Below are frequently asked questions to assist you with navigating the event and digital platform. If you require further assistance, please email



Where is the 2020 BIO Africa Convention being held?

The BIO Africa Convention 2020 will be held as a virtual meeting on 24 – 26 August. Registration is now open.

What are the dates for the 2020 convention?

The convention dates are 24 – 26 August 2020.

What type of content can I expect to see?

The programme will focus on 5 main thematic areas: Health; Agriculture; Zoonotics; Finance, Market Access & Investments; Natural Products, Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Global Collaborations.

Will I be able to ask the speaker/presenter questions?

Yes, a Q&A session will be allocated to allow interactions.

I am an exhibitor. How does this affect me?

Exhibitors have the option to be listed on the Marketplace which is a portal on the BIO Africa Digital Platform. Email for more information.


Why have I not received a confirmation of my registration

All confirmations are HTML (Web) pages at the conclusion of your registration and are printable. In addition, you should receive an email confirmation via your stipulated email address immediately after the completion of online registration. If you have not received a confirmation, please ensure:

  • That your stipulated email address is correct
  • Check your spam or junk mail folder
If the issue persists, please contact to request registration confirmation.

How do I request that my registration confirmation be resent to me?

Please email to get your registration confirmation resent to you.


Bio Africa Digital Platform

What is the BIO Africa Digital Platform?

The BIO Africa Digital Platform is an online platform which provides access to the following portals:

  • Marketplace
  • Ideas Portal
  • Financing, Funding and Market Access
  • Training Hub
  • Scientific Research Library
  • Communications and Community Outreach
Through these portals the platform aims to foster a collaborative network and provide access to resources and information to support the bio-economy and its stakeholders.

What is the Marketplace?

The Marketplace is a directory of verified start-ups and companies with innovative existing solutions showcasing products and services. For more information on how to list your company, contact

What is the Ideas Portal?

The Ideas Portal is an interactive platform that allows innovators and SMEs to showcase their innovations and ideas as well as participate in sponsored challenges.


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