BIO-Europe 2019 – 25th Annual International Partnering Conference

Published on 11 November 2019

BIO-Europe is a partnering conference for the life sciences industry that brings together international decision makers from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and financial sectors. It offers networking opportunities, workshop and panel participation, high-profile exhibitions and prearranged one-to-one meetings.

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Delegates from all parts of the biotechnology value chain come to BIO-Europe to identify, engage and enter into strategic relationships that drive their businesses forward. Investment and collaboration opportunities developed in prior BIO-Europe conferences have produced many highly successful business partnerships.

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Edison readers will receive $200 off registration using code ‘EIRemember200’.

What to expect

The BIO-Europe partnering event is expected to draw over 4,350 industry attendees for three days of high-level networking, representing more than 2,300 companies from over 60 countries.

Partnering as a business strategy has transformed drug development by bringing innovators and visionaries together with seasoned experts from every corner of the globe. Partnering at BIO-Europe is powered by EBD Group’s partneringONE, one of the industry’s most advanced networking systems that gives participants access to a large pool of potential partners and lets them arrange private one-to-one meetings with dozens of company targets. The system is industry specific, web based, interactive and uniquely suited for the needs of life science companies.

In addition to the programme, two key elements at our partnering events are the presenting companies and the exhibition. At BIO-Europe, presenting companies are grouped into tracks, including Biotech, Midsize Pharma, Next Generation and Academic Innovators. The high-exposure exhibition is the heart of the conference and is an opportunity to showcase products and services in a well attended event.

Program highlights

Featured speakers

  • Top of the pops: Greats of the past, leaders of the future
  • Immuno-oncology: Optimising success in the crowded partnering market, and trends for 2020
  • Evolving priorities in women’s health
  • Workable business models for AMR innovation
  • Digital therapeutic partnership landscape
  • The China market: Valuable opportunities, sophisticated business models, novel science
  • Emerging pharma first launch and partnering
  • Non-binding term sheet: Necessary evil or the key to success?
  • Market access Europe: How do smaller biotechs interact best with Europe’s decision makers?
  • Dealmaking in the microbiome field: The coming of age
  • Gene therapy valuation and deal trends
  • Best path forward for successful product development
  • EIT Health Innostars Awards pitch contest
  • Kate Bingham, managing partner, SV Life Sciences Advisers
  • Martin Gouldstone, Global SVP, Syneos One, Capital Solutions, Syneos Health
  • Annalisa Jenkins, Chair of the Board of Directors, Cell Medica
  • Claudia Karnbach, Head, Global Business Development and Licensing, Specialty Medicine, Pharmaceuticals Division, Bayer
  • Werner Lanthaler, CEO, Evotec
  • Rana Lonnen, Head, Search and Evaluation, Strategic Venture Capital, Novartis
  • Angeli Moeller, Head IT Business Partnering Research, Bayer
  • Jane Osbourn, VP, Research and Development, AstraZeneca and Chair, UK BioIndustry Association (BIA)
  • Paul Stoffels, Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and CSO, Johnson & Johnson
  • Friedrich von Bohlen, CEO, Molecular Health

Participating Edison clients

Oryzon Genomics RedHill Pharma RhoVac


BIO-Europe is produced by EBD Group, a leading partnering firm for the global biotechnology industry, with the support of the Biotechnology Innovation Organisation.

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Find out more or register here

Edison readers will receive $200 off registration using code ‘EIRemember200’.

2018 highlights

2018 BIO-Europe highlights


Event: BIO-Europe 2019 – 25th Annual International Partnering Conference
Date: 11–13 November, 2019
Location: Hamburg Messe, Messeplatz 1, 20357 Hamburg, Germany
Hosted by: EBD Group
About: The 25th annual BIO-Europe event is the largest biotechnology partnering conference in Europe. Over 4,350 global decision makers from biotechnology, pharma and finance attend BIO-Europe each year to identify new business opportunities and develop strategic relationships. Business development executives and dealmakers consider BIO-Europe a must-attend event and an effective business strategy that enables them to meet and present to numerous potential partners. BIO-Europe features one of the industry’s most advanced web-based partnering systems, enabling delegates from all parts of the biotechnology value chain to quickly identify, engage and enter into strategic relationships that drive their businesses forward.

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