The US capital was this year’s host of the global bio congress, BIO International Convention. From 27 to 30 June, over 15,000 participants from 65 countries met, discussed, presented and exhibited in Washington D.C.
The first German-Chinese governmental consultations, which were held on 28 June 2011 in Berlin, provided the framework for the German-Chinese Forum for Economic and Technological Cooperation, which is chaired by the German Economics Minister, Philipp Rösler, and the Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Zhang Ping. With over 500 participants – half of whom had travelled from China – the very well-attended forum opened with speeches by the Federal Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, and the Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Wen Jiabao, among others.
In a couple of weeks, representatives of the European biotechnology sector will meet experts from the international pharmaceutical industry for the fifth time at the European Business Development Conference in Hamburg.