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BIO Korea 2019 will Open from April 17 to 19 in COEX
Asia’s Largest Convention
BIO Korea 2019 will Open from April 17 to 19 in COEX
  • By Lee Song-hoon
  • March 19, 2019, 11:49
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2019 Bio Korea poster.
2019 Bio Korea poster.

Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) and Chungcheongbuk-do (south Chungcheong Province) announced that they will hold the 14th Bio Korea 2019 in COEX, Seoul from April 17 to 19.

It is Asia’s largest biotechnology convention, where pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, hospitals, government agencies, medical device makers, and research institutes participate. In last year’s event, 25,000 people from 50 countries participated, and 700 domestic and overseas companies held successful business forums and exhibitions.

This year, more than 400 domestic and foreign companies, including Chong Kun Dang and Yuhan, have applied for business forums and exhibitions, and this year’s event is composed of conferences, business forums, exhibitions, invest fair, and job fair.

Buyer consultation.
Buyer consultation.

Domestic pharmaceuticals and promising companies that will lead the next generation of bio industry will participate in the conference, and hospitals, government agencies, and research institute-related industries will also showcase the latest biotech technology and new products.

There will be halls with a variety of themes, where participants can check out the innovational technologies and products of the health industry. In addition, there will be halls for healthcare start-up and new excellent technology (NET) promotion. There will also be an H+TLO center, where people can learn about trends of healthcare technology commercialization through industry-university cooperation.

In the health functional food sector, companies like Novarex and Suheung will participate. Foreign countries, including Australia, India, and Russia, will open booths to promote their global biotechnology business.

Event venue.​
Event venue.​

The KHIDI said, "There will be a VR experience hall to help participants to take a closer look at products and facilities and the QR code system will allow companies to attract more visitors, while obtaining information of potential customers visiting the booth.”

For registration and more information, visit the conference website (http://www.biokorea.org/index.asp?pLn=Eng).