When celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary next year, the conference organizers of NLSDays have decided to try out Copenhagen and the newly renovated Bella Centre for the first time.
After several years in Stockholm only and a handful of years in either Stockholm or Malmö, where NLSDays will be held September this year, SwedenBIO and the organizing committee decided it’s about time to meet the growing demand, embrace an even more Nordic approach and try out a somewhat larger venue in the Copenhagen Bella Center, which also hosted Bio Europe Spring in 2019, they state.
“We want to take the lead on gathering the Nordics as one life science region. The next step for us is then naturally to move the event to Denmark, for the 10th edition and then to circle it between Stockholm, Copenhagen and Malmö, while tightening our collaboration with Finland, Norway and Iceland,” says Helena Strigård, CEO, SwedenBIO, which is the lead organizer and founding father of NLSDays.
“We did it!”
The Danish-Swedish life science cluster organization Medicon Valley Alliance has been pitching the idea of Copenhagen as a potential host city for years.
”We did it! Back in 2016 we successfully pitched the idea of bringing NLSDays to Malmö and the Swedish part of Medicon Valley, and the 2017 NLSDays in Malmömässan was an all time high. Now we get to try Copenhagen. If NLSDays will then start to circulate between Stockholm, Malmö and Copenhagen on an ongoing basis two out of three times will be in Sweden and two out of three times will be in Medicon Valley,” says MVA CEO, Anette Steenberg, who has been in Stockholm on several occasion lately pitching the idea.
Life sciences in Denmark
As documented in the recently published analysis ”Life Science in Eastern Denmark” the Danes have reason for considerable optimism when it comes to life science and the development and investments in recent years.
”Life Science in Denmark is experiencing a boom in both employment and investment. In the Zealand and Capital Region alone 10 500 new life science jobs and 200 new life science companies have been created since 2017. In the same period investments in new production, R&D and office facilities has exceeded 33bn DKK, which is expected to generate an additional 3500 jobs” says Steenberg.
29th – 30th November 2023
NLSDays in Copenhagen is scheduled for 29th – 30th November 2023. For this year’s NLSDays in Malmö more than 1200 guest and 120 exhibitors have registered, but for the 10th anniversary in Copenhagen next year expectations are even higher.
“The ambition is to further expand and position NLSDays as the gateway to the Nordics when it comes to life science investments partnerships and deal-making.”
“The ambition is to further expand and position NLSDays as the gateway to the Nordics when it comes to life science investments partnerships and deal-making, and with a bigger venue in the brand new part of Bella Center we expect more than er 1500 international guest from more than 40 countries to have more than 4000 face-to-face meetings during the two-day conference,” says Managing Director of NLSDays, Olivier Duchamp-Giudicelli.
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