Bio International Convention  
The Global Event for Biotechnology  
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May 6-9, 2007 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA USA

In this issue:

Program Highlights

BIO Business Forum

What's Happening in the Exhibition?

Logistics: Travel/Housing/ Shuttle

In the Next Issue


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Program Highlights

Breakout Session Descriptions are now available!

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Start planning today for the Global Event for Biotechnology — choose from 200 breakout sessions organized across four paths in 21 tracks including business development, global health, drug discovery and development, intellectual property/legal and more. Click here for a snapshot of the 21 tracks organized by day.

For complete program information, please visit

Thought-Leader Breakfast Sessions
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings

  • How Much Does Washington Value Biotech Innovations?
  • Market Transitions: Forging Ahead in Asia
  • From Fuel to Food: The Global Benefits of Biotechnology

Super Session: Ministerial Seminar Announced
Tuesday, May 8, 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

The 2007 Ministerial Seminar will deliver firsthand information about government support for biotechnology innovation in key strategic regions representing emerging and established markets.

Federal-level ministers of science & technology, trade and economics will focus on the advancement of stable innovation systems through predictable funding, intellectual property and data protection frameworks, and regulation and the climate for biotechnology commercialization in health care, food & agriculture, and industrial & environmental biotech. Stable innovation systems are the key to the development of new technologies to enhance the quality of life and the environment worldwide.

Confirmed speakers include Dep. Honorable Derek Hanekom, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology (South Africa); The Honorable Dr. Yongyuth Yuthavong, Minister of Science (Thailand); The Honorable Steve Mallard, Minister of Economic Development (New Zealand); and The Honorable Miguel Campos, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (Argentina).

NEW! CEO ForumNEW! CEO Forum
Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8

The CEO Forum sessions will address timely topics such as reimbursements, the regulatory environment, global access and health innovations. The forum format will provide vital way for  CEOs to exchange insights and solutions to consider in running biotechnology core companies.
Exclusively for R&D CEOs, the CEO Forum is free and invitation-only to those R&D CEOs attending as Unlimited Full Conference registrants. Registration is limited to 300 participants. Register early for the 2007 BIO International Convention to be considered for this event.

BIO Business Forum

BIO Business Forum – Partnering for GrowthBIO Business Forum
Partnering really pays off. Consider using the BIO Business Forum to connect your innovations with the right partners.

Attend the 2007 BIO Business Forum
The 2006 BIO Business Forum broke all records, with more than 11,000 meetings, nearly 1,500 companies involved and more than 4,200 participants. Registration for BIO Business Forum is $500 for member companies and $750 for nonmember companies. Once one person (in a company) has paid the fee, any number of company representatives can participate in the partnering system. See the registration options.

Now Available! Submit to Present Partnering Presentations
Close to 275 biotech and pharmaceutical companies from around the world will be selected to make formal, 15-minute partnering presentations to audiences of senior executives and business development professionals from biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Presentations are grouped in five tracks spanning three days of the conference.

For more information about presentations and the BIO Business Forum, visit

What’s Happening in the Exhibition?

The exhibition has been diversified to bring you more than 1,700 exhibitors, 60+ Pavilions, Product Focus Zones and our new Emerging Companies Area to find the latest innovations and newest companies in biotechnology.

The exhibition floor is almost sold out. It will be a jam-packed event. Check out the interactive floor plan or view a list of exhibitors and Pavilions.

New Product Focus ZonesNEW Product Focus Zones
Come and take part in one of the seven Product Focus Zones that represent the newest products, processes and ideas within the biotechnology industry. By taking part in these zones you can increase your exposure and attract qualified attendees interested in your company’s market. Choose which one works best for you!

  • NEW Clinical Trials
  • NEW Devices and Diagnostics
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Industrial and Environmental
  • NEW Process
  • Products and Services
  • NEW Therapeutics

More information on the NEW Product Focus Zones

Emerging Companies Area Emerging Companies Area
(Monday – Tuesday, May 7 – 8)
Hall C, BCEC
At the 2007 BIO International Convention, the Emerging Companies Area of the Exhibition will be a special forum that will allow 100 newly formed biotechnology companies to showcase their technologies and their ambitions. These emerging companies (formed in the last three years) have the potential to become the next giants in biotechnology . . . don’t miss your opportunity to be the first to see them!

Logistics – Travel/Housing/Shuttle

Important News for International Visitors: All international visitors who require visas to enter the United States should begin the visa process by contacting the nearest U.S. embassy or consulates as soon as their plans are firm.

We have automated the visa letter request process for you. International attendees need to start the visa process immediately.

Group Housing Reservations (10 rooms or more) close Thursday, March 1, so make your reservations today!  The discounted-rate hotel block is filling up quickly, and 12 of the 32 hotels are already sold out!
Make your hotel reservations today.

In the Next Issue

Coming next month . . . we will be announcing the BIO keynote presentations. Anyone who registers in the month of February will be entered to win a $75 gift certificate to the new BIO Store! (Winner will be chosen from all registrants completed by Feb. 28, 2007.)

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BIO Exhibitor List
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New Boston Interactive Map
List of 2007 BIO International Hotels
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