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2019 Session Materials Now Available

Select presentation materials from the 2019 BIO World Congress are now available! Please visit our online program portal to download available presentations from breakout sessions, workshops and super sessions. Simply click on the title of the session and the link to download the materials will be displayed below the session description. 

Not all presentations from the conference are available for download, if you have questions regarding materials please contact


Program Overview

The BIO World Congress provides an unparalleled platform for innovative thinkers to share their ideas, technologies and industry expertise. Attend education all week long, choosing from dozens of breakout sessions, company presentations, Start-Up Stadium pitches and more! 

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Breakout Program Panel Sessions 

Sessions consist of a panel in which speakers interact and present differing viewpoints on a debatable topic from one of the six diverse program tracks below. A moderator will facilitate formal Q & A with the audience and panelists for a minimum of 15 minutes after the presentations. Browse the Breakout Session Program. 

Interested in sponsoring a Breakout Session Track Topic? Contact our Sales Team to learn more.


2019 Education Tracks  

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Plenary Program

Enjoy a quick meal over an engaging panel discussion from industry experts and business executives as they debate critical topics impacting today's industry. These can't-miss headliners will discuss topics such as the new food revolution, the impact of sustainability on a biobased future, plus presentation of BIO's 2019 industry awards. Browse All Plenaries

Specialty Workshops

Highly interactive, focused sessions designed for specifc discussions on business or technical information. Choose from four 90-minute specialty workshop options on Monday, July 8. Browse All Workshops.

Super Sessions 
New to the BIO World Congress, Super Sessions focus on the most pressing issues facing the industrial and agricultural biotech industry today. These premier sessions are developed jointly by BIO and the session sponsor and feature key opinion leaders in the biotech industry as speakers. Choose from three can't-miss Super Session options on Thursday, July 11. Browse All Super Sessions.  Interested in sponsoring a Super Session? Contact our Sales Team to learn more.
Company and Technical Presentations 

Company and Technical Presentations are short yet detailed, fast moving and concise presentations given by a senior level executive or an academician who is an expert in the field of industrial biotechnology. These presentations showcase technology development, process improvements, product pipeline, R&D activities, technology transfer opportunities, business objectives, building partnerships, and potential investment goals. Presentations are 13 minutes long, including a brief introduction and Q&A with the audience. Browse All Presenting Companies or Learn more about Submitting a Company and Technical Presentations.

Start-Up Stadium @ BIO World Congress

Start-Up Stadium provides emerging biobased companies the opportunity to present in a formal setting to investors, analysts and strategists across the value chain. We’ll have a panel of judges, prizes awarded and more. Share new technologies and value proposition during formal 8-minute presentations followed by a 6-minute Q&A. View 2019 Finalists or Learn more about Start-Up Stadium @ BIO World Congress. 


Statement on Diversity

BIO is committed to workforce development, diversity, and inclusion, and incorporates these values into all aspects of BIO operations. Program development for BIO’s events will be considered in this light, with specific attention paid to speakers’ gender, race, ethnic background, sexual orientation, and gender identity, as well as their company’s focus, financing, geographic location, and size.  Diverse programming at BIO’s events allows BIO to remain a strong leader in efforts to ensure that the biotechnology industry can attract, develop, and retain a high-quality, globally competitive employee talent pool. Learn more about Workforce Development, Diversity, & Inclusion at BIO.