Life Sciences Baltics – where science and business meet
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In September more than 1,500 of life sciences professionals will flock to Vilnius, bouncing in and out of the conference sessions and joining colleagues for the networking in the Life Sciences Baltics, the largest bi-annual life science event in the Baltic countries.
The event taking place on 26-27 of September is the site of successfully secured and sealed between science and business. The Life Sciences Baltics is also great for rubbing elbows with the investors, academic and governmental institutions that drive the industry.
The most important thing is to make connections and catch up with people in person. During the two days event an opportunity is offered to get access to pretty much anyone and smaller companies have a great chance of a shot at a meeting with would-be partners. Roughly 1,500 B2B meetings will take place with a possibility of one connection to snowball into profitable deal.
Life Sciences Baltics dedicates part of the event to exhibitors who showcase their products, ideas and services. This year around 70 companies are expected to be splayed across Litexpo, the largest exhibition centre in the Baltic countries. An exhibitor package includes 2 full access visitor passes, access to welcome reception and gala dinner and access to B2B partnering event. The exhibition space is usually packed with smiling delegates representing state or national economic development organizations and business delegations from more than 30 countries, thus creating a real chance to harvest potential partners for future collaborations.
Conference-goers are usually happy to learn about various aspects of life sciences from people who are world-known experts in the field. This year around 40 speakers will present their topics at the international forum, among them the most anticipated is the keynote speech by Nobel prize winner who will be announced shortly.
The first day of the forum will feature six sessions on the mechanics of genetic diseases, challenges of immune-oncology treatment, 3D printing in medicine, the role of personalized medicine, digital health. The topics of the second day will include laser applications, stem cells and research as the impulse for the industry.
Special attention is paid to one of the industry’s drivers – growing community of life sciences startups. Just prior the event an intensive two day long training course will take place. Up to 30 startups from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are expected to take part in the Life Sciences Baltics 2018 Startup Masterclasses. 10 best startups will have a chance to pitch their ideas at the Pitch challenge during the Life Sciences Baltics forum. Previous winners of the pitch challenge include a med-tech startup Koatum, based in Riga.
A Lithuanian governmental agency for business promotion and export fostering Enterprise Lithuania will host Life Sciences Baltics for the fourth time already. Compared to the first event, the number of participans increased twice and the event serves as a sort of barometer for the potential of the life sciences in the Baltics. In Latvia, the partner of the event is Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA).
The Baltic countries are more than ready to take their life sciences sector to the next level and position themselves as a go to destination for international companies. Save the dates: 26-27 September 2018!
Life Sciences Baltics team encourage you to visit www.lsb2018.com and watch social media profiles: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LifeSciencesBaltics/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/LSBForum) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/life-sciences-baltics/).