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Registration of Interest: Midlands Engine Market Visit to BIO 2019 Philadelphia & Maryland


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Register your interest in joining our visit to the largest Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical convention and partnering event in the world.

Midlands Engine is taking a trade delegation to BIO International Convention and Exhibition, the largest international Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical convention and partnering event. The delegation will then transfer to the State of Maryland for an additional day of pre-arranged meetings with businesses, researchers and universities who have expressed an interest in meeting with like-minded companies.

BIO 2019:

The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), which represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centres and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.

The key benefits of attending the 2019 BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry thought-leaders with over 500 education sessions at your fingertips, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 16,000+ attendees from 67 countries. See here for more information on BIO 2019.

Why join the Midlands Engine delegation?

The Midlands plays a major part in the UK Bioscience sector and is a priority for the Midlands Engine. As part of the delegation you will have the support of a DIT Midlands International Trade Adviser prior to and during the event.

You will also be able to spend time on the British Pavilion and have use of the Midlands Engine exhibition stand as a meeting place, as well access to a communal meeting space and refreshments.

Benefits of being part of the Midlands Engine delegation include:

  An exclusive insight into the largest BIO conference and partnering event in the world
  A Welcome meeting Monday 3 June
  Invite to the UK exhibitors networking reception
  Invite to Maryland Pavilion Evening Reception
  Breakfast networking session with selected US companies
  One day programme of 1-2-1 meetings and visit to BIO hub in Maryland
  Opportunity to reach a global audience in 13 minutes
  Attend conference and education session
  Feature in the Mission Brochure, to be distributed to international buyers and DIT’s overseas network
  Information on the challenges of doing business in USA and how to overcome them
  Targeted webinar identifying opportunities for your organisation
  Opportunity to feature in the UK Asset List
  Networking with buyers, key stakeholders and exhibitors to establish new contacts
  Invaluable help from International Trade Advisers at DIT Midlands
  A wide range of promotional opportunities organised by Midlands Engine and the wider network

Cost, Eligibility and Grants:

A commitment fee of just £250 + VAT is applicable for each organisation, with all delegates responsible for booking their own flights and accommodation.

Midlands Engine funding of £500 is available to eligible companies.

Register your interest:

Register your interest in this trade visit, free and without obligation. Please note: the closing date for all mission applications is 18 April 2019, so sign up soon to avoid disappointment.

For any other enquiries contact the Department for International Trade East Midlands at events@tradeEM.co.uk or call 0345 052 4001.


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