The largest biotech event country based event in Europe

BIOSPAIN is the largest biotech event organized by a national bioindustry association in Europe and one of the largest in the world by the number of one-to-one meetings (+3.300) and companies participating (+773). 34% of our delegates came from outside of Spain.

Since its first edition, launched back in the year 2003, it has become one of the leading biotechnology events in Europe.

The biotechnology sector’s contribution to the Spanish economy totalled €6.95 billion (0.7% of the Spanish GDP). It was responsible for more than 92,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs, which is 0.5% of all employment. Over 25,000 of these jobs were people employed directly by biotech companies. All of this activity associated with biotech companies generated a total revenue of nearly €2.5 billion for the public treasury, which is 0.2% of the GDP.


BIOSPAIN is organized by ASEBIO, the Spanish Bioindustry Association and each edition is co-organized by a local institution from the host city/region. On the 2016 edition, Biospain is co-organized by the Basque Government through the SPRI, the Basque Business Development Agency.