The 2011 Bio International Convention was a huge success for Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Pavilion experienced heavy traffic throughout the show, and the Pavilion hosted multiple announcements including the announcement of the Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership (“MIIP”), and a strategic alliance between Northern Ireland, Finland, and Massachusetts focused on tissue engineering. More than 30 business development meetings took place with international companies during our Global Connect sessions. The Massachusetts “Road to Revolution” Pavilion Reception, featuring Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas Menino and Senate President Therese Murray, was the best attended reception on the show floor. We ended the week with a surprise flash mob on Thursday to promote next year’s BIO International Convention in Boston!