The Central European Forum of Biotechnology and Innovative Biobusiness – BioForum (www.cebioforum.com), organized by Bio-Tech Consulting, is the biggest biotech event in Central Europe. The main goal of BioForum is promoting growth of biobusinesses in Central Europe, and creating a network of business relationships between enterprises and scientists carrying out biotech R&D projects. We cooperate with CzechBio and Hungarian Biotech Association, which create networks of contacts among biotech companies in the Czech Republic and Hungary.
The main target of BioForum are innovative biotech enterprises form Central Europe as well as R&D teams, which implement research and development projects and are interested in commercialization of those projects. An important group of participants are also students, the future employees and developers in the biotech sector.
BioForum has a two-level structure:
1) Registered visitors can access the trade fair and lectures, seminars and exhibitions, which present enterprises and R&D teams from the biotech sector.
2) Business clients have access to the part dedicated to biopartnering and narrow-range subject seminars for active participants of BioForum. The character of this part is strictly business oriented.
The origins of BioForum reach back to the year 2000. Since then, the event has made a dramatic expansion in terms of participants as well as the range of the event.
On the 10th anniversary of BioForum, which took place in 2010, 1500 participants from 20 countries and 100 exhibitors were present. For the event to become truly an european event, starting from 2012 it is to become a ‘wandering’ event, which will be organised subsequently in Poland, the Czech Republic and in Hungary.
An important aspect of the development of BioForum is to broaden the scope of the event to new regions, mainly the Asian region. Asian biotech companies are eager to cooperate with Central European partners. BioForum is also becoming more and more popular in the US, which is represented by major companies like Roche and Genetech. Becoming an interesting and attractive region for the US biotech sector is one of the important roles of BioForum.