the next big deal.
Super Session: Scientific
American WorldView Super Session - Biotech: We are the World,
Thursday, June 26
Moderated by David Brancaccio, host of
Marketplace Morning Report, this event will explore key themes form
Scientific American's annual biotechnology edition, featuring the
WorldView Scorecard and fresh perspectives on international life
Follow the 2014 Convention @BIOConvention,
and join the conversation @IAmBIOtech.
Media registration is open from 7:00am - 6:30pm at the San Diego
Convention Center. The Convention program features more than 160
sessions in 8 breakout sessions and 9 specialty forums. The majority of
attendees, 70 percent, are c-level executives. They split evenly from
large companies of 500 or more employees and small companies of 50
employees or less.
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 major trends affecting the industry. The Convention will
highlight the latest trends and the newest opportunities for executives,
investors, scientists, policy leaders, and media from around the world.
Speakers at the sessions will share breakthroughs in medicine,
diagnostics, the environment, energy production, business operations,
financing, partnerships, policy issues and food and agriculture. Visit http://convention.bio.org/program/
for the most up-to-date program and speaker information.
The Convention also features the BIO Business Forum, which has grown
over the past thirteen years to become the industry's largest partnering
event. This year's Convention is set to break all previous partnering
records, with over 28,000 meetings expected to take place. Powered by
BIO's One-on-One Partnering™ System, the BIO Business Forum™ fosters the
opportunity for companies to initiate business contacts in a friendly
environment and schedule private meetings prior to the Convention.
Upcoming BIO Events
Latin America Conference
September 9-11, 2014
September 16-18, 2014
Sioux Falls, SD
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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