Over 15,626 attended the 2011 BIO International Conference surpassing last year's conference held in Chicago. Visitors from 48 states and 65 countries patronized the event.
As of June 28th, 2011 the BIO Business Forum fostered 21,183 meetings compared to 17,143 in Chicago.
2,410 companies featuring 157 presentations occurred at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The BIO Business Forum was a chance for biotech firms to have face to face meetings with interested investors, businesses and other organizations to form partnership agreements.
“The 2011 BIO International Convention was an enormous success, bringing together leaders from industry, government and academia who are working to solve some of the sector’s biggest challenges,” said President and CEO of BIO Jim Greenwood. “Bringing the global biotech industry to Washington, D.C. gave us the critical opportunity to showcase to key policymakers our industry’s promise to offer real solutions to the most pressing global challenges such as curing disease, reducing health care costs, combating hunger, discovering alternative forms of energy and creating high-wage jobs. We continue to advocate for a policy and regulatory environment that will support innovation and inspire industry growth.”