Join us at BioTaiwan 2018 - one of the largest biotech events in Asia
Building Bridges with the Global Biotechnology Community
BioTaiwan 2018, the 16th annual biotech events is taking place next year July 18 - July 22 in Taipei, Taiwan. One of the largest gatherings of its kind in Asia is fully packed with five events in one includes the BioBusiness Asia conference for investment, conference on Greater China & Asia-Pacific Opportunities, company presentations and one-on-one partnering, seminars, workshops and BioTaiwan Exhibition with 1,310+ booths from more than 600+ companies.
Taiwan is undergoing a boom in biotechnology, rewarding years of dedicated effort from its stakeholders. More and more locally-developed drugs are entering late-stage clinical trials, and new companies, service providers and manufacturing facilities are emerging to fill rapidly growing industry needs. Overseas interest is picking up as well, with licensing, partnering and investment agreements at an all-time high. The total market capitalization of local publicly-listed biotech companies has soared, increasing 700 percent since 2008's capital market crash, rewarding stakeholders for their patience and support.
The biotech industry in Taiwan has a set of unique characteristics and strengths that make it an appealing prospect to the global life science community looking for partnership, investment or licensing opportunities. These include:
• Vibrant VC industry and capital markets
• Strong business and cultural ties to the Greater China market
• World-class clinical trial capability
• Transparent legal and business environment and strong IP protection
• Well established private-public partnerships with deep innovation pipeline
• Highly-educated, motivated and cost-effective workforce
• Executives with overseas training, global view and Big Pharma experience
• Strong government support, subsidies and tax breaks
With biotechnology targeted under the government's new '5 + 2' industry innovation plan--the 'five' being IoT (the Internet of Things), green energy, biotechnology, smart machinery, defense; and the 'two' being new agriculture and the 'circular economy'--significant investment and resources have been earmarked to ensure biotech's place as a future pillar of Taiwan's economy. BioTaiwan is the perfect platform to view its progress and to participate in its success. Over the past two decades, the combined efforts of industry and government have driven Taiwan's biotechnology sector to new heights, with results now clearly apparent. I believe that it is overdue for Taiwan to cement its place within the world biotechnology community, and for this community in turn to discover the exciting opportunities that await here within Taiwan.
Save your dates and join us to experience the vibrancy, innovation and inspiration of Taiwan biotech industry and explore the tremendous opportunities on offer at BioTaiwan 2018!