Welcome Message

The International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR) is pleased to announce that St Louis (Missouri, USA) will be hosting the 16th ISBR Symposium from 30 April to 4 May 2023. The symposium will be held at Union Station Hotel, St Louis, MO, USA, a city that is home to extensive biotechnology research, industry, and international outreach activity. This symposium provides a vital forum for key players in the fields of biotechnology and biosafety to come together to share knowledge, discuss challenges and explore opportunities. It comes at a time when biotechnology has so emphatically demonstrated the outstanding contribution it makes to society by providing important tools to help overcome the pandemic. The 16th ISBR Symposium will build on the successes of previous symposia (originally called ISBGMO) previously hosted around the world. In striving to ensure that ISBR’s activities keep pace with new technological developments, the symposium will bring people together from around the world to promote best-practice science and regulation in sustainable biotechnology application and biosafety. Researchers, technology developers, industry, regulatory authorities, non-government organizations and other stakeholders will take advantage of this unique opportunity to share information and experiences and engage in open and meaningful dialogue on cutting-edge biosafety research, risk analysis, policy, regulation, and communication. The 16th ISBR Symposium theme is “Advancing science in support of sustainable bio-innovation”. Occurring against a background of rapid advances in new technologies, and the opportunities and challenges that these present, the symposium promises to be an outstanding and timely occasion for sharing and advancing understanding of contemporary biosafety research. We estimate that approximately 300 delegates from at least 45 countries will participate in the symposium.

We look forward to welcoming you to St Louis in April 2023!

Why Sponsor?

  • Several options to fit your sponsorship budget and goals– contact us for a tailormade package.
  • Increase your exposure through pre-symposium marketing coverage (web site / mailers/ social media / newsletters)
  • Promote your offering to a global audience
  • Have access to decision-makers at the highest level
  • Raise your company profile above that of your competitors
  • Increase recognition and drive traffic to your exhibition/table stand (should you participate)
  • Have the opportunity to network at the highest level
  • Marketing platform through branding and acknowledgement
  • Increase your company’s perceived image and gain the respect and credibility of your target audience

Sponsorship Opportunities










Recognition as sponsor of a symposium lunch



Recognition as sponsor of a symposium coffee break



Complimentary registrations to the symposium, welcoming cocktail and social dinner (each ticket is valued at $950 value).





Display space available at the symposium

2 tables

1 table

15% discount

10% discount

Prominent placing of advertisements within the symposium booklet. Sponsor to supply high-resolution advertisements to be used.

3 pages – front inside cover or back cover, plus 2 other pages within booklet

2 pages

1 page

½ page

Pull-up banners to be placed in and around the plenary venue. Sponsor to supply banners. Final positioning of the banners to be determined by the organizer.





Sponsor logo to be placed on the symposium website with a direct link to the sponsor website. URL link and company description (where applicable)

URL link and company description
(700 words)

URL link and company description (500 words)

URL link and company description (200 words)

URL link only

Sponsor logo to be placed on the sponsor holding slide that will be displayed during breaks in the plenary venue.





Sponsor will be acknowledged on the general sponsor banner on-site at the symposium registration





Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

The 16th ISBR Symposium offers a wide spectrum of opportunities of exposure by providing opportunities for support in the scientific, social and cultural aspects of the symposium. A list of items available for support follows. Quantities and grant requests will be available per request.

We encourage you to contact us if something of interest to you is not currently listed.

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS Satellite Symposium Focused workshops Speakers’ expenses
SPONSORING DELEGATES / STUDENTS Registration, accommodation and economy flights
AWARDS Photography contest
SOCIAL AND CULTURAL Welcome Reception Social Dinner

Who Will Be Attending?

We are expecting approximately 300 delegates to attend from all over the world who work in the following areas:

  • Biotechnology developers
  • Scientists from industry, academia,
  • and government
  • Regulatory authorities from global regulatory bodies
  • Students and early-career scientists

Important Dates

January 13, 2023

Letters of acceptance/rejection for open call abstracts send out

January 31, 2023

Registration deadline for all plenary, topic-specific parallel session & workshop presenters

February 3, 2023

Accepted authors to confirm participation

February 17, 2023

Registration deadline for all accepted oral and poster presenters

March 10, 2023

Deadline for ISBR2022 Photo Contest

March 11, 2023

Deadline for Early bird registration

April 29, 2023

Deadline for regular registration

April 30, 2023

Symposium begins