Biospain is organised by ASEBIO, the Spanish Bioindustry Association, and each edition is co-organised by a local institution from the host city/region. On the 2016 edition, Biospain is co-organised by the Basque Government through the SPRI, the Basque Business Development Agency.
From the 28th to the 30th of September 2016 the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Barakaldo will be the stage for BioSpain, a forum for all the actors in the biotechnology sector to share knowledge, ideas and experiences about a lot of issues (cosmetics, food, health, energy, …). The event has become the main international platform for the showcasing of Spanish biotechnology and to provide answers for the commercial, academic and information needs of the sector.
Biospain is today the 5th largest partnering in biotechnology in the world, with 3.327 one-to-one meetings, +320% more meetings than the first time the partneringONE® system (EBD Group) was introduced in 2008.
It is made up of a commercial fair, a partnering event, an investment forum, a training and employment forum, conferences on a range of issues (with parallel sessions) attended by national and international speakers and a scientific conference organised by scientific societies. The event has now become the biggest country-based fair in Europe and the fifth biggest in the world in terms of the number of business development meetings.