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Richard Branson to Speak in San Diego

The founder of the Virgin Group will speak to a gathering of the biotech industry



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    Sir Richard Branson in March 2014.

    Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson is scheduled to speak at a biotech convention in San Diego this summer.

    The Biotechnology Industry Organization announced Thursday that Branson will be interviewed as the keynote event for its annual event taking place in San Diego June 23-26, 2014.

    Branson, 63, is the founder of the Virgin Group with a net worth of $4.6 billion, according to Forbes. That puts him at No. 6 among British billionaires.

    Not only will he speak about his own company's accomplishments but will also talk about the importance of the biotech industry.

    In November, Branson announced that NBC's TODAY would broadcast the inaugural commercial space flight of SpaceShipTwo.

    He and his adult children, Holly and Sam, will be the first private passengers to travel into space on the spaceship from Virgin Galactic’s terminal at Spaceport America in New Mexico.

    The BIO International Convention attracts thousands of attendees in the industry every year. For registration, schedule-at-a-glance, partnering, and exhibitor information, visit 2014 BIO International Convention.