While the 12th annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology came to an end on 22 July 2015 in Montreal, Canada, the TNCR (Transnational Corporations Review) achieved its first-ever show on the world’s BIO stage.
Organized by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C., the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the world's largest industrial biotechnology event for business leaders, investors, and policy makers. Being hosted at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Center) during 19-22 July, this event brought together more than 1,200 attendees representing 725 companies from 50 different countries and 37 different states as well as Washington D.C. of the USA.
As a media participant, the TNCR team, consisting of Managing Editor Hugh Dang, Editorial Manager Lance Wang, and Publishing Manager Gloria Yuan, explored extensively the Congress on a variety of platforms, including Lunch Plenary Sessions, Breakout Sessions, Networking Receptions, Workshops, One-on-One Partnering meetings, and booth visits, etc. All of these explorations featured informative meetings and conversations with aspiring business leaders, academics, and policy makers from 7 countries such as Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, the Netherlands, UK, and USA.
Freshly new to the global biotech community, the TNCR team actively shared with other attendees the vision, expertise, and partnership initiative of the TNCR in terms of acting as a bridge between the East and West, between the developed economies and emerging markets. Meanwhile, the TNCR team also forged a closer tie with the BIO by meeting with the BIO staff, particularly Communication Manager Ms. Caitlin Kennedy.
Established in 2008, the TNCR is dedicated to providing economic, policy, and business analysis of current issues related to transnational corporations (TNCs), foreign direct investment (FDI), institutional innovation, and international development. The journal emphasizes China's and other emerging economies' growing involvement in the global economy.
Biotechnology industry, a globally acknowledged economic driver and top priority of development by many countries, provides the TNCR with a strategic connection to the promise of healing, fueling, and feeding the world with a sustainable approach and entrepreneurial spirit. As such, the TNCR envisions a more in-depth involvement in the BIO events in the years to come so as to be part of the global efforts to making our world better.
(Provided by Lance)