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Preparations begin for BIO 2011, top biotech congress in the world, to be held in Washington

Biocat is coordinating the participation of the delegation of Catalan companies and organizations from the biotechnology and biomedicine sector for the fifth consecutive year.

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09.09.2010

BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization) has already started preparations for next year’s edition of the top biotech convention in the world, which will be held in Washington (USA) from 27 to 30 June, 2011.

Like the last four years, Biocat will coordinate the participation of a delegation of Catalan companies and organizations from the biotechnology and biomedicine sector, in collaboration with ICEX, Genoma España and Asebio.

For Catalan companies and research bodies, BIO is the global showcase for the biotechnology industry, where they can prospect new markets and establish contacts with clients, partners or investors (some American companies that don’t normally come to European fairs do participate in the BIO congress). In addition to the exposition space –which housed more than 1,900 exhibitors and 60 pavilions in 2010- the congress also offers partnering sessions –which have been ranked highly by Catalan businesspeople who have participated in them- an agenda of conferences and events to encourage networking, like the welcome reception (27 June) and the gala reception (29 June).

A large group representing the BioRegion of Catalonia participated in the congress last year (46 companies and organizations), with a 1,000-square-meter area that made up over half of the Spanish pavilion. 95% of all Catalan participants said that they met the goals they had set before the congress and valued the contacts they made highly.

Call for sessions (1 to 22 September 2010)

BIO has opened the call for proposals to be included in the agenda of presentations and established 22 September as the deadline. Click here to see the 14 topics companies can choose from and the requirements for participation.

Companies interested can send proposals directly to BIO or through the Chicago offices of the ICEX to the attention of:  

Spanish Commercial Office in Chicago
Maria Marshall
Assistant Department Director – Promotion of Industrial Products and Technology
Tel.: 312 644 1154 (Ext. 130)
mmarshall@comercio.mityc.es

All the news on BIO Washington, on the Biocat website

Biocat will keep you updated on news regarding this congress on their website (registration dates, stand reservations, travel and hotel, grants, etc.). We recommend you sign up for our RSS service to receive the updates. In the meantime, Catalan companies or research bodies with questions can contact:

Biocat
Montse Daban (Head of External Affairs)
Tel. +34 93 310 33 69
mdaban@biocat.cat

BIO brings together some 20,000 professionals from the biotechnology sector in 70 countries.

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