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.

For the third time, Life Science Nord Cluster becomes "Regional Host" for the successful partnering format BIO Europe. Already in 2007 and 2012 the event took place in Hamburg.

The most important meeting of the biotech industry

"The conference will once again offer the opportunity to convey an innovative, attractive and cosmopolitan image of the life science location of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein to over 4,000 high-ranking representatives from the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors," explains Cluster Manager and Managing Director of Life Science North Management GmbH, Dr. Ing. Hinrich Habeck. For the industry players from Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg, BIO Europe offers a good opportunity to show the international industry representatives their competencies and to develop new business options and cooperation opportunities.
Versatile program

The fact that this conference model has a promising future is shown by the steadily growing number of participants since 2012. At the three-day event, which took place on the grounds of the Hamburg Messe in 2019, around 4,400 participants from 61 countries are expected.

At the core of BIO Europe are the One-to-One Meetings, which are arranged in advance via the online partnering platform - at this year's conference more than 28,000 times. Hundreds of partnering cabins occupy a large part of the space, for example, in which confidential discussions take place, for example on business ventures or cooperation projects. The conference is traditionally heralded with a welcome reception, where the participants meet for the first time on a large scale. The meeting point for the participants during the BIO Europe is also the industrial exhibition with the North German joint stand or numerous evening network events. In addition, BIO Europe offers a high-caliber lecture program.

Support from industry and politics

"BIO Europe is the largest biotech and pharmacy B2B event in the world," said Life Science North Marketing Director Damir Pavkovic. "We quickly received commitments from local companies to sponsor the conference to support our role as a host cluster region."