15th annual european life sciences ceo forum - for partnering & investment

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We are pleased to announce that the 15th Annual European Life Sciences CEO Forum (ELSF) will take place on the 1st-2nd of March 2022 and will be part of the Sachs Spring Life Sciences Week, that will also incorporate the virtual 3rd Annual European HealthTech CEO Forum.

For the first time since the pandemic started, we are pleased to announce that we will be delivering the 15th ELSF as a hybrid event, with 2 days taking place in-person back in the Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel. The physical programme will consist of the usual physical panels and keynotes, which will be broadcasted live to the virtual audience. Additionally, there will be pre-arranged in-person meetings, live and on demand company showcases and a reception. The in-person event will be followed by an additional two days of virtual meetings available through the audio/video online meeting system.

Back for its 15th Annual Edition, this global bio-pharma industry event will address the main challenges for 2022, including investment, partnering and alliance management. Key players contribute their insights in panels which cover the macro picture as well as innovation in different therapeutic sectors.

The main programme for the 15th Annual ELSF is spread throughout 2 days (1st-2nd of March) and will include BioCapital & Investment Day and Bio-Pharma Partnering & Therapeutics Day. The two days will feature more than 12 hours of high-level speeches and panel discussions. In addition, there is a global company showcase of 50+ presentations by established public, private, emerging and seed companies, offering innovative solutions and seeking investment and partnering opportunities. We are planning dedicated tracks of showcases taking place in-person, in addition to showcases available on demand virtually. We anticipate 400+ delegates will register for the forum from all Life Sciences sectors, with the target audience being corporate and financial investors/partners, bankers and advisors, with two-thirds of people participating in person.

The virtual meetings will be taking place on the 28th of February and 3rd- 4th of March, while in-person meetings will take place on the 1st-2nd of March. For the virtual meetings, the system will allow you to have a secure audio/video call, as well as option to present slides using screen share function and we will have a dedicated room for in-person meetings. Moreover, the system for virtual meetings will be open for 12 hours a day, and we expect 1000+ meetings completed during SSLSW. The conference will be held in the Central European Time Zone. The programme will consist of:

BioCapital & Investment Day (Tuesday, 1st of March)

  • State of the Industry Panel
  • VC, Private Equity Funds Panel
  • Platform Technologies & Novel Therapeutics Panel
  • Major Trends in Raising Capital in the USA Panel
  • Advances in Gene & Cell Therapies Panel
  • Early Stage Innovation & Investment Panel
  • Rising Stars Session

Bio-Pharma Partnering & Therapeutics Day (Wednesday, 2nd of March)

  • Pharma M&A and Partnering Panel
  • Immuno-Oncology BD & Partnering Panel
  • Advances in Immuno-Oncology Panel
  • Vaccines & Infectious Diseases Panel
  • Recent Advances in Alzheimer’s & Other Neurodegenerative Disorders Panel

In-person Meetings - 1st -2nd of March

Virtual Meeting via Online Meeting System - 28th of February, 3rd – 4th of March

Networking Reception - 1st of March


Basic Online Meeting System Access with 10 meeting invitations will be provided complimentary for qualified institutional (buy/sell-side), private equity and venture investors. The number of passes are limited, and priority is given to regular participants, however the organiser has the discretion to reject passes. Other participants may consider purchasing access, which includes in-person or virtual participation, with different options to showcase your company.
The Online Meeting System will open on the 14th of February for uploading profiles and sending meeting invites. Virtual meetings will take place on the 28th of February and from 3rd- 4th of March and meetings in-person will take place on the 1st-2nd of March. The system will allow you to have a secure audio/video call, as well as option to present slides using screen share function for virtual meetings and will have a dedicated room for in-person meetings. Meetings will last for 30 minutes. The number of meeting invites defines how many requests can be sent. If a meeting invite is declined, you will receive an invite credit back that can be reused. The number of invites does not restrict how many meeting invitations you can receive.

Alternatively, free access to view live sessions virtually is provided to interested and qualified participants (except service providers). This will allow us to increase the size of the virtual audience and provide a higher exposure for participating companies. Additionally, you can purchase a Video on Demand pass, which will allow you to view not only live sessions, but also recordings of all sessions, in addition to speaker and company profiles and their presentations.


Gain additional exposure to high-level decision makers by presenting at the forum, which offers excellent opportunities to showcase your company’s investment and partnering offering. This typically includes technology and financial highlights. This adds to the news flow from the forum and generates greater interest in meetings from other delegates.

We are pleased to announce that once again we will have 10-minute and 20-minute presentations taking place in-person at the dedicated presenting tracks, where you will be able to showcase your company in front of investors attending the physical event. The recording will be added to your company’s profile later, which will be available on demand for registered participants until the portal closes. There are also a limited number of 20-minute Spotlight presentations with additional branding to provide even higher exposure, which will be taking place live during the main programme after relevant panel discussion, broadcasted live to the virtual audience and available on demand afterwards.

​For those who are not able to join the event or present in-person, but interested to join the companies’ showcase on demand, there is an option to purchase either a 10 or 20 minute presentation, which will be pre-recorded in advance and available to all registered attendees before, during and after the conference on the event’s portal. Start-up companies, which are looking for seed financing are also offered a complimentary 5-minute showcase in their registration package. The Sachs team can assist with the pre-recording of the presentation, or you can upload a video you already have. Interested viewers will be able to message or request a meeting with you using the Online Meeting System.


Make connections, engage in conversation, and exchange knowledge with key decision-makers eager to learn how your company can help them meet their goals and achieve their mission. Exhibiting at Sachs Spring Life Sciences Week is an effective way to gain leads, introduce new products and services, expand sales, and build relationships.

If attending physical event, we have a limited number (limited to 3 companies) of table-top exhibitions available at the venue, which would be located at the main registration and break room, where the lunch and reception will take place and where we have the highest attendee traffic.

For those who are not able to join the event or exhibit in-person, you could choose virtual exhibition package, which includes a dedicated virtual page, where we can: upload your branded company’s profile and list ways to reach you; share video or images about services you provide; have files ready for download, if you wish to share any additional information with potential clients.

If interested to learn more about exhibition options, please fill in registration form.


There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities for the forum, which includes speaking, advertising, and branding options. Sponsors typically include investment banks and funds, large pharma, technology companies and service providers, including Stock Exchanges, IR companies, CROs, international lawyers and consulting companies. Tailored packages are available upon request. You can view latest event’s sponsors here.

To learn more about presenting, exhibition or sponsorship opportunities, please fill in registration form or contact us at SachsTeam@noSpamSachsForum.com or by phone + 44 (0)203 463 4890.

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