Canada @ BIO 2023

BIO International Convention June 5- 8, 2023 Boston, MA

BIO International Convention attracts 16,000+ biotechnology and pharma leaders for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships.

Again this year, BIOTECanada is leading the Canadian delegation and managing the installation of the Canadian Pavilion with partners from across Canada. BIOTECanada along with the provincial Accord members, the Government of Canada and the Quebec provincial government offering Canadian programming, the agenda of activities will build on the policy initiatives Canada has established to showcase the innovation and research capacity driving new economic success.

Pavilion Partners

The Canadian delegation at BIO continues to grow in size and diversity. Each year the industry uses the Canada Pavilion as an opportunity to showcase how important it is for industry and government to work in partnership to advance the Canadian biotech sector.

BIOTECanada appreciates the following organizational partners:

Atlantic Canada
BioTalent Canada
Clinical Trials Ontario
Life Sciences Ontario
Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization
Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
Invest Ontario
Invest in Canada
Ontario Genomics
Trade Commissioner Service
City of Mississauga
City of Hamilton 
Investissement Québec
Bioscience Association Manitoba
Government of Manitoba 
Life Sciences British Columbia 
City of Brampton
Kingston Economic Development
OmniaBIO Inc
Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners
University of Toronto Mississauga

Events Calendar

Monday, June 5

7:30 am – 9:00 am Petit-déjeuner des PME Petit déjeuner avec les PME québécoises participant à la mission commerciale.

8:00 am – 11:15 am Boston Biotech Ecosystem & Reverse Pitches for Canadian Delegation – The Consulate General of Canada Register Here

8:30 am – 10:30 am How Canada Can Become a Vaccines Powerhouse – Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO), Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) and Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®) Register Here

2 pm Welcome. Canada’s Official Opening of the Canadian Pavilion on the BIO Exhibition Floor (Canada Pavilion Booth #2149)

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Atlantic Clinical Trials Network (ACTN) – A year of Action (Canada Pavilion Booth #2149)

4:45 pm – 5:15 pm Advancing Science and Catalyzing Growth: British Columbia’s Bold Life Sciences and Biomanufacturing Strategy  Join B.C.’s Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation, Brenda Bailey, along with Mayor Linda Buchanan, Chair of Invest Vancouver, Carl Hansen, CEO of AbCellera, and Life Sciences BC President & CEO Wendy Hurlburt as they showcase B.C.’s first-ever Life Sciences and Biomanufacturing Strategy – a roadmap to investing in people and business that moves B.C.’s booming life sciences sector forward (Canada Pavilion Booth #2149)

6 pmInternational Networking Reception hosted by Life Sciences BC – by invitation only. For more information.

7 pmBIO International: Canada Reception The Consulate General of Canada, Boston invites you to a reception with biotech and life science leaders from Canada and across the globe. Sold Out Event!

Tuesday, June 6

7:30 am – 9 am BIOTECanada’s Canadian Executive Networking Breakfast – For BIOTECanada members by invitation only. Sold Out Event!

8:45 am – 9:45 am Turbocharging a Life Sciences company: sharing perspectives from Quebec and Massachusetts (Westin Boston Seaport) Register Here.

10:15 am – 11:30 am Canadian Policy Landscape: Building biomanufacturing, rare disease, and investment success Explore the dynamic and competitive ecosystem with the recent milestones of industry leadership and investment success, and highlighting how federal government policy is helping to enable Canadian competitiveness in growing, attracting and building the next wave of industry innovation for the global marketplace. Panelists: Ritu Banerjee, Assistant Deputy Minister, Life Sciences and Biomanufacturing Readiness (OLSBR) Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) / Government of Canada | Sam Wadsworth, PHD Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder , Aspect Biosystems | Kiersten Combs President, AstraZeneca Canada. ( Canada Pavilion Booth #2149)

12:40pm – 1:40 pm The Atlantic Advantage: New initiative announcements from Atlantic Canadian Delegation ( Canada Pavilion Booth #2149)

1:00 pm- 3:00 pm The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) Export Café To book a meeting time with the TCS commissioners contact (Canada Pavilion Booth #2149)

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm University of Toronto Mississauga Announcement Join Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and the University of Toronto Mississauga as they announce new infrastructure to support life sciences start-ups to grow and prosper. ( Canada Pavilion Booth #2149)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Government of Manitoba Announcement & Reception Join the Honourable Jeff Wharton, Minister for Economic Development Investment and Trade as they make a special announcement to support economic development in Manitoba. ( Canada Pavilion Booth #2149)

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm McMaster Alumni Gathering in Boston Register Here.

6 pm – 8 pm Taste of Atlantic Canada Reception – by invitation only. Sold Out Event!

8:30 pm – 10:00 pm Alberta Reception

Wednesday, June 7

8:00 am – 10:00 am Workshop on Real World Evidence (RWE) and the potential partnerships between Cancer Research Agencies and pharmaceutical companies (Westin Boston Seaport) Register Here

10:30 am – 11:30 am Coast-to-Coast Competition A company pitch event during the BIO International Convention (Canada Pavilion Booth #2149)

1:00 pm- 3:00 pm The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) Export Café To book a meeting time with the TCS commissioners contact (Canada Pavilion Booth #2149)

BIO International Convention Schedule of Events Overview for 2023

Canada@BIO – Newsletter

Issue #1 – May 3, 2023

Issue #2 – May 23, 2023