BIO-Europe® 2014 Kicks off Its 20th Year as Life Science Partnering Leader

Event will be held in Frankfurt, Germany this year

BIO-Europe 2014

CARLSBAD, Calif. & NEW YORK & FRANKFURT, Germany--()--The twentieth annual BIO-Europe® international partnering conference will take place November 3–5 in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Portalhaus Messe Frankfurt conference center.

“BIO-Europe has continued to be the leading European life science partnering event because of the high caliber companies that bring their teams to partner,” said Florian Schoenhammer, Group Managing Director, EBD Group. "In fact, this year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the event which has grown from just 97 attendees in 1995 to over 3,200 in 2013. The reason for this growth is simply that it continues to successfully facilitate dealmaking in the industry."

BIO-Europe is organized by EBD Group in collaboration with local hosts, the Hessian Ministry of Economic, Transport, Urban and Regional Development, aka Hessian Biotech; Hessen Trade & Invest; and the Cluster for Individualized ImmuneIntervention (Ci3), the City of Mainz and the State of Rhineland Palatinate.

Register for BIO-Europe before August 31 to receive a discount of EUR 200.

Highlights of the event are focused around partnering opportunities between leading dealmakers from biotech, pharma and finance, as well as a presenting companies track which provides direct access to innovative new drugs and technologies. The 2013 edition featured 184 company presentations from biotech and midsize pharma companies, next generation companies representing early stage projects and small entrepreneurial companies, and academic innovators.

The program of panels and workshops features industry thought leaders and executives speaking on topics relevant to industry decision makers. In addition to the regular program, there are featured pre- and post-events at BIO-Europe, including the Advanced Business Development Course, the China Forum, and an offering from Pharmaceutical Licensing and Collaboration Agreements: Legal Partnering. More information is available online.

BIO-Europe is Europe's largest partnering conference serving the global biotechnology industry. Companies participate in one-to-one partnering meetings facilitated by EBD Group’s highly reputable partneringONE® platform.

The 2013 edition featured 17,874 one-to-one partnering meetings, an all-time record. Over 3,200 delegates from 1,841 companies representing 56 countries attended. There were 184 company presentations with close to 3,600 licensing opportunities on offer, and 95 exhibitors at the event.

About BIO-Europe® 2014:

The 20th annual BIO-Europe is Europe's largest partnering conference serving the global biotechnology industry.

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

Follow BIO-Europe 2014 on Twitter: twitter.com/ebdgroup (hashtag: #BEU14). Or log on to the Life Science Partnering discussion forum on partnering360. The Group is your go-to discussion forum for news and topics related to BIO-Europe.

About EBD Group

EBD Group is the leading partnering firm for the global life science industry. Since 1993, biotech, pharma and medical device companies have leveraged EBD Group’s partnering conferences, technology and services to identify business opportunities and develop strategic relationships essential to their success.

EBD Group’s conferences are run with the support of leading corporations and international trade associations and include:

  • BIO-Europe® and BIO-Europe Spring®, Europe’s largest life science partnering conferences, supported by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • BioPharm America™, the fastest growing partnering event in North America
  • Biotech Showcase™, a unique forum in San Francisco for presenting to investors and business development executives, co-produced with Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors
  • BioEquity Europe, the investor conference co-organized with BioCentury Publications and BIO
  • ChinaBio® Partnering Forum, the first dedicated biotech/pharma partnering conference in China, co-produced with ChinaBio® LLC
  • EuroMedtech™, EBD Group’s partnering event for the innovative medical technology industry
  • The Global Impact Forum™, a unique and innovative partnering conference in impact investing and venture philanthropy.

EBD Group’s sophisticated web-based partnering service, partneringONE®, is used as the partnering engine at numerous third-party events around the world, and partnering360® is the open online community of life science dealmakers that enhances partnering experiences throughout the year.

EBD Group is an Informa company. Informa is the largest publicly-owned organizer of exhibitions, conferences and training in the world.

EBD Group has offices in the USA and Europe.

For more information please visit www.ebdgroup.com.

Contacts

EBD Group
Erin Righetti
+1-760-930-0500
erighetti@ebdgroup.com

BIO-Europe® is Europe's largest partnering conference serving the global biotechnology industry. (Graphic: Business Wire)

BIO-Europe® is Europe's largest partnering conference serving the global biotechnology industry. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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The twentieth annual BIO-Europe® international partnering conference will take place November 3–5 in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Portalhaus Messe Frankfurt conference center.

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Contacts

EBD Group
Erin Righetti
+1-760-930-0500
erighetti@ebdgroup.com