Coming on the heels of BIO-Europe Spring 2008 in Madrid where delegates engaged in an incredible 5800 one-to-one meetings, EBD Group today announced that the third annual BIO-Europe Spring 2009 partnering conference will be returning to Milan, Italy, the site of its highly successful inaugural event. BIO-Europe Spring 2009 will open its doors at the Milano Convention Center (MIC), 16-18 March 2009.
BIO-Europe Spring in only its second year has become the second largest dedicated partnering event in the biotechnology industry. Biotechnology companies from around the world participate in BIO-Europe Spring to identify and meet with companies across the life science value-chain, from large biotech and pharmaceutical companies to financiers and innovative start-ups.
Commenting on the return of BIO-Europe Spring to Milan, Professor Rossi Bernardi, Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Human Capital, The City of Milan, stated: “The City of Milan, which has been recently chosen by BIE as host of the world exhibition EXPO 2015, is looking forward to host the 2009 edition of BIO-Europe Spring.”
“We are excited that BIO-Europe Spring is returning to Italy. The conference is a unique opportunity for leaders of the global biotech and pharma community to meet in a setting conducive to doing business,” said Edoardo Richter, Director International Division, Angelini Group. “As an Italian pharmaceutical company, the BIO-Europe Spring event helps to shine more light on the rapid progress of our industry, the exceptional quality of our scientific programs and the great potential for partnering with Italian firms.”
“We look forward to bringing BIO-Europe Spring back to the city of Milan and another highly productive and dynamic conference,” said Carola Schropp, President of EBD Group. “Partnering has become the life blood of our industry. This is a phenomenon readily apparent to anyone attending the currently in-session BIO-Europe Spring 2008 in Madrid, where 1400 delegates from 838 companies are engaging in over 5800 partnering meetings.”