On October 1 the 2009 BioOhio Annual Conference, “BioGPS: Global Positioning for Success,” will focus on the globalization of bioscience and the inherent growth opportunities for Ohio organizations. Conference topics will range from exporting products and conducting foreign clinical trials to the global impact of the Third Frontier Project and the influx of international companies expanding in Ohio.
The annual conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in Dublin, a nearby northwest suburb of Columbus. Registration is only $70 for members and students, and $140 for non-members. To register: www.BioOhio.com
. The signature event regularly draws more than 300 attendees.
The conference keynote address will be delivered by Battelle President & CEO Jeffrey Wadsworth, who will describe the global success and future ambitions of the world's largest non-profit independent research and development organization. Battelle’s headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.
In addition, an impressive line-up of panelists and presenters on October 1 includes P&G Health Care's Kevin Driscoll, Meridian Bioscience CEO Jack Kraeutler, U.S. Export Assistance Center Director Roberta Ford, Dr. Michael Knopp of the Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging, Dr. Debra Grega of the Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Executive, Proxy Biomedical's Peter Gingras, and many more who will share their experience and insight on the bioscience global marketplace.
A welcome reception on the evening of September 30 includes the 5th Annual Student Poster Competition, international hors d’oeuvres stations, sponsor booths, and unrivaled bioscience community networking. Sessions begin on October 1st shortly after 8:30am.
The 2009 BioOhio Annual Conference is made possible, in part, with support from valuable sponsors, including Camargo Pharmaceutical Services, Porter Wright, NPI, and Calfee.
BioOhio (formerly Omeris) is a non-profit organization supported by the Thomas Edison Program of the Ohio Department of Development. Its mission is to accelerate bioscience discovery, innovation and commercialization of global value, driving economic growth, and improving quality of life in Ohio. BioOhio is headquartered in Columbus, with regional business development affiliates in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Athens.