Boston is truly a great city to explore. From walking in Boston Common, America’s oldest city park dating back to 1634, to catching a baseball game at Fenway Park or grabbing some delicious lobster bisque around Boston Harbor, there are endless things to enjoy in Boston. Another major attraction to the city are the enormous amount of pharmaceutical and biotechnology conference events that are held throughout the city, including the upcoming BioProcess International 2019, which is also apart of the Biotech Week Boston series of conference events.
Biotech Week Boston is organized by KNect365 Life Sciences and will be held from September 9th - 12th at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC). Bringing together 15 leading events spanning across the drug development chain, this series of events is considered one of the largest gatherings in the biotechnology community. Biotech Week Boston is dedicated to accelerating the business of biotechnology through new breakthroughs in science, the latest technologies in the industry, and valuable partnerships. You’ll find thought-leaders and potential partners from discovery, financing, manufacturing, clinical trials, who can help drive you closer to successful outcomes. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to meet and do business with those who are shaping our industry's future, from researchers and investors to CEOs and founders. For a complete list of conference events during Biotech Week Boston please visit their webpage.
By attending this year’s BioProcess International conference, your team will be able to connect with 2000+ global scientists, engineers and executives working across the entire spectrum of biopharmaceutical development and production. This event is sponsored by the KNect365 group, also known as Informa Connect, a leading international events organizer. Qualified end-users with active therapeutics in their pipeline may be eligible to receive a complimentary 3-day exhibit hall pass. Online registration closes on September 4th, so be sure to register your team as soon as possible at www.BPIevent.com.
For such large scale events, it can quickly become overwhelming for a team of company attendees, particularly if limited in size. With so much potential ground to cover, making the most of your time and investment is key, so we’ve put a few tips together for planning out your time in Boston:
With over half a million square feet of contiguous exhibition space, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center is one of the largest exhibition centers in the United States. Near the convention center there is also a large cluster of hotels in the Back Bay area. To help you save on travel costs, the KNect365 team has prepared a map of hotels within close proximity to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. If you plan on attending the conference, book your hotel as soon as possible for the best rates.
BioProcess International 2019 is one of the largest bioprocessing events that brings cutting-edge biotech, informative speakers and sources potential partners needed to accelerate promising biologics towards commercial success. The event’s main mission is to provide the biopharmaceutical industry with the science, technologies and connections they need to develop safe, effective and cost-efficient drugs for patients. If you are a biotech startup or mid-size company looking for new business partners and investment opportunities, this is another great conference to attend this year.
There will be a multitude of features to access during the 3-day event, including:
BioProcess International is now part of Biotech Week Boston, and together they attract over 4,500 life science leaders, scientists, and innovators into the city. This particular conference is considered the largest exhibition devoted to biomanufacturing, with more than 225 case studies, 200 global exhibitors, and over 2,000 bioprocessing professionals looking for partnership opportunities.
There will be dozens of ways to interact and engage with companies at BioProcess International. In addition to visiting exhibit booths and catching meetings, you will be able to attend multiple interactive and informative functions throughout the conference. Besides the one-on-one meetings, you will have the opportunity to walk around the exhibition hall and network with hundreds of CROs, CMOs and suppliers in your industry. Another quick way to prepare for the exhibition hall is to explore the exhibitor list and interactive floorplan. Afterwards you can access a large amount of scientific case studies and new data presentations across 6 tracks covering essentially all of the areas in the biopharmaceutical process, from early development to late stage production. There will also be some great opportunities to network with colleagues from over 30 countries during the daily networking luncheons. Most people might initially think to pass on this part of the conference, but these rare occasions will give you a unique advantage to share your current challenges, discuss solutions and rapidly grow your network. In the evening, kick back and relax during the social networking function held at the “Lawn on D” in Boston, also known as the Biotech Week Boston Festival Party, which will be yet another networking opportunity that you’ll have with admission to the conference.
One of the best ways to identify the right companies to meet during Bioprocess International 2019 will actually happen before you arrive in Boston! After registering your team, you will gain access to the BPI Networking App, where you can view the full attendee list and pre-schedule meetings before the event. The Networking App goes live 1 month before the conference, so if you haven’t already started, now would be the best time to register, login and start creating networking opportunities today.
September 9th will kick-off the pre-conference schedule with multiple symposia to attend, including categories such as: Cell line development & engineering, Raw materials, Drug product/formulations & fill-finish, PAT & advanced process control, Next generation tools for manufacturing regenerative medicine, Single-use technologies for cell & gene therapies, and Data science tools for accelerated product life cycle. Each of these categories will have multiple sessions, starting around 9 am until 5 pm, including a networking luncheon at around noon. For details on the pre-conference symposia schedule please visit here. Your team shouldn’t pass up the pre-conference activities, if possible, because there will be many networking opportunities as well as to expand your knowledge in many biotech areas.
September 10th and 11th will be the main portion of the conference, with endless opportunities to network with people and gain knowledge in all areas of the bioprocessing world. Be sure to check out the BPI website for updates to the conference agenda, or alternatively, you can download the agenda PDF here.
This point is really worth mentioning, and since exploring the BCEC facility can be such a huge formidable task, please make sure to wear your most comfortable footwear and attire in order to stay cool during the show and less achy afterwards! You’ll want to be at peak endurance during the event, so be sure to drink plenty of water, and don’t miss out on any important exhibits, sessions, and most of all, meetings!
Want to learn how your teams can maximize their conference ROI and identify new opportunities based on actionable sales signals, rather than hours of monotonous prospecting through databases? Let’s meet at BioProcess International! RSVP through our BPI2019 page by clicking here!