The annual BIOCOM conference has not stood the test of the recession and recovery years since the last San Diego conference in 2008. Twenty thousand people attended the 2008 conference that BIOCOM says earned the local regiona economy a profitable return, worth 80 million dollars.
Biotechonolgy field leaders stay busy increasing the conference crowd numbers for 2014 to 15,000 attendees, or above.
Meetings set for next year give field professionals the opportunity to work on plans to add 10,000 jobs to the field wecloming a growing number of new workers into the "thriving" life sceiences sector. Professionals will join leaders from Illumina and Pfizer and work on their business expansion in biopharmaceuticals, industry technology, medical devices and diagnostics, and research and labs.
The economic impact on the local economy dpends on the work done on building partnerships with professional leaders across the country and around the globe. CEOs at "every large biotechnology and pharmaceutical company" have been inivted. Field leaders will come from 47 states. And from 65 countries.
Locals who do the work in the economy will take a share of the above 50 million dolars in economic impact BIOCOM has planned for the 2014 annual conference.