The biggest business – networking and showcase event in the county

"BIO2017 was held at The King’s Centre in Oxford on Thursday 11th May and the feedback at the event and from the post event survey has been nothing short of incredible.

Delegates were wowed by a wide range of speakers on topics ranging from cures for cancer to space technology, inspirational speakers such as Hussain Manawer to stars of Dragons Den and The Apprentice and fantastic interactive opportunities for delegates such as Speed Networking with Carter Jonas, getting handcuffed with City Mazes or mixing cocktails with The Cocktail Service.

There really was something for everyone with over 70 exhibitors, 80 presenters and 950 delegates. The main exhibition hall was a hive of activity as speed networking, cocktail making and the exhibitors ran alongside the Cotswold Hall open stage which created an incredible energy throughout the day."

BIO2017 Stats

  • Over 70 expert speakers
  • Over 800 attendees
  • Networking breakfast
  • A marketplace with up to 70 exhibitors
  • Over 20 seminars
  • Closing drinks reception
  • Up to 2 speed networking sessions
  • 2 live and interactive stages


Hussain Manawer is an astronaut in training alongside being an inspirational poet, campaigner for humanitarian causes, and the Creative Director of Hussain’s House online channel. Hussain has touched many lives with his campaigning for mental health through his gripping poetry and he can count stars such as Piers Morgan, Cher and Sadiq Khan among his admirers. The poet will be travelling into space as early as 2018 and he hopes his journey will be able to raise more awareness for mental health and he dedicates his trip to mental illness.

BIO2017 was a massive hit with over 950 Delegates, Sponsors, Presenters & Exhibitors!
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