BIO-Europe is held annually in different cities and is an international forum to promote business development between pharmaceutical, financial and biotechnology companies. The event is Europe's largest partnering conference serving the global biotech industry. At this conference leading decision makers of the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and financial industry employed at emerging companies meet annually. Investors and pharmaceutical companies offer benefits to life-science companies that exceed financial investment. These benefits include information on questions reaching from regulatory and permit requirements to marketing and representations of interests for patients.