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Connect with global delegations at the Bio Innovation Conference
By Amanda Winters /
September 23, 2020

Looking for a chance to discuss and learn about Maryland’s licensing opportunities, federal labs, international partnerships, and more? This year, the Maryland Bio Innovation Conference is going global and virtual.

Held on October 5 and 6, the conference will feature eight sessions over the two-day period, allowing the region’s life sciences professionals to safely gather together and exchange industry ideas and trends.

One of the most engaging features of the conference will be the virtual international trade delegations in attendance. While attendees have the chance to interact with business leaders, researchers, and venture capitalists throughout Maryland, registrants also have the opportunity to engage with global delegations, form new relationships, and expand their international outreach for exporting, trade partnerships, and collaborations overseas. As of today, confirmed trade missions will join us from Canada; Victoria and New South Wales of Australia; the Midlands Region of the United Kingdom; and the Kanagawa Prefecture of Japan.

The attendance of companies from Australia and Japan is a proven result of high-level engagement led by Governor Larry Hogan. Last year, the governor renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kanagawa Prefecture to build on a 39-year partnership to promote trade, investment and other collaboration in the life sciences industry. Later that year, Governor Hogan traveled to Australia, visited the New South Wales Parliament, and signed an MOU with the state of Victoria focused on biohealth cooperation.

The Maryland Department of Commerce, as well as the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, are both sponsors of this portion of the Maryland Bio Innovation Conference. To register for the conference, join as an attending virtual delegation, or learn more about the event, visit


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