HR Event to join the "Global Event for Biotechnology" in Atlanta, Ga.
WASHINGTON, Mar 02, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Biotechnology Industry Organization today announced that Jim Collins, best-selling author of Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ...And Others Don't, will present the keynote address at the BIO Human Resources Conference 2009. The HR event will take place Sunday-Tuesday, May 17-19, 2009 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel and will be co-located with the BIO International Convention, the global event for biotechnology.
"Jim Collins is a world-renowned expert on building strong teams and businesses, and he will provide inspiration and direction to attendees at a critical time in our industry," said Ellen Fernandes, managing director of human resources at BIO. "During the current economic crisis, we see great value in discussing critical human resources issues and opportunities by leading voices within the business community and our industry."
The BIO Human Resources Conference 2009 theme, HR Leading During Times of Change, is designed to provide attendees with opportunities to build and expand their expertise in the technical and business areas of human resources.
"Now is the time for HR professionals to come together to share ideas and strategies for maintaining leadership during periods of crisis and change," said Fernandes. "As an association, we are committed to the importance of career development, professional networking and open discussion of critical issues. The BIO Human Resources Conference has an excellent history of providing the right environment for these essential activities."
The final program concentrates on four tracks - HR Global, HR Strategic, HR Development, and HR Best Practices, which each include five breakout sessions, as well as four plenary sessions. An updated program can be found at http://www.bio.org/hr/agenda.html
"Attending the conference provides me with opportunities to gather with my colleagues to discuss and address common issues and business challenges we face within our industry and our profession," said Kelly Morello, senior director, Human Resources, Tengion, Inc. "The engaging plenary panels and outstanding breakout sessions provide exceptional educational opportunities and invoke insightful discussions. I am excited that the conference is now co-located with the BIO International Convention, as the synergies of these two events are of great benefit to ensuring that HR and other business functions are aligned."
Attendees of the BIO Human Resources Conference will also have the opportunity to attend the BIO International Convention Welcome Reception, the BIO Career Fair on Monday, May 18, as well as the BIO Exhibition. BIO HR attendees will have the option for an additional fee to extend their HR registration to Wednesday and Thursday for two full days of international convention access which includes the Growing the Biotech Workforce breakout session track.
For more information and to register for the BIO Human Resources Conference 2009, please visit www.bio.org/hr
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The 2009 BIO International Convention is expected to draw 20,000 industry leaders from around the world. The Convention program will feature more than 150 sessions in 21 breakout session tracks highlighting the latest information and the newest opportunities for executives, investors, scientists, policy leaders, and media from around the world. More than 1,000 speakers will share breakthroughs in medicine, diagnostics, the environment, energy production, food and agriculture and more.
The BIO International Convention helps to support BIO programs and initiatives. BIO works throughout the year to create a policy environment that enables the industry to continue to fulfill its vision of bettering the world through biotechnology innovation. For more information on the global event for biotechnology, including program and housing information, please visit http://convention.bio.org
Upcoming BIO Events
BIO-Europe Spring March 16-18, 2009 Milan, Italy
BIO IP Counsels' Committee Conference March 25-27, 2009 Phoenix, Ariz.
BIO National Venture Conference March 31-April 1, 2009 Boston, Mass.
BIO Windhover 2009 April 13-15, 2009 New York, NY
BIO-LES Business Development Basics Course May 15-17, 2009 Atlanta, Ga.
BIO-LES Advanced Business Development Course May 15-17, 2009 Atlanta, Ga.
BIO Executive Presentation Workshop May 17, 2009 Atlanta, Ga.
BIO Human Resources Conference May 17-19, 2009 Atlanta, Ga.
2009 BIO International Convention May 18-21, 2009 Atlanta, Ga.
BioEquity Europe June 9-10, 2009 Munich, Germany
World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing July 19-22, 2009 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
BIO 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. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.
SOURCE: Biotechnology Industry Organization
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