Media Registration Now Available Online for Pacific Rim Industrial Biotech & Bioenergy Conference

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Media registration is now available
 for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Pacific Rim Summit on
 Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy to take place Jan. 11-13, 2006 at the
 Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa in Honolulu.
     BIO is sponsoring the conference in conjunction with the state of Hawaii,
 the University of Hawaii, the Hawaii Life Sciences Council (HLSC), Enterprise
 Honolulu and the Oceanic Institute. The purpose of the conference is to
 highlight the emerging field of industrial biotechnology, which is being used
 to convert agricultural wastes to renewable energy and to make many types of
 manufacturing processes more environmentally sustainable.
     Notable plenary speakers scheduled to make presentations include the
 honorable James Greenwood, BIO's president and CEO; Rajesh Parekh, a principal
 in the Shanghai office of McKinsey & Company; Dr. Patrick Moore, founder of
 Greenspirit International and one of the original co-founders of Greenpeace;
 and Graeme Bullock, former general manager of Australia's Sugar Research
 Institute and a noted expert on conversion of agricultural crops to value-
 added products; Maurice Kaya, chief technical officer, State of Hawaii
 Department of Business, Economic Development & Trade; Nobu Kawashima, Mitsui
 Chemicals (Japan); Weng Yunxuan, Beijing Technology and Business University
 (China); Silvia Ortego, PHB Industrial (Brazil); Roger Wyse, managing
 director, Burrill & Company; and Marv Duncan, senior agricultural economist,
 U.S. Department of Agriculture.
     The three-day summit will feature presentations on industrial
 biotechnology for drug discovery and production, bio-energy, bio-based
 products, novel applications of marine biotechnology, and nanotechnology as
 the role of industrial biotechnology and bioenergy in a secure and prosperous
 and more sustainable global future.
     Media registration and full conference information can be found at  Registration is complimentary for credentialed
 members of the news media.  Only reporters and editors working full-time for
 print or broadcast news organizations may register onsite with valid media
 credentials.  All freelancers and online publications must register in advance
 by January 3, 2006.
     BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic
 institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the
 United States and 31 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research
 and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental
 biotechnology products.

SOURCE Biotechnology Industry Organization

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