BIO-Europe Spring® 2014 partnering event brought over 2,000 life science executives to Turin, Italy last week

The eighth annual BIO-Europe Spring® international partnering conference took place last week, March 10–12 in Turin, Italy. The event, held at the Oval Lingotto conference center, welcomed more than 2,000 participants representing over 1,200 companies from 42 countries vying for 2,115 licensing opportunities.

More than 10,700 one-to-one meetings took place at the event between companies across the life science value chain, from large biotech and pharma companies to financiers and innovative startups.

“BIO-Europe Spring was a success both in terms of the high level of delegates that attended the event and in putting the spotlight on Turin as an international business destination and leader in the Italian bio-business community,” said Florian Schoenhammer, Group Managing Director, EBD Group. “As the springtime counterpart to our fall event, BIO-Europe Spring is a benchmark for life science partnering for the year, and I think the 2014 edition has successfully demonstrated the prosperity and vibrancy of the sector.”

Host organizations for the 2014 event included the Torino Chamber of Commerce, within the framework of Piemonte Health & Wellness, a project funded by Regione Piemonte; Unioncamere Piemonte; the local Chambers of Commerce; and Piemonte Agency with the support of the bioPmed innovation cluster.

“The Torino edition of BIO-Europe Spring has been a great success for all of us: over 2,000 participants, 1,200 companies, 11,000 one-to-one meetings, 42 represented countries. In addition to these remarkable figures, I want to underline the positive feedback we received about our city: the locations, the leisure and cultural program, the high quality services have positively impressed participants and EBD staff. I’m sure that the connections born in these days will carry on successfully in the future,” said Alessandro Barberis, President of Torino Chamber of Commerce.

“Hosting BIO-Europe Spring 2014 in Torino has been a great opportunity for the entire Piemonte region. Our enterprises are very satisfied with the results they got and the great potential of all the contacts they had during these days. We are very proud of the opportunity we had to show to the world the excellences of our region which is rich in innovation and becomes more and more an area of international reference for the scientific-industrial frontier through its network of institutions, companies, technology hubs and universities,” saidAgostino Ghiglia, Regional Minister for Innovation and Research.

The 2015 edition will be held March 9–11 in Paris, France, and will be hosted by Medicen Paris Region biocluster, a cluster for innovative therapies and advanced technologies in healthcare.

“The Medicen Paris Region biocluster is highly competitive, and works with our partners on synergies and innovative, collaborative projects that have enabled our region to become one of the global centers for translational medicine and a strength of the Paris region in central Europe,” said Jean Roch MEUNIER, General Manager of Medicen Paris Region biocluster. “We are thrilled to host BIO-Europe Spring 2015 and welcome international companies to experience the Paris region’s capacity for innovation.”

BIO-Europe Spring is the springtime counterpart to EBD Group’s flagship life science partnering conference, BIO-Europe®. Companies participate in one-to-one partnering meetings facilitated by EBD Group’s highly reputable partneringONE® platform.

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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.

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About BIO-Europe Spring® 2014

As the springtime counterpart to BIO-Europe®, BIO-Europe Spring® continues the tradition of providing life science companies with high caliber partnering opportunities. Featuring EBD Group’s acclaimed partnering system, partneringONE®, the event enables delegates to efficiently identify, meet and get partnerships started with companies across the biotech value chain.

In addition to productive partnering, BIO-Europe Spring offers high level workshops, panels, company presentations, and a lively exhibition. The program features executive level panelists who openly share their insight and opinion on many important industry issues. The company presentation tracks provide a forum for innovative start-ups, established biotech companies, and large and midsize pharma to present information on products, partnering opportunities and corporate strategy.

Combined, these elements create an insightful and productive event that will have you coming back year after year.

BIO-Europe Spring is produced by EBD Group, the leading partnering firm for the global biotechnology industry, with the support of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

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