Below are the most frequently asked questions about company presentations.
Q: What is a Company Presentation?
A: Company Presentations at the BIO Latin America Conference are PowerPoint presentations given by senior-level executives. Presentations are given back-to-back throughout the three-day conference and showcase a company's pipeline, R&D activities, business objectives and investment goals. Presentations are 15 minutes in length. We highly suggest keeping presentations to 12 minute and reserving 3 minutes for questions from the audience, if desired.
Q: Why do companies present?
A: Companies and organizations present at the BIO Latin America Conference in front of an exclusive audience of high level biotech executives, giving them an exclusive platform to discuss important milestones and developments. Presenters also receive benefits not available to general attendees, including pre-conference marketing (such as email newsletters, press releases, etc.), designation in the One-on-One Partnering™ System, and the opportunity to participate in exclusive content on BIOtechNow.
Q: Who can present?
A: The BIO Latin America Conference will feature presentations primarily by established public and private companies and organizations. Companies interested in presenting must have a clear R&D focus, with a pipeline involving biotechnology therapeutics, diagnostics, or platform technologies. Service providers will not be considered, but should email Matthew Lowe at mlowe(at)bio.org for potential sponsorship opportunities.
Q: How can we get a presentation spot at this event?
A: All companies and organizations who are interested in presenting are encouraged to complete an application here. Once applied, your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified shortly on its status. Should your application be accepted, presenter registration and logistical details would then be provided. Please note, you do not have to wait for your application to be reviewed to register for the conference, but registration does not guarantee a presentation spot.
Q: What is the deadline to submit an application?
A: The deadline to apply to give a company presentation is September 1, 2015. Once presentation spots are sold out, applications will be wait listed, and companies would be notified if/when a presentation slot becomes available.
Q: Do you invite companies to present?
A: BIO does send invitations to companies who are 'pre-approved' to present. If your company received an invitation, you will still need to submit an application. Please refer to the instructions in the letter to confirm your presentation spot.
Q: What registration do I need to present?
A: Presenters must purchase a registration pass in order to give them access to the sessions, One-on-One Partnering™ System, lunches, and networking events. There is also an additional presentation fee. Please note, the "Presentation Fee" has been bundled and includes BOTH the registration fee AND the presentation fee.
Q: Are there any fees associated with presenting?
A: Yes. Presentation fees are different depending on company type. However, please note that the "Presentation Fee" has been bundled and includes BOTH the registration fee AND the presentation fee.
Q: How long are the presentations?
A: Company Presentations are 15 minutes in length. All Q&A from the audience, should a company want to take questions, is included. As there are presentations immediately following, the time limit will be enforced.
Q: Are there breakout sessions after presentations?
A: No, presenters do not have follow-up sessions after a presentation has concluded. Instead, we advise that interested parties visit the onsite One-on-One Partnering™ desk to schedule a private meeting, or utilize common area space.
Q: Who can attend the presentations?
A: All registered attendees have full access to the company presentations at this event. Please note, there are no day passes or special exceptions made for individuals or companies looking to attend a particular company's presentation.
Q: I am already a confirmed presenter. How do I find out more information about what's required for the event?
A: Please visit the pages provided for presenters, such as the Presenter Resource Center, and Presentation Details & Guidelines. This information is continually updated as details become available. You should additionally have received a checklist from our staff.
Q: Who can I contact for more information?
A: Please send an email to Brian Pinkston at BIO, or email Arthur Nigri with Biominas Brasil.