BIO International Convention 2017, San Diego Convention Centre

19 - 22 June 2017


Invest Northern Ireland is offering companies the opportunity to attend the 2017 BIO International Convention, the largest global event for the biotechnology industry.

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Closing date for applications is Friday 24 February 2017.

About BIO International Convention

The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry. It attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry.

The BIO International Convention will offer Northern Ireland companies opportunities to network and partner with global players, and will provide insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry.


The world’s largest biotechnology gathering, the BIO Exhibition allows exhibitors to reach high-level executives and influential decision makers who come to BIO to discover new players in the industry, form partnerships and evaluate emerging technologies.

  • 2m x 2m workstation stand and access to on-stand partnering at a total cost of £1,954 + VAT (inc graphics, furniture, 1000w socket, lighting, flooring)
  • Capability option and access to on-stand partnering at a total cost of £800 + VAT (graphic panel only)
  • Visit & On-stand partnering at a total cost of £400 + VAT

If you have any queries or wish to discuss the stand in more detail, please contact please contact Catrina McNeil, email or Cathy Larkin, email

Benefits of Participation

  • Exhibit at the largest biotechnology gathering in 2017
  • Meet key buyers and decision makers from the industry
  • Increase the exposure of your company within the industry
  • Attend and invite contacts to a group networking reception
  • Learn about the latest industry innovations and developments
  • Invest NI will work closely with the Department for International Trade to highlight a series of initiatives around the event
  • Up to 50% contribution towards economy airfare, capped at £450 and up to £75 per room, per person, per night up to a maximum of 5 nights *

* Contribution towards airfares and accommodation is for one participant per company only

Please Note - De Minimis Statement

Companies who have exceeded their De Minimis aid limit will be unable to claim assistance towards travel, accommodation and in-market support for this mission. The maximum De Minimis aid any single recipient can receive is €200,000 (cash grant equivalent) over a 3 year fiscal period.

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