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The 6th international BioMarine Business Convention was held in Wilmington, NC on October 12-14, 2015 at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station, to promote development of marine bioresources in a market valued in excess of $172 billion. The impact of the convention on NC’s economy will continue to be realized over many years as the outcomes of the networking opportunities come to fruition.
In partnership with the NCBC Southeastern Office, MBCOI hosted the three day BioMarine 2015 event which attracted approximately 200 top executives from industry, investment, and research organizations representing 19 countries. Activities included:
- Business & Innovation Tour hosted by the University of North Carolina Wilmington where ~50 delegates toured aquaculture facilities, shellfish hatcheries, and the public-private MARBIONC research building at the UNCW CREST Research Park.
- BioMarineTV live streamed keynote addresses, CEO interviews, workshops, and panel discussions to an international audience of as many as 65,000 viewers. Sessions are available online.
- Investment Track where 15 companies (5 from North Carolina) were given an opportunity to present their business models to delegates.
- 1:1 Partnering Meetings resulted in 285 total meeting requests from 99 different delegates.
- Carteret County tour coordinated by MBCOI in conjunction with the Carteret County’s Economic Development Council to showcase their marine assets to international delegates.
Media coverage was extensive with more than 15 clips published and multiple TV outlets covering various activities (for a complete list, click here). Feedback from attendees who attended BioMarine 2015 was overwhelmingly positive as exemplified in several quotes below:
- “The outcomes of BioMarine were amazing…exposing us to the conference, the industry experts, and local / regional / worldwide experts in the blue technology.” President of NC-based marine biotech start-up
- “The idea exchange reinvigorated my thinking in a lot of areas.” Founder-President, NC seafood technology company
- “The positivity of the meeting – a wonderful gathering of people seeking to bring forth useful biomarine-based products.” NC university researcher and founder of a new marine biotech start-up developing aquaculture-related technology
- “Overall, I thought it was a great conference and a terrific opportunity for North Carolina to showcase their technologies. My congratulations to you and your team for pulling off a wonderful conference!” CEO of NC-based marine biotech company (water-quality)
2015 BioMarine Business Convention
Capitalizing on North Carolina’s status as one of the top three biotechnology states in the U.S., the 2015 BioMarine Business Convention was held in Wilmington, NC – the first time the convention has been held in the U.S. Through MMI’s efforts to raise awareness of the convention, media outlets from across North Carolina reported on the importance of the convention, the emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs who attended, as well as the new partnerships that stemmed from it.
Below is a rundown of media clips, categorized by (a) online and print and (b) broadcast TV and/or radio. Read More…