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New Zealand at BIO International Convention 2020

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This article was published on 19 December 2019

Join us - New Zealand at BIO International Convention 2020, USA

8-11 June 2020
San Diego, USA

Callaghan Innovation is partnering with BioTech NZ, KiwiNet, MBIE, NZARCes, NZTE, UniServices and Wellington UniVentures to have an NZ Inc presence at the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest global biotech event, and we invite you to be part of it.


  • Connect with global biotech companies
  • Join a scheduled programme of activity
  • Learn from other New Zealand businesses
  • Be part of networking events
  • Profile your company in the New Zealand delegation booklet
  • Meet business partners at the New Zealand pavilion – a showcase of New Zealand’s biotech capabilities.

More details on the opportunities for New Zealand businesses at BIO include:

Kiwi ‘touch down’ event - Sunday afternoon, relaxed reception-style, drinks and refreshments. New Zealand companies only.

Pavilion - Booth no 5013, click here to see the floorplan (the New Zealand Pavilion is a red dot on the left hand side). This will showcase New Zealand’s science, biotech and clinical trials capability under the NZ Inc brand.

Networking event at the New Zealand pavilion - Tuesday late afternoon, everyone is welcome so a great opportunity to bring your business partners along (noting capacity is limited).

Global Innovation Hub presentation - Short presentation about New Zealand as destination for R&D in Biotech and clinical trials.

Please register your interest here if you are planning to attend BIO 2020 and would like to be included in activity and communication as part of the NZ Inc presence at the convention.

Funding support:
Callaghan Innovation has funding available for a limited number of Callaghan Innovation customers. We are offering $1,000NZD to support attendance at BIO 2020. Further information will be available early in the new year, however if you are interested to know more then please email

Key dates:

  • Tuesday 7 January 2020 – deadline for BioTech NZ registration discount. BioTech NZ has an affiliate arrangement with BIO 2020, and as part of this arrangement a discount is available to BioTech NZ members. Those members who would like to take advantage of this should complete this form to secure the discount. This will allow you to register at any time locking in the early discount regardless of when you register. Simply complete the form by 7 January and you will be sent a discount code once registration is open in mid-January, and before the announcements goes out to the general public.
  • Friday 14 February – deadline for registrations of interest to attend BIO 2020
  • Thursday 16 April – BIO 2020 early bird registrations close, click here to see full registration options and details.

Please contact for any further questions around the New Zealand presence at BIO 2020.