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Registration opens for World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

February 8, 2017
By Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Feb. 8, 2017 - The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has announced registration and housing are now open for the 2017 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The conference will be held July 23-26, 2017 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada.

“Now in its 14th year, BIO continues to bring new and exciting features to its annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology,” stated Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, Industrial and Environmental at BIO. “Two new tracks-Flavors, Fragrances and Food Ingredients and Agricultural Crop Technologies and Biomass Supply-have been added to this year’s programming to represent the extended value chain of industrial biotechnology. Additionally, BIO brought The World Congress back to Montréal so attendees from all over the world can gather and meet in one international location to make those important industry connections.”

BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology conference that brings together from across the globe business leaders, investors, academics and policymakers in the biofuels, biobased products, renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, food ingredients and biomass sectors. Industrial and environmental biotechnology is at the forefront of the biobased economy, generating good-paying jobs and making cleaner products and processes.

In 2016, the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology drew around 907 industry leaders from 529 companies, 32 countries and 31 states, as well as the District of Columbia and hosted a record 1,961 partnering meetings.

All programs at the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology are open to attendance by members of the media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters working full time for print, broadcast or web publications with valid press credentials. For more information and to register, please visit

For more information on the conference please visit For assistance, please contact

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