The Philadelphia Business Journal’s website featured a guest column written by ESI senior advisor Greg Byrnes that was posted to the site on June 18.

In the column, Byrnes writes about the evolution of the BIO International Conference, which this year was held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia from June 15-18, and how the process of landing the conference has changed over the last two decades for a city.

The annual conference features representatives from both U.S.-based and international economic development companies promoting their products and and services and the research and manufacturing benefits of those products and services.

It has grown from welcoming 1,400 attendees at the first conference in 1993 to now welcoming almost 20,000 attendees and has turned into a major event for the city that earns the right to host it.

Philadelphia previously hosted the conference in 1995 and 2005.

To read the column in its entirety, click here.


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