Flanders @ BIO International Convention 2018 and Flanders Investment & Trade are joining forces to facilitate the participation of Flemish companies to the BIO International Convention; the largest global event for the biotech industry - taking place from 4-7 June 2018 in Boston, US. 

Who attends the BIO Convention?

  • Leading biotech companies, top 25 pharma companies, top 20 CROsand CMOs, more than 300 academic institutionsgovernment agencies and the leading consultants and service companies.
  • One-third of BIO attendees come from outside the U.S: 74 countries are represented. 

In 2017, BIO hosted 16 123 industry leaders. Other facts & figures on the 2017 edition.


Why join & FIT?

  • Reduction of up to 600 USD* per participant on the registration rate (see item cost for further details).
  • Your logo on the Belgian pavilion and your company profile in the exhibitor catalogue. 
  • We ensure permanent presence on the Belgian pavilion, so that you don't miss any interesting contacts.
  • Free Exhibitor Booth Partnering (= your B2B Meetings on the Belgian Pavilion) - !first come - first served!
  • Accomodation: a travel agency can take care of booking your hotel room (we have pre-booked rooms in HYATT REGENCY BOSTON), and flight. 

About 40 Flemish companies and organisations joined us in 2017.



  1. Service Fee FIT (per company, VAT excluded):
    Companies <250 employees & non-profit in Flanders: 500€
    Private companies >250 employees or companies outside of Flanders: 1000€
  2. Service Fee Travel Agency (= optional): 80€/delegate
  3. BIO Convention Registration Package - depends on the package you choose:
    1. Exhibition access + Business Partnering on Belgian Pavilion: Free
    2. Education & Exhibition access (= access to exhibition + lectures): 900$ or 720$*
    3. Convention Access (= access to exhibition + lectures + receptions): 1,750$ OR 1,400$*
    4. Convention Access & Partnering (= access to exhibition + lectures + receptions + One-on-One Partnering in BIO Business Forum): 3,000$ OR 2,400$*
  4. Hotel & Transport: variable**


* Only when we have at least 30 individual participants that chose Convention Access or Convention Access & Partnering, we will be able to offer these reduced fees. 
** You can apply for subsidies. More information can be found on the FIT website. Any questions? Please contact Yves Roekens from FIT (Phone: +32 2 504 88 20).


How to register your company or organisation?

1. Register your company HERE (!DEADLINE = 31/01/2018!)



You will register through, but will receive an electronic contract and official invoice from FIT(*) in February 2018, after the registration deadline.

Please note that your registration is only final once FIT has received the signed contract!



Event Details


Monday, June 4, 2018 - Thursday, June 7, 2018


The BIO International Convention takes place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210.


FLANDERS.BIO MEMBER BENEFIT: members receive an important reduction on the registration fee.



2018-06-04 08:00:00 2018-06-07 17:00:00 Europe/Brussels Flanders @ BIO International Convention 2018 The BIO International Convention takes place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210.

More info?

For any further information about this event, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Communications & Events Assistant

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Lissa Van Hecke

Communications & Events Assistant

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