James C. Greenwood: June 6, 2017


2017 BIO International Convention is June 19-22 in San Diego


The Honorable James C. Greenwood

President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization

On Tuesday, June 6th, James C. Greenwood will be available for interviews to discuss biotech advances across healthcare, agriculture and energy. As the leader of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and a champion of policies that prioritize biotech industry innovation and economic growth, Greenwood will share his expertise in the industry’s most recent breakthroughs, important trends and most difficult challenges, and will discuss details of the upcoming 2017 BIO International Convention (BIO 2017), which takes place from June 19 – 22 in San Diego.

BIO 2017 will unite thousands of biotech leaders and pioneers from around the globe to showcase exciting new discoveries in the life sciences.

BIO 2017:

  • Is expected draw over 16,000 attendees from more than 75 countries.
  • Will facilitate nearly 40,000 partnering meetings through BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ system
  • Will feature two keynote speakers
  • David Cameron (former British Prime Minister)
    • Ann Romney – patient advocate and wife of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney
    • Five super sessions
  • Nineteen educational tracks
  • Over 145 panel sessions
  • More than 600 speakers from companies like Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, Amgen, Pfizer, Illumina and Verily.

This year’s Convention theme is “Breakthrough.” The biotechnology industry thrives on the innovations that address the world’s most pressing, most intractable challenges across healthcare, agriculture and energy.



James C. Greenwood is President and CEO of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C., which represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. Mr. Greenwood represented Pennsylvania’s Eighth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from January 1993 through January 2005. A senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, he was widely viewed as a leader on health care and the environment. Mr. Greenwood graduated from Dickinson College in 1973 with a BA in Sociology. From 1977 until 1980, he worked as a caseworker with abused and neglected children at the Bucks County Children and Youth Social Service Agency. Mr. Greenwood is married with three children and resides in Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania.

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