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Korea's Largest Biotech Show Kicks Off in Osong


The 3rd BIO KOREA convention will be held from October 8th to 10th at Osong Bio-Technopolis. The event of this year offers a variety of high-level conference, international exhibition and partnership events and provide an opportunity to find business and technology partners. It expects to 350 companies and 25,000 visitors from all over the world.

Osong, Korea, South, July 17, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The 3rd BIO KOREA convention will be held from October 8th to 10th at Osong Bio-Technopolis, upon the completion of Osong Complex construction. Osong Bio-Technopolis, located in the nation's idealist zone facilitated with the best bio infrastructure, represents an outpost for Korea's bio industry.

BIO KOREA 2008, with the major goal of applying biotechnology in business, will offer a variety of high-level conference, international exhibition and partnership events and provide an opportunity to find business and technology partners. Especially, The BIO KOREA 2008 Conference will provide an opportunity to discuss various subjects such as vaccine, clinic, regenerative medicine, new medicine developed from natural substances, antibodies, technology commercialization, investment attraction and industry policies & system with 39 sessions given by 125 world-class scholars and experts in life science & bio industry and CEOs of global bio companies, and share related knowledge and information.

The Korean bio-industry represents a substantial amount of growth. It has been grown by an average of 14 % per year over the last three years. The great strides in the field of Korean bio-industry are attributed to the support and effort of government, academics, research institutes and companies from related industry. The Korean government is nurturing BIO industries to become the core national strategic industry in the 21st century with pledge funds and policies. Moreover, the Korean people have keen sight toward BIO industries for potential growth under many conditions.

The previous event, BIO KOREA 2007, hosted 232 companies and 17,102 visitors from across the globe including the U.S., Japan, EU and Australia in last year. The event of this year expects to 350 companies and 25,000 visitors from all over the world. It will be an outstanding exhibition of an international level embracing every field of the bio- industry.

Two complimentary nights at deluxe hotels near by the venue and free shuttle bus services from the international airport to the venue/hotels will be provided for international investors and buyers. Also, it is recommended that visitors pre-register on the website in order to effectively utilize their valuable time at the exhibition and to get free access to the event.

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At a Glance..

- Period: October 8 (Wed.) ~10 (Fri.), 2008
- Venue: Osong Bio-Technopolis, Cheongju City, Chungbuk Province, Korea
- Website: www.biokorea.org

- Organized by
Chungcheongbuk-do (Chungbuk)
Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI)
Korea International Trade Association (KITA)

- Sponsored by
Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE)
Ministry for Health, Welfare and Family Affairs (MIHWAF)

- Program
Exhibition
Conference
Business Forum (Company Presentations & Partnering)
Special Events (Welcoming Reception, etc.)

Contact
- For Exhibition
Tel: +82-2-6000-5118 Fax: +82-2-6000-5823/4
E-mail : biokorea@kita.net

- For Conference & Business forum
Tel: +82-2-508-4217 Fax: +82-2-508-4218
E-mail : bioconf@ibimp.com, biobiz@ibimp.com
Contact Information
Bio Korea
Ms. Joy Jung
82-2-6000-5118
Contact
www.biokorea.org

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