Swiss-Chinese Life Sciences Forum 2018

“Chinese Pharma Goes Global”

September 13, 2018 / 13:30 – 17:30
Novartis Campus, Basel
Tickets: CHF 80.- / seat numbers are limited


Eventbrite - Swiss Chinese Life Sciences Forum 2018

The Chinese Pharma industry is rapidly upgrading its capabilities, moving from being a supplier of basic molecules and generics to becoming a major force in the development of innovative, molecular-targeted treatments and gene-based therapies. The Swiss Chinese Life Sciences Forum 2018 organised by BaselArea.swiss, the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz and the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Novartis offers insights into key players in the Chinese Pharma landscape and identifies opportunities for greater collaboration between Swiss and Chinese Pharma.

Key themes:

  • Innovation in the Chinese Pharma Industry
  • Internationalisation – Chinese Pharma companies go global
  • China’s recent regulatory reform and the impact on innovation
  • Swiss Pharma in China – the case of Novartis
  • Collaboration between European and Chinese Life Sciences companies

Expert Speakers include:

John Oyler, CEO and Founder of BeiGene www.beigene.com  
Nigel Sheail, Head, Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Development & Licensing Novartis International AG, Basel www.novartis.com
Bruno Delie - General Manager, Luye Supply AG www.luye-pharm.com/lvye_en/  
Michael Frizberg - President CMAB Biopharma International http://www.cmabbio.com
Larry Zhang - VP, Head of Public Affairs & CSR, Novartis China – Novartis Campus Shanghai Live Transmission www.novartis.com





BaselArea.swiss is the office for promoting innovation and inward investment for the cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Jura. The core function of BaselArea.swiss is to promote the strengths of the Basel region and to support both Swiss and foreign entrepreneurs and companies in the implementation of their innovation and business projects in the region. Through its comprehensive information platform, monthly Innovation Reports and more than 80 Innovation Events annually, Baselarea.swiss contributes to the sustainable positioning of the Basel region as a leading centre for innovation and business.








The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland has over 12,000 students and 2800 employees in its nine schools in the disciplines of Applied Psychology; Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics; Art and Design; Business; Education; Engineering; Life Sciences; Music; and Social Work. Its applied concept, its innovative research and its global network make the FHNW a diverse educational institution, a sought-after partner in industry and an attractive employer in Northwestern Switzerland.
The FHNW has worked intensively with China since the early 1990’s and today manages an extensive network of academic and governmental partners to offer opportunities for students, to promote social and commercial cooperation and to support joint research between Switzerland and China.



The Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) is a facilitator of sustainable economic relationships between Switzerland and the People’s Republic of China. The Chamber helps to establish and develop successful business interactions between Swiss and Chinese companies.
The Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce maintains close ties with Swiss and Chinese authorities, with economic associations and companies and with the media. It acts as an intermediary when difficulties arise and provides insight into all aspects of Swiss-Chinese economic relations. It issues reports and assessments on the subjects of trade and economic policy. The SCCC does not comment on political topics.
The Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce is present in all parts of Switzerland. It is the point of contact and the networking platform for Swiss and Chinese individuals and companies. It promotes communication among its members by organizing regular events and by making use of digital communication platforms. The SCCC is an association under Swiss law and finances itself primarily through membership dues.