The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is the largest global biotech trade association, representing members across biotech sectors helping to heal, fuel, and feed the world. BIO also is the host of the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, the premier event for the industrial biotech industry.  

For more than 15 years, the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology has been considered the premier event to attend, linking agriculture and chemistry to create new value chains. Countless groups from all sectors of the industry have used the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology as their main platform for showcasing their organization’s sites, research labs, incubators, and manufacturing facilities to event attendees. Be a part of the world’s largest industrial biotechnology gathering by submitting a proposal to host a tour on the margins of the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.

BIO is seeking tour sites in Iowa that are forward-thinking, engaging in cutting-edge research & development and seeking to showcase their knowledge to an engaged global industrial biotech audience. Hosting a tour allows you to:  

  • Spark creative conversations
  • Profile new technology and provide insight into promising research developments
  • Establish your organization as an international leader who tackles the most pressing issues in our sector
  • Build cross-border collaborations
The call for tour proposals will begin on October 22, 2018, and run until December 31, 2018. Notifications of accepted or rejected tour proposals will be in January, 2019.
 If you have any questions or concerns about submitting a tour proposal, please email