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The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) were there to tell attendees how to get the best out of attending the BIO Convention. A link to the  summary of the session will be posted here shortly.

BioBrits at BIO - Sunday 13th June 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Join DIT and the BioBrits at Kansas City BBQ for an evening of eats and drinks with friends. Contact

UK@BIO Open House – Monday 13th June 10am-12pm – Drop-in event but RSVP preferred
DIT is also hosting a UK@BIO Open House to connect UK delegates with other international delegations. This is a drop in event but please email subject line: BIO Open House if you think you will join, as we would like to share a preview of the UK group with the other international delegations. The venue is a short walk from the convention centre.
Get a head start on your week!
WHERE: Horton Grand Hotel 311 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, in the interior courtyard. This is an open air courtyard entered through the hotel, so please have a face mask handy in case required. Drop in anytime, but RSVP requested to help us

Breakfast with Cedars Sinai – Morning of 13th June – invitation only
DIT has organized a breakfast and speed dating session for UK life sciences companies with Cedars Sinai, a leading not-for-profit hospital in Los Angeles and one of the top ranked hospitals in the US across multiple specialties. Places are limited, contact us to request an invitation

UK Global Innovation Hub presentation  - Tuesday 14th June at 4pm
Company Presentation Theater 4 at the Convention. This presentation is targeted at international companies looking to invest in the UK or learn more about UK life sciences. Find the UK Global Innovation Hub Presentation Session link and details here

UK@BIO Reception – Evening of Tuesday 14th June - by invitation

DIT has partnered with BIA and Scottish Development International on the popular UK@BIO Reception. This business networking reception is invite-only and RSVP is required. The reception is being held outdoors.

Places are limited, Email to request an invitation

Non-UK events that the UK delegation may be interested in:

Monday 13th June at 5pm India is hosting an on-stand beer and snack event at their Booth 2119. The India delegation organiser has an India Biotech Handbook 2022, and we have something similar for the Taiwan delegation. Email to request a copy of either document.

Brazilian Startup Day – Wednesday 15th June – RSVP via the link below

This event is being organized by the Brazilian Industry Association of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (Abiquifi) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex Brasil). It will take place on 15th June at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.

Brazilian Start-up Day will be an innovation breakfast dedicated to share investments opportunities in Brazil, when 5 promising biotech and life sciences Brazilian start-ups will deliver a pitch/presentation. This is also an opportunity for UK companies to learn more about investing in Brazil, or about the market and its potential.

Register here:
Contact (DIT Brazil team) with any questions.

BIO Party List here:

DIT team on the ground during BIO week
Book a meeting with the DIT team via the BIO One-To-One partnering system if you are looking for export support or international market advice, or catch the team at any of the UK@BIO events. Our team is on hand to support UK companies during BIO week, talk up the UK Life Sciences and inward investment offer, and can also provide support/advice on exporting and doing business in their local markets.
The DIT team at BIO includes: DIT HQ (Hannah Williams from Life Sciences, Steve Kerr from Scotland Office), DIT Midlands (Louise Stock), Overseas Posts (Matthew Clark from Boston, Aubrey Powers from Washington, Autumn Waska from Houston, Bryanna Kolpak from Los Angeles, John Hoggard as North America sector lead, Pablo Velasco from Mexico City, Laura Moreira and Juliana Caires from São Paulo and Juliana also covers LATAC)

Are you a UK SME and need space to hold a key meeting outside of the Convention Center? DIT has one meeting room booked at a nearby hotel on Monday and Tuesday only from 8am-5pm. It can hold up to 12 people at a time. We are making the room available to help you win business! First come first served, request availability via subject line: BIO meeting room.

UK@BIO website and resources – 
The website is targeted at the international audience. We will be handing out QR code business cards during BIO week to direct people to the website.

You can collect QR code cards to share with your network of contacts, pick up from the DIT team at the Sunday or Monday UK events. Help us spread the word about UK Life Sciences!

The website will include info on the UK Events during the week, the UK Delegation, the UK Biotech Asset List, and will feature a variety of quick guides and more in depth Marketing Materials on UK Life Sciences.

Contact us to add your networking opportunity and for information about visiting delegations from other countries.