MRO Magazine

BIO Opens Registration for the 13th Annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego

By Business Wire News   


The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) opened registration today for the 2016 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The conference will be held April 17-20, 2016 in San Diego, California.

“BIO is pleased to hold the world’s largest conference on industrial biotechnology again in one of the significant west coast hubs of the biotechnology industry, San Diego,” stated Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Industrial and Environmental at BIO. “Programming will explore biotechnology’s impact on the entire value chain for advanced biofuels, biobased products, renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, algae and biobased consumer products. Attendees will get a first-hand look into how biotechnology is bringing about transformative solutions to societal problems and building a robust, sustainable bioeconomy. And business leaders will have a chance to use BIO’s new up graded business partnering system.”

BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology brings together from across the globe business leaders, investors, academics and policymakers in the biofuels, biobased products, renewable chemicals, materials science, synthetic biology, food ingredients and biomass sectors. Industrial and environmental biotechnology is at the forefront of the biobased economy, generating good-paying jobs and making cleaner products and manufacturing processes.

BIO hosted around 1,200 attendees from 50 countries and 37 U.S. states at its 2015 World Congress in Montréal. Attendees in 2015 represented 725 companies and 40 percent were C-Suite and VP-level. The event hosted 1,400 partnering meetings over its three-day span.

All programs at the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology are open to attendance by members of the media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters working full time for print, broadcast or web publications with valid press credentials. For more information and to register, please visit

For more information on the conference, please visit For assistance, please contact

About BIO

BIO is the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO’s blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.


Upcoming BIO Events


BIO International Convention

BIO CEO & Investor Conference

June 6-9, 2016 February 8-9, 2016
San Francisco, Calif. New York, New York

13th Annual BIO Asia International Conference

BIO-Europe Spring

March 15-16, 2016 April 4-6, 2016
Tokyo, Japan Stockholm, Sweden

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

April 17-20, 2016
San Diego, CA

Biotechnology Innovation Organization
Caitlin G. Kennedy, 202-312-9288
Twitter: @IAmBiotech,


Stories continue below

Print this page