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

Who should attend?

  • The East-West Biopharma Summit is designed for VCs, CEOs, CFOs, CBOs, and decision makers from across the innovation ecosystem.
  • It is the place to network, partner and debate strategies for global development.
  • It is the place to build trusted cross-border relationships.
  • If you are a US or European biopharma executive, it is the place to find your next partner or investor from Asia, right in the heart of Kendall Square.

The program is tailored for:

  • China/Asia biotechs that want to showcase their innovative R&D to potential Western partners and investors.
  • Western biotechs that want to learn about opportunities in China/Asia.
  • Investors looking for cross-border opportunities for themselves or portfolio companies.

    Who will I meet?

    Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with VCs, CEOs, CFOs, CBOs, and decision-makers shaping the future of innovation – from both the East and West including executives from:

    3E Bioventures Capital, 6 Dimensions Capital, Blackstone Life Sciences, CBC Group Investment Management Ltd., Eight Roads Ventures, GlaxoSmithKline, Illumina Ventures, Johnson and Johnson, Jones Day, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Merck & Co. Inc., Novartis, Roche, Sofinnova Investments, SR One Capital Management, Third Rock Ventures, Trillium Medical Ventures, among others.

    Click here for a complete list of East-West Biopharma Summit 2022 attending organizations.

    What will I learn?

This year’s Summit will include two-plus days of strategic panels on:

  • Strategies for global drug development and market access
  • Best models for globalizing biotech value
  • Finding the right partner to extend your financial runway

    When is the Summit?

The East-West Biopharma Summit takes place Oct. 2-4, 2023, in Kendall Square, Cambridge Mass. This is the same week as a national holiday in China. It is when China biotech leaders often visit the U.S. We expect many to attend the East-West Summit this year, in person.

Can’t attend in person? There are also two bonus days of virtual partnering meetings, Oct. 5-6, 2023.

Why is the Summit Important?

For 10 years, BioCentury, BayHelix and Insights Partner McKinsey & Company have brought together a cross-border community of C-level executives and investors to network, partner and debate critical issues facing the global biotech industry.

The East-West Biopharma Summit is THE forum to debate globalization strategies and form trusted cross-border relationships. There is no other strategic venue of this kind.

The Summit is particularly important this year: Facing long-term capital shortages, biopharma companies are under intense pressure to find creative solutions to keep their innovations alive.

One solution is to pursue global development strategies.

How Can I Join?

Please register at

If you are unable to join in person, register instead for a Digital Pass, which includes two days of virtual one-to-one meetings.

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!

Can I present?

Absolutely! BioCentury is accepting nominations to join this year’s Presenting Company Class. To apply, click here.

When can I start scheduling one-to-one meetings?

This year there are two days of in-person one-to-one meetings (Oct. 3-4) followed by two days of virtual one-to-one meetings (Oct. 5-6).

You may start scheduling meetings on Sept. 5. Before then, please make sure to update your bio and company profile in the meeting scheduler.

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

All delegates to the conference receive complimentary access to BioCentury’s business intelligence platform starting Aug. 28.

You may research pipelines, deals, and financings to determine which companies you want to meet at the East-West Biopharma Summit. There is also a Presenting Company Dashboard that helps you to review BioCentury’s analysis of each company presenting at the East-West Summit.

What if I can’t attend in-person?

Digital Access passes are available if you cannot attend in person. Digital passes provide full access (on-demand recordings) to all panels and presentations at the East-West Biopharma Summit. You may also schedule virtual one-to-one meetings over two days (Oct. 5-6).