SDBN’s #BIO2014 Snapshot 6/5/2014: What’s On Tap, Career Fair, Hangout, Partnering

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CHI’s Todd Gillenwater, Congressman Scott Peters, and Biocom’s Joe Panetta at the BIO2014 What’s On Tap Event

We’re less than three weeks away from the Biotechnology Industry Organization 2014 convention, can you believe it? Here is our latest summary of news and events:

  • We kicked off June with an event at Karl Strauss in the heart of our biotech sector earlier this week. Congressman Scott Peters, Biocom CEO Joe Panetta, and California Healthcare’s Todd Gillenwater spoke briefly about their excitement about BIO 2014. Panetta spoke about the Digital Health Forum which will showcase San Diego’s strength in this area. Congressman Peters said that even though Congress is in session during the convention, that he’ll be watching and supporting us, as he represents the 52nd District which contains most of our region’s biotech. Karl Strauss did not disappoint with great craft beers and food, and it was very fitting as it has long been the “place to be seen” for San Diego biotech professionals.
  • The BIO 2014 Jobs Career Fair will take place Thursday June 26th and will be a fantastic opportunity for employers and job seekers to connect. Positions in business development, research, finance, marketing, and more will be available. In addition, job seekers who register will get access to the BIO 2014 exhibit hall as well for even more networking. Learn more and register today!
  • We had a great discussion with May 22nd Google Hangout attendees who learned about “Getting The Most Out of #BIO2014 With Social Media & Blogging.” You can view the video by clicking on the title and contact us if you’ve been inspired to start a blog or write for us on the SDBN blog. 
  • SDBN members are very interested in business development and networking and several of you have asked me candidly how to do this best at BIO. I tell them that BIO’s partnering sessions are the best in the industry and highly suggest that attendees choose this option for business development. More than 28,000 meetings will be scheduled, and you can get the most of your partnering meetings with BIO’s in-depth training, which is available on the partnering page linked above. For networking, of course there will be many parties (including the  June 24th SDBN event downtown), and several of the sessions are followed by receptions which will be great for making targeted connections. Sign up soon to attend BIO 2014!