3rd Annual BioPartnering Latin America™
Hotel Sofitel Copacabana | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
11-13 September 2012
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What is included in the price of a general registration ticket?
Registration includes access to all company presentations, leadership sessions, workshops, breakfasts, lunches, receptions, a conference handbook & PDF, and access to biopartnering.com™, the conference partnering software.
May I register by phone?
No. All registrations must be submitted online. Registration is not accepted by phone, fax or email.
Are there any discounts for associations or bioscience members?
Members of select trade associations may qualify for discounted delegate registration. Please contact Kim Parisi for details.
Is it possible to obtain a “one day only” pass?
No. We do not sell single day tickets.
May I share my registration with a colleague?
No. Your registration may not be transferred to another delegate once you have checked in at the conference.
What are the methods of payment?
Payment may be made in USD by wire transfer, check, or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). Please note that as of 31 July 2012, payment for registration will be accepted by credit card only.
While registering, my credit card was declined. Why is this?
There can be a number of reasons why a credit card can be declined. One of which is if the bank which issued the card does not recognize Technology Vision Group LLC as a vendor. Banks may decline the transaction even if there are sufficient funds in the account. This will require a phone call to the bank for pre-authorization of the transaction.
What is the International cancelation policy?
In order to receive a refund (minus a USD $400 processing fee), cancelations must be submitted by email to Client Services no later than the opening of biopartnering.com, 11 July 2012. After 11 July 2012, registration fees are nonrefundable; however, you may send a replacement from your company at no additional charge.
May I make a substitution on my registration?
Yes; if you are personally unable to attend, you may send a substitute from your company free of charge.
Please contact Client Services for instructions on how to register your replacement delegate.
I have registered, but have not received my e-confirmation and invoice. When can I expect these?
An e-confirmation with your invoice will be sent within 48 hours of receipt of your registration. If you have not received your e-confirmation and invoice, please check your Spam filter to see if the e-confirmation was routed to your junk mail folder. If the e-confirmation has been routed to your junk mail folder, please add: @biopartnering.com and @techvision.com to your “Safe Senders” list. If the e-confirmation is not in your junk email folder, please email Client Services to have it resent.
I have registered, but haven’t received my login details for the partnering system.
If you have not received your login details to access biopartnering.com, please confirm that payment for your registration has been sent. Login details for biopartnering.com are emailed when payment is received. Please click here to have your biopartnering.com login details resent.
What happens if I have not paid my registration before the conference?
Payment is required before attendance to the event is granted. Registrations that are not paid 28 days after the invoice date may be canceled and you may have to register at a higher rate.
When will I receive my conference badge?
You will receive your name badge and handbook when you check in onsite.
What is the last day I can register for the event before arriving?
There is no deadline to register; however, the deadline to receive the discounted International Early Bird Rate is 30 July 2012 at 17:00 (PDT). Registrations will be accepted online through 10 September and onsite registration will be available beginning at 15:00 on 11 September at the Onsite Rate.
What is biopartnering.com?
biopartnering.com is web-based partnering software that among other things, enables you to pre-arrange your face-to-face meetings prior to attending BioPartnering Latin America (BPL).
How do I obtain access to biopartnering.com?
The date for the opening of biopartnering.com is 11 July 2012.
Can I get a list of registered delegates?
If you have registered and submitted payment for your registration, you can pull up-to-date delegate lists at any time from biopartnering.com.
My username/password doesn’t work, what should I do?
If you obtained your username and password via the automated “Forgot your username or password?” function on the biopartnering.com login page, it is possible your account is not yet activated. We recommend that you do the following:
I lost my username/password, what should I do?
To have your username and password resent, please click here and enter your email address. Alternatively, you can email your request to Jaro Dockalova.
I submitted a company profile as part of my presenter application. Will that profile be imported into biopartnering.com?
No. The profile you submitted is only used by the selection committee and the information gathered is reflective of the selection process.
What are the company profiles in biopartnering.com used for?
The primary purpose of your company profile is to provide up-to-date information regarding your company and products/services. The information you enter will be reviewed by other delegates and used in their decision making process as to which companies to schedule meetings with.
How do I enter a profile into biopartnering.com?
Upon receipt of your login details, please log in to your account and click on the "Edit Company Profile" link. This will direct you to the company profile editing page. If you have attended a TVG conference in the past, your profile data may carry over to BPL 2012.
How do I print my schedule?
To print a copy of your schedule, please log in to your biopartnering.com account and click on the Print Schedule link located in the My Meetings module. To print a copy of your meeting availability, please click on the Meeting Availability link. Alternatively, you can obtain your final meeting schedule, which may include last minute changes and additional meetings, onsite from the Meeting and Message Desk.
As a speaker, who do I contact about my biography, program logistics, location, timing, etc.?
All speakers will receive a logistics email which outlines details for preparing for your speaking role. You may also find most schedule information on the online program.
Who do I contact for sponsorship opportunities?
Please contact Nadine Freihofer to discuss sponsorship package options.
What sponsorship packages are available and what benefits are included with each?
A variety of sponsorship packages at different price levels which offer exceptional promotional opportunities to a targeted audience of decision makers are available. For details, please contact Nadine Freihofer.
Do I receive an ad in the conference handbook?
How do I access the delegate list?
All paid delegates are listed in biopartnering.com and can be downloaded and printed.
What benefits will I receive as a Podium presenter?
A comprehensive list of Podium presentation format benefits can be found under Get Involved.
How much does it cost to have a company presentation?
The cost of a company presentation varies with the type of presentation and the current exchange rate. Please see our Presenter page, or contact Kim Parisi at +1.831.464.4230 x105 for current presenter fees.
How do I apply for a company presentation? Is there a deadline?
Information about podium presentations is displayed online. There is no deadline to apply, but presenting company opportunities are limited in number and reviewed in the order received, so it is recommended to contact our sales team early to ensure the best chance for acceptance. To contact our sales team, please visit the Get Involved page.
What kind of company would benefit from a company presentation?
If your company has one or more of the following business development goals, a company presentation can give you face-time with industry decision makers that can make your goal a reality:
What sort of information should I include in my application?
The two most important things to include in your presenter application are:
I have submitted my presenter application. What happens now?
The first thing that will happen is that you will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received. Please note: this receipt is not a confirmation of acceptance, only a confirmation that the committee has received your application. Please be sure to submit an up-to-date email and phone number with your application; the committee may be contacting you to request additional information before your application is approved.
Can I have a list of past presenters?
How do I reserve a hotel room?
Visit our travel page for reservation information.
What is the closest airport to our hotel? What are my transportation options?
Visit our travel page for reservation information.
Is a visa required in order to travel to the event?
Residents of most European and South American countries do not need a visa in order to enter Brazil; if you are entering Brazil with a non-U.S. passport, check here to verify if a visa is required. Click here for additional information and to access the form needed to request an invitation letter.
What do I need to bring with me to check in at the conference?
Please bring some form of identification – a business card or Driver’s License – to assist the registration staff with locating your name badge. If you have not pre-registered, you will need to bring a credit card with you to complete an onsite registration.
Can I register onsite?
Yes. Onsite registration will be available via credit card only beginning at 15:00 on Tuesday, 11 September 2012.
When can I check in onsite?
The Registration desk is open from 15:00 to 18:30 on Tuesday, 11 September and opens at 8:30 on Wednesday, 12 September.
How can I stay informed onsite about my meetings?
1. Via SMS (Text) Messaging: