"Save the Date" for Busiest BioIndustry Association Autumn Events Program Ever  
8/8/2013 9:59:24 AM

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8 August 2013 -- The BioIndustry Association is running its busiest events, missions and meetings programme ever this autumn with over 35 opportunities for members to network, develop their business and make new contacts.

A key development this season are new life science trade missions to Brazil, Australia and China for which the BIA has secured funding opportunities for UK life science companies through UK Trade & Investment.

The highlight of the domestic calendar is the BIA UK Bioscience Forum on 10 October with keynote speeches from Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and BIO's CEO Jim Greenwood giving his first UK address in eight years - with our autumn reception a must-not-miss event in the evening.

The BIA is also committed to ensuring that there are accessible events for smaller companies around the country focused on issues that most directly affect their business - like our update briefings on how to get the most from the Biomedical Catalyst.

Steve Bates, BIA Chief Executive Officer, said:

"With a growing membership and more events and opportunities to engage I am delighted to see the UK bioscience ecosystem growing from strength to strength.

I'm particularly proud that we can help showcase UK biotech excellence around the globe this autumn."

Looking forward to 2014, the BIA will be kicking of the new year with its signature BIA Gala Dinner at the Natural history museum on 30 January.

For further information, please contact Robert Winder, Head of Communications,, 020 7630 2191; mobile 07825 942 934.

BIA events programme

A flyer for the BIA events programme for August-December 2013 is available:

BIA UK Bioscience Forum

The BIA's UK Bioscience Forum will be held on 10 October.

BIA Gala Dinner

The BIA's Gala Dinner for 2014 will be held on 30 January 2014.

BioIndustry Association

Founded over 20 years ago at the infancy of biotechnology, the BioIndustry Association (BIA) is the trade association for innovative enterprises involved in UK bioscience. Members include emerging and more established bioscience companies; pharmaceutical companies; academic, research and philanthropic organisations; and service providers to the bioscience sector. The BIA represents the interests of its members to a broad section of stakeholders, from government and regulators to patient groups and the media. Our goal is to secure the UK's position as a global hub and as the best location for innovative research and commercialisation, enabling our world-leading research base to deliver healthcare solutions that can truly make a difference to people's lives. For further information, please go to

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