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BioTechNZ’s next chapter

In this issue

  • Insights from our Executive Director 
  • Life Sciences Summit 
  • News and events 

Insights from the Executive Director 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the inaugural Life Sciences Summit 2023!  After so many years of remote working, it was an absolute delight to reconnect and hear what has been happening across Aotearoa and where we need to be striving for the future. We have plenty of work planned for the year ahead, and I will keep you updated on forthcoming activities and events.  

Life Sciences Summit 2023 Wrap-up

Thank you to everyone who made our summit possible — all the speakers, panellists and facilitators who shared their valuable insights and thought leadership, including our wonderful host Victoria Metcalf and Melemafi Porter. We were delighted to learn that 89% of the attendees view the event as a key forum for the growth of the sector. View our photo gallery here. Special thanks to our incredible sponsors who made the Life Sciences Summit 2023 possible, especially our Diamond Sponsor, Callaghan Innovation. 

During our two day programme we featured:

  • 42 sessions
  • 26 exhibitors
  • 30 sponsors
  • 63 speakers
  • 397 summit attendees

I’m already looking forward to next year! Save the date for 26-27 March 2024 in Wellington, New Zealand. Please register your interest here and we’ll keep you updated with news and information.

Meet our Hall of Fame!

For those who missed our dinner at the Life Sciences Summit Dinner, BioTechNZ recognised the contribution of a number of individuals who have worked tirelessly within our sector and made significant impact. They were inducted into the BioTechNZ Hall of Fame for their outstanding contribution to biotechnology in New Zealand. I was honoured to acknowledge William Rolleston, Duncan Macintosh, Kjirsten Wiig and Brian Ward in BioTechNZ’sHall of Fame Award. Read more and meet our Hall of Fame

Introducing our new Animal Health Curious Innovation event series

Our brand new series supported by Callaghan Innovation, and our regional partner Wellington UniVentures and Brandon Capital, is connecting innovation, partnerships, investment and networking opportunities.

  • Thursday 18 May, 2023, 3:45- 6:00pm
  • Te Toki a Rata – Main Foyer
  • Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington

Connections and contacts are critical in any sector including the Animal Health sector. This networking opportunity is bringing together animal health industry leaders, researchers, government, investors, and innovators to discuss the latest issues and opportunities New Zealand is facing with regards to animal health. 

Our request for this networking function is to please bring a friend, colleague or plus one that is involved or interested in the animal health sector to help us build this community.  

Register here

Welcome to our new members 

The Life Science Summit was a great place for companies to network, see the value of our membership and I would like to extend a generous welcome to our new members

Ngā mihi
Zahra Champion
Executive Director

PS: Please share your success stories with us so we can feature your news in an upcoming newsletter!

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