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2016 BIO International Convention: Global Event for Biotechnology in San Francisco 

June 23, 2016

Advantage Austria’s Country Pavilion hosted 17 Austrian biotech companies

For the 24th time the world's biggest event for biotechnology, the BIO International Convention, was held this year from June 6th to June 9th in San Francisco, which is also called the “birthplace of biotech”.  This year’s convention hosted 35,700 partnering meetings, a new record for the event. Organized by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the event drew 15,937  ndustry leaders from 76 countries and 48 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Advantage Austria participated in the trade show with a country pavilion. Serving as home base and meeting point during the entire convention, the Austrian pavilion housed some 17 Austrian biotech companies, as well as representatives of the Austrian Life science clusters LISA (Life Science Austria).

Next year, the BIO International Convention will be held from June 19th – 22nd, 2017 in San Diego, California. Austrian companies interested in participating in the Austrian Pavilion can request further information by contacting newyork@wko.at .

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