Biotech Showcase
January 13–15, 2025 | San Francisco, CAJanuary 21–22, 2025 | Virtual

Championing Sustainability at Biotech Showcase™

At Biotech Showcase, we are committed to running events which are both environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.

From the innovative ways we interact onsite to the radical changes in the way we build our live event space - here is a breakdown of how we are embedding sustainability in everything we do.


We are proud to deliver you a sustainable event by launching several new initiatives noted below.

Printed materials

There will be a limited quantity of printed materials onsite to significantly reducing our usage of paper products. 

We will have QR codes in several locations that can be easily scanned to pull up information. 
This includes the event floor plan, promotional materials, session information, partnering and presentation schedules and any other relevant documentation.

Lanyards & Name Tags

Paper-only name badges without plastic holders will be administered at the event.
Furthermore, lanyards will be collected and fully recycled post-event. 

We do encourage all attendees to place their lanyards to the TerraCycle Zero Waste Box after the event.

Food & Beverage

In our efforts to minimize our footprint, we are reducing meat consumption overall, with a dedicated vegetarian day. 

We have partnered with the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in delivering any leftover food and beverage to Glide Memorial Church as a donation. 

Watch out for recycle bins and make sure you do your part!

Renewable Energy

Energy usage at the event is powered by 100% renewable electricity, through solar and geothermal systems, from either onsite sources or through local renewable energy providers.

Hilton is committed in energy efficient lighting, energy efficient equipment and an overall energy management system in guest rooms and meeting space.

Our ‘Better Stands’ approach

Through our commitment to the evolution of the exhibitions industry, we aim to ensure that we are delivering the best possible experience for our customers. 

We believe that by moving away from the use of disposable exhibition booths we will improve the ease, quality, safety and sustainability of the exhibitor experience at our events. 

Carbon Offsetting

Our aim for the future is to achieve a fully carbon neutral event. This year we will be offsetting the carbon of all our attendee’s hotel stays.

Informa supports a number of projects around the world through our offset specialist Natural Capital Partners, that have been independently Gold Standard certified as successfully reducing carbon.

Agenda sessions

We aim to contribute to a sustainable Biotech industry through our initiatives.

This is through our content, speaker diversity and opportunities for young companies, either through company presentations of all levels, geo and sizes

Public Transport

We encourage delegates during their attendance to use public transport for their travel and work closely with local authorities to to provide easy access to the local networks. 

Visit our PLAN YOUR VISIT page for more information.


Our mission is to give our colleagues, the markets we serve, and our wider communities access to extraordinary people and diverse insights.

Through our live and data-driven digital services, we cultivate connections, provide meaningful content, and celebrate authenticity. We strive to create a safe and transparent environment where unique perspectives and all ideas can be shared and acknowledged.

We believe in sustainability and continuous learning as it strengthens our people, our products, and our markets. In order to be more, we must do more. Together, we will continue to listen, innovate, and act as a driver of change to build a business that reflects the communities we connect.


We believe a sustainable event focuses on three main aims...

Social responsibility

We want Biotech Showcase to be run in a socially responsible manner. To do so, we are focusing on:

  • Doing business safely and ethically
  • Considering wellbeing and accessibility
  • Creating a positive impact on our host cities and measuring our impacts
  • Supporting sponsors and partners in donating to local and industry-related charities

Environmental responsibility

Biotech Showcase will be run in an increasingly environmentally responsible manner, focusing on:

  • Reducing carbon emissions through energy efficient venues 
  • Designing our events to eliminate waste
  • Considering sustainability credentials for every item sourced for the event

Sustainable development

Our aim is for Biotech Showcase to promote long-term sustainable development - in the way that we run the event but also in how it's implemented in the market as a whole. We are committing to: 

  • Using our content to support the sustainability of the industry
  • Developing close partnerships with relevant charities, companies and associations and giving them a platform to promote their work 
  • Facilitating discussions on pertinent topics: diversity & inclusion, gender balance, sustainability trends, the impact on the environment and more


FasterForward is Biotech Showcase's approach to sustainability, moving faster to become a zero waste and net zero carbon business. 

A series of activities and commitments carried out by Informa and it's partners between 2020-2025 will ensure our events become ever more sustainable, delivering a truly positive impact to the markets we serve. We will also actively help our partners, customers and wider markets to achieve the same.

Our FasterForward commitments include:

  • Enable one million disconnected people to access networks and knowledge by 2025
  • Become carbon neutral across our events by 2025
  • Halve the waste generated through our events by 2025
  • Embed sustainability inside 100% of our events by 2025

See the full list of commitments and find out more >>


Would you like to work with us on the sustainability of our event? Would you like to share your own story and efforts? Contact the event team or reach out to Informa’s sustainability team for more information: