Open call to participate in BIO Boston 2018
ICEX has launched the call to participate in the BIO International Convention, the most important partnering meeting of the international biotechnology sector, which this year will be held in the city of Boston from June 4 to 7. The Spanish pavilion will be common to all companies, including the Catalan ones, which must manage their presence through ICEX.
The call includes two different modalities of participation, with and without a stand, with advantages in the prices that represent a saving of between 150 and 250 euros per ticket compared to the official prices offered by the fair.
The participation model has changed this year and ICEX pavilion (stand number 543) will be common for all Spanish companies, regardless of the bioregion from which they come. Therefore, in this edition Catalan companies interested in participating in the fair, with or without a stand, must manage their presence directly through ICEX. Biocat will attend the fair and contribute to the diffusion of the Catalan presence in Boston, but will not coordinate the delegation or act as an interlocutor with ICEX.
Companies interested to participate in the convention can register until February 15. The application must be handled online through the ICEX platform.
As in the last editions, ICEX offers two types of participation and both include the Convention Access & Partnering ticket, the most complete of the fair, which allows access to the partnering system and arrange meetings in the Business Forum, as well as giving access to everything the program. So, as it happened in the last editions, there is no partnering inside the pavilion, but in the Business Forum area.
The modalities include the possibility of requesting 1 or 2 tickets of partnering per company.
This modality includes:
- General price: 3,255 euros (1 ticket) / 5,355 euros (2 tickets) + 10% VAT
- Special price for companies that attend for the first time: 2,620 euros (1 ticket) / 4,615 euros (2 tickets) + 10% VAT.
- Extraordinary price for companies that have gone more than 5 times: 3,780 euros (1 ticket) or 5,880 euros (2 tickets) 10% VAT.
This modality includes:
- General price: 2,100 euros (1 ticket) or 4,200 euros (2 tickets) + 10% VAT
- Special price for companies that attend for the first time: 1,995 euros (1 ticket) or 3,990 euros (2 tickets) + 10% VAT.
Call for applications must be managed online through ICEX platform. Note: to access the platform you must create a company username and password beforehand.
Call deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, February 15. Check also the ICEX call for BIO 2018.
The last edition of this fair -celebrated in San Diego with the participation of 30 Catalan companies and institutions- brought together more than 16,000 delegates from 74 countries and led to more than 41,000 partnering meetings. Thus, the BIO is a great opportunity to reach senior executives and decision-makers who attend the convention and to discover new industry players, forge collaborations and evaluate emerging technologies.