BIO International Convention

The annual BIO International Convention is the most important event in the calendar for Queensland’s life sciences industry.

The BIO International Convention is the world’s largest gathering of global biotech and pharma businesses, researchers, government representatives and related organisations.

Since 1999, the Queensland Government has been supporting a Queensland mission to BIO. Last year a delegation of more than 120 businesses, researchers and government leaders attended the BIO International Convention in Philadelphia, as part Queensland mission.  

In 2020, we are working closely with Life Sciences Queensland and Trade and Investment Queensland to support and plan the Queensland Government's mission to BIO being held 09 - 11 June in San Diego, California. 

The Team Queensland program kicks off on Sunday 07 June 2020. If you’re intending on travelling to BIO 2020 in San Diego, please register with Team Queensland so we can keep you up-to-date with relevant communications and invitations.

California leads the world in life sciences innovation through its 3,400+ life sciences companies and science revenues of $178 billion, offering unparalleled opportunities for innovative partnerships, collaboration and investment.

Some benefits of attending the BIO 2020 International Convention, include:

  • unparalleled access to biotech and pharma leaders with the BIO One-on-One Partnering
  • access to more than 1,500 education sessions from industry thought-leaders
  • networking with 16,000+ attendees from 76 countries.

Please visit BIO International Convention for more information.

BIO Australian Pavilion - Queensland exhibit

Queensland’s unique biodiversity offering creates a highly attractive and successful knowledge hub for global research and business collaborations in health, agriculture, the environment and industrial biotechnology.

Our globally competitive life sciences industry attracts the brightest research minds and entrepreneurs, a diverse group of professionals with exceptional talent who are backed by strong government investment and support.

In 2020, the Queensland pavilion will showcase Team Queensland’s unique capabilities and the Biotechnology ecosystem in Queensland. 

Advance Queensland

Through our $755 million Advance Queensland initiative, we bolster the state’s industrial capability by translating research into commercial outcomes. Advance Queensland empowers our best researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators to solve global challenges, helping to translate ideas into commercial success and find new solutions to improve everyday lives.

Advance Queensland at BIO in 2019 opened the door to new partnerships between industry and researchers, while creating strategic alliances with some of the world’s biggest industry players.

2019 Queensland VIP Welcome Reception

Queensland BIO Exhibit 2019



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