Progenesis (Dr. Hongwei Yu and myself) attended the 2017 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology last week in Montreal. Our compliments to the organizers for putting together an informative and timely program. Thanks especially for the partnering sessions that set a record number for this year’s meeting. Also thanks to the people of Montreal who were very gracious and welcoming hosts and rightly proud of their vibrant city. Progenesis met with 15 companies during this meeting and we have already had or have scheduled follow-up interactions by email, conference calls and submission of power point presentations. We look forward to attending next year’s World Congress in Philadelphia.