Events and webinars

BIO 2019

Bioengineering Heriot-Watt University

Exhibit at BIO 2019

An opportunity for Scottish companies to exhibit on the Scotland pavilion at BIO 2019, Philadelphia 3-6 June 2019

Scottish pavilion

Register your interest to join the Scottish pavilion at BIO 2019. Find out about the support available through Scottish Enterprise (SE) and Scottish Development International (SDI) to exhibit at this major international pharma and biotech business partnering, exhibition and conference, running from 3 to 6 June 2019.

SDI is offering three packages for BIO 2019.

Package 1

Scottish delegation package.

Cost: £500 

Companies participating as part of the Scottish delegation will benefit from the following:

  • Two exhibitor passes (worth $650)
  • Access to the Scotland pavilion where your company logo will appear on our graphic panels and SDI staff will be available to field enquiries and provide additional support during the event
  • Space for participating companies to exhibit promotional materials
  • Use of the networking space on the Scotland pavilion and access to a bookable private meeting room
  • Additional exposure as part of SDI’s BIO 2019 promotional campaign, including social media activity
  • An invitation to you and your guests to attend the Scottish networking reception at The Racquet Club of Philadelphia (see below for further details)

Package 2

Scottish delegation and exhibitor booth partnering package.

Cost: £1000

Companies will benefit from the following:

  • Scottish delegation package as outlined above.
  • Access to the BIO Exhibition from 10am on Tuesday 4 June, through to close of play on Thursday 6 June.
  • An exhibitor booth partnering pass for partnering on the Scotland pavilion. 

Exhibitor booth partnering passes are worth approximately $750 (pro-rated against the cost of a full partnering pass). Exhibitor booth Partnering allows access to the same official BIO partnering website. However, meetings take place on the Scotland pavilion. Please note that the time available for partnering is slightly reduced with this option and meetings can only be scheduled during hours when the exhibition hall is open: 10am start each day from Tuesday, through to close of play Thursday.

There are a limited number of exhibition booth partnering passes available and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Package 3

Scottish delegation with exhibitor booth partnering and dedicated company pod space on the Scotland pavilion.

Cost: £3100 (including VAT).

Companies exhibiting via a Pod will benefit as follows:

  • Scottish Delegation and exhibitor booth partnering package as outlined above
  • Dedicated pod, including a small poster panel, name board, lockable cupboard, 1 power socket, 1 literature rack, 1 high stool and 1 laptop lock (companies to provide laptop)
  • Company details listed in the official exhibitor directory and BIO website

There are eight pods available on the Scottish Pavilion and these will be allotted on a first come basis. We would request that where possible you are present at your Pod for some of the time to engage with passing trade. You are also encouraged to alert targeted companies to your presence on the pavilion.

If you're interested in this option, we recommend that you contact BioPartner UK, as there is limited UK-wide funding available for this event via the Trade Access Programme (TAP). Please contact BioPartner UK for information on how to apply for TAP funding:  

As noted below, SDI is offering a discount to first-time or second-time participants. However, should you be successful in securing TAP funding additional SDI discounts will not apply.

Discounts available

A discount is available for companies joining the Scottish BIO delegation for the first time (50% discount), or the second time (25% discount).

Networking reception

A Scottish networking reception will take place on Tuesday, 4 June from 7 pm to 9 pm at The Racquet Club of Philadelphia. This event is a great opportunity to network at BIO and have fun at the same time. The evening will begin around 6:45pm and finish around 9pm. In addition to a selection of fine malt whiskies, we will be serving wine/beer/soft drinks and finger food.

Please remember the reception belongs to you, the Scottish organisations, and we encourage you to invite two or three of your own guests. We will provide specially designed ‘formal’ invitations which you can send on by personalised e-mail.

We would ask you to supply names of respondents in order that we have an indication of how many people are likely to attend. We anticipate catering for around 150 guests.

How to apply

For further details and an application form, contact Connie Ness