Frequently Asked Questions about the BioCentury-BayHelix East-West Biopharma Summit:

Should I attend?

The East-West Biopharma Summit is designed to help C-Suite executives and investors rise to the challenges of globalization and form trusted cross-border relationships. You should attend if you are a globally minded biopharma executive or investor from the U.S., Europe, or Asia.

The program is tailored for strategic thinkers. It also includes 1x1 meetings, C-level networking, company presentations and an executive report from Insights Partner McKinsey & Co.

What will I learn?

This year’s Summit will include two plus days of strategic panels on how to rise to the challenges of globalization. Key topics include:

  • Recruiting and retaining diverse cross-border management teams.
  • Accessing world-class investors in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
  • Building and financing a MRCT (multiregional clinical trial) strategy.
  • Navigating regulatory sea changes in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
  • Choosing between partnering and M&A to globalize product development and commercialization.
  • Deciding whether or when a physical presence is required overseas.

    Are Globalization Challenges Really So New?

Yes. There have never been more emerging biopharmas developing transformational technology, and there has never been more money being invested in the biological revolution. But most of these innovator biotechs cannot create global value chains by themselves.

The urgency to globalize is transforming the entire biopharma ecosystem. The new paradigm, built on relationships, is what will be required to continue beyond the Bridge to Innovation.

What is the Bridge to Innovation, anyway?

It has been the anchor theme for BioCentury’s China Healthcare Summit since 2014. Over that time, the Summit has been tracking and measuring the pace of biopharma innovation in Asia. BioCentury and BayHelix call it "Building the Bridge to Innovation." At this year’s event, BioCentury and BayHelix pivot to a global platform to understand and overcome today’s challenges. As we do so, we will continue to use the Bridge to Innovation theme as an anchor for discussions among decision-makers and investors from the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Why is the Summit Important?

BioCentury’s Summits are THE forum for senior-level decision-makers and investors to debate globalization strategies and form trusted cross-border relationships. There is no other strategic venue of this kind. At this year’s event, we pivot to a global platform to understand and overcome today’s challenges. For the first time, BioCentury, BayHelix and our partners go East AND West to serve decision-makers and investors:

  • Face-to-face in Redwood City, CA; and
  • Digital access and virtual 1x1 meetings for participants throughout the world.

    The 2022 East-West Biopharma Summit demonstrates the commitment of BioCentury and BayHelix to build a global community – fully supported by face-to-face networking and 1x1 in-person and digital meetings for global attendees.

    How Can I Participate?

    You can register for the event by visiting

    If you are located outside of the U.S. or otherwise unable to join in person in Redwood City, CA, we have you covered! This year’s hybrid event allows you unfettered access to all the same event content and presentations through our digital platform. You will have the ability to watch live streams of all East-West sessions plus schedule virtual 1x1 meetings with those attending in person and virtually. In addition, all session recordings are available to watch for 30 days after the event.

    Are Sponsorship Opportunities Available?

    The East-West Biopharma Summit provides global visibility to Sponsors committed to innovation. Several packages are available with benefits including branding, tickets, and panelist opportunities. Please contact our team to learn more. Exclusive packages are filling up quickly, so contact us today!

    Are Presentation Opportunities Available?

    Absolutely! Nominations to become part of this year’s Presenting Company Class of 2022 are now being accepted. To apply to become a Presenting Company, click here.

When can I start scheduling 1x1 meetings with conference delegates?

This year there are two days of in-person 1x1 meetings (Nov. 15-16) followed by two days of virtual 1x1 meetings (Nov. 17-18). You may start scheduling meetings on Oct. 11. Before then, please make sure to update your bio and company profile in the 1x1 meeting scheduler so you are ready to schedule meetings.

How can complimentary access to BioCentury’s BCIQ platform help me at the East-West Biopharma Summit?

All delegates to the conference receive complimentary access to BioCentury’s BCIQ platform starting Oct. 11. BCIQ allows you to research pipelines, deals and financings to determine which companies you would like to meet at the East-West Biopharma Summit. BCIQ also includes a Presenting Company Dashboard that provides BioCentury’s analysis of the companies presenting at the East-West Summit. If you are attending the event in-person, please visit the BCIQ Help Desk to learn more about how this tool can help you have a more successful meeting.

I can’t attend in-person, can I still attend virtually?

Yes. Digital Access passes are available for anyone who cannot attend in person. Digital Access pass provides you with full access (live streaming + on-demand recordings) to all panels and presentations at the East-West Biopharma Summit. It also provides you with an opportunity to schedule virtual 1x1 meetings over two full days (Nov. 17-18).