June 3-6, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

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Made History in Boston 

To many, Boston is often known for its enthusiastic sports fans, lobster rolls, and the coffee chain that keeps everyone running. At the 2018 BIO International Convention however, Boston will be recognized as one of the East Coast’s hubs for healthcare, life sciences, and biotechnology. In addition to its innovation within the biotech industry, Boston is also rich with history. Everywhere, the city is filled with stories of the Boston Tea Party, the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, and contributions from centuries of students coming out of the more than 35 colleges and universities located throughout the city.

Join us in 2018 as we celebrate 25 years of innovation. Join us as we make history.

MA Bio Pharma | International 

Massachusetts is a leading biotechnology cluster due in large part to its unique cooperation between industry, government, and academia.  MassBio and the Massachusetts Life Science Center collaborate in ensuring a strong life sciences ecosystem, making Massachusetts an obvious choice for life sciences companies to grow and thrive.  In addition to the existing life sciences industry, international companies are locating in Massachusetts due to its strong and vibrant ecosystem of top universities, academic medical centers, and research institutes, as well as record breaking venture capital, a robust talent pipeline, and a supportive state government.

Massachusetts leads the nation in the number of biotech R&D employees and has a growing biomanufacturing sector as well.  The number internationally-headquartered companies with operations in Massachusetts continues to grow, and with it the strength of the local ecosystem increases as well, further solidifying Massachusetts’ reputation as the top life sciences cluster in the world.

In Boston, Big Pharma and Small Start-Ups Work Together

The Seaport District a.k.a. “The Innovation District” serves as home for over 100 companies. This District features a few things unique to Boston:

  • MassChallenge, the world’s largest startup company accelerator.
  • District Hall, the world’s first public innovation center.
  • Factory 63, a converted shoe factory redesigned to accommodate micro-housing units for residents and office space for startups and entrepreneurs to build their companies.
  • Kendall Square is home to the highest concentration of biotech companies in the world. With academic institutions surrounding this hotspot, an academic culture has been created, fostering connections and further advancement in technology.



Travel to Boston

Airport: Located 3 miles from the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the Boston Logan International Airport is easily accessed by I-90, MA-1A and public transit.

Car: The Convention Center is in the Seaport District of Boston.

Amtrak: Trains run into the city servicing South Station, North Bay, Back Bay

MBTA: Travel 25 minutes and take the Silver Line from the airport to the World Trade CTR stop.

Hotel: Book your hotel with the BIO travel planning service, which offers benefits you won’t find anywhere else. Explore your options now!

Airport Shuttle Service: Save time and money, travel from the Convention Center to Boston Logan Airport for under $3.


Get to Know Boston

  • See all the city has to offer! Here are a few suggestions from the locals:
  • Head to Little Italy in the North End for some classic Italian food, just like grandma used to make.
  • Grab some friends and a hot dog and enjoy watch the Red Sox play at Fenway Park.
  • Take a break from the hustle and bustle and visit the Museum of Fine Arts.
  • Let loose and explore the nightlife of Boston, grab a couple beers at the iconic “Cheers” bar.
  • Transport yourself back in time and book a walking tour with a historical figure!


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