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Barcelona takes baton from Stockholm as host of BIO-Europe Spring 2017

The fair was held in the Catalan capital in 2013, with more than 2,000 delegates from 1,219 companies and organizations


Barcelona will once again host BIO-Europe Spring in 2017, from 20 to 22 March. The spring edition of the top European partnering congress for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry is returning to the city for the third time, after the resounding success of the fairs held in Barcelona in 2010 and 2013.

Biocat, the organization that coordinates and dynamizes the BioRegion of Catalonia, has taken the baton from Stockholm, where this year’s edition was held, in a symbolic ceremony at the closing of BIO-Europe Spring 2016. "We’re very happy to announce that BIO-Europe Spring 2017 will take place in Barcelona, the headquarters of the strong BioRegion of Catalonia," said EBD Group Managing Director Anna Chrisman. "It will be the eleventh edition and the third time Barcelona has hosted the event. We will present more than 2,500 dealmakers from the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology and finance sectors focused on the one-to-one partnering opportunities that drive the drug-development industry.”

BIO-Europe Spring 2016 brought together a total of 2,373 delegates from 1,377 companies in the Swedish capital from 4 to 6 April. A good example of the business this fair generates for the sector are the 3,000 licensing opportunities and 12,400 partnering meetings held at this latest edition. Biocat’s booth at BIO-Europe Stockholm was the meeting point for the Catalan delegation, made up of 24 companies and organizations, and the site of the ceremony to pass the baton to Barcelona as the host city for the upcoming edition.

BIO-Europe Spring is organized by EBD Group, a company specializing in partnering among key stakeholders in the life sciences sector all over the world. The congress is an excellent opportunity to further strengthen the strategic positioning of Catalonia and Barcelona as a leading center of international business in the health and life sciences, to attract foreign investment and take advantage of the benefits afforded to the host and local companies both before and during the congress.

The latest edition held in Barcelona, in 2013, hosted more than 2,000 delegates from 1,219 companies and organizations, 58 of which were Catalan. The fair had an estimated economic impact on the city of €2.2 millions. 


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Presentacio BES17

Durant la cloenda de BIO-Europe Spring 2016, l'estand de Biocat a la fira ha acollit una cerimònia simbòlica on ha anunciat que BIO-Europe Spring 2017 se celebrarà a Barcelona.