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The 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will be held in Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa Events Center, July 8 -11. The event will feature the latest in industrial biotech, food and ag tech, partnering meetings plus endless networking opportunities.

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is a transformative event, bringing together business executives, government officials, and academic researchers from around the world to share expert insight on policy issues and new technologies to help create a more sustainable planet.

Iowa is home to some of the largest and most developed agricultural research institutions in the world. Attend a facility or laboratory tour arranged by BIO and the Iowa industrial biotech community. Tours are open to all attendees and will take place during the event.

Industry leaders such as ADM, Bayer, Cargill, Corteva Agriscience, DSM, DuPont Industrial Biosciences, POET, REG, Syngenta and many others have operations in Iowa. Iowa is home to the second largest acres of harvestable biomass. Forty-three processing facilities in Iowa produce more than 1/4 of U.S. ethanol, and 12 refineries produce 16% of U.S. biodiesel. Iowa’s legislature created America’s first Biochemical Production Tax Credit in 2016, which the U.S. Department of Agriculture calls the “strongest existing incentive package for the global biobased chemical industry.

Top Reasons to Attend:

  • Meet and network with 800+ global business leaders, investors and policy makers.
  • Attend programming all week that covers the latest in Industrial Biotech including Synthetic Biology and Genetic Editing, Advanced Biofuels, Biobased Materials, Renewable Chemicals, Flavors, Fragrances and Food Ingredients, Agricultural Crop Technologies and Biomass Supply.
  • Schedule targeted meetings using the BIO One-on-One PartneringTM System – partnering access is open to all attendees.
  • Experience and learn about the latest in technology and innovation in the Exhibit Hall and throughout the event.