Kevin and Gary attended the Bio meeting in San Diego on 19-22 June, 2017. They were part of the Department for International Trade, Midlands Engine delegation organised by Louise Stock at DIT East Midlands. This is a very large meeting (16,000+ attendees) with a large exhibition covering pharma, biotechnology companies, CROs, regional/national trade bodies, NGOs and associated professions. DIT had a UK stand which formed a point of focus for UK delegates at the conference and for others with interests in the UK. Contacts were made with many colleagues through stand visits, 1-to-1 partnering meetings, company presentations, seminars and general networking. San Diego has a very vibrant life sciences sector and thinks of itself as the world leader for genomics and associated companies. It vies for the title of lead investment Life Sciences region alongside Boston, San Fancisco and London/Golden Triangle.