Welcome Message from President

Act now to join BIOHK2023

Hong Kong has opened its borders to the world! The Hong Kong government has launched the ‘Hello Hong Kong!’ campaign to spearhead its efforts for economic recovery and to complement this initiative, we offer the next chapter of Hong Kong Biotech – BIOHK2023 International Convention – to be held on 13th – 16th September at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.

Event Program Schedule: Daily Highlights

As one of Asia’s top financial centers, Hong Kong utilized the power of biotechnology to resist pandemic-induced economic decline and significant demographic shifts are spurring Hong Kong’s emergence as a new player in innovative healthcare. As a city with a rich history in industrial development and innovation, and one that is frequently coined “Asia’s World City”, there is no better place to bring together biotech companies from both East and West other than here at BIOHK2023. It is now the best time to converge in Hong Kong and catch up with the latest information about the biotechnology industry at our BIOHK2023 International Convention!

Backed by staunch support by the Central Government to develop Hong Kong into an international innovation and technology center, the Hong Kong Government has devoted tremendous efforts to promote biotech development. The scale of biotech fundraising in Hong Kong is second largest in the world, with 53 pre-revenue companies raising about HKD116 billion as at end-October 2022. A new listing regime under Chapter 18C of the Listing Rules has recently been introduced to further lower the bar for innovative technology enterprises with high growth potential that seek to list on the Hong Kong stock exchange.

Hong Kong is considered the gateway to China due to its unique status as a special administrative region, which offers a rich source of opportunities for overseas investors looking to capitalize on the continued growth of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) – a scheme initiated by the Chinese government to link Hong Kong, Macau and 9 other cities along the Pearl River Estuary and form an international technology and innovation center rivaling that of Silicon Valley. With its strong exposure and international integration, Hong Kong has become the go-to stepping stone for Chinese companies looking to expand abroad. As such, owing to its geopolitical advantage, the presence of world-class universities, and its reputation as the No. 1 biotech IPO market in Asia, Hong Kong is a safe harbor for global investors to reap benefits at the epicenter of Asia’s biotech revolution. It is our hope that BIOHK2023 will help set this in motion.

Hong Kong’s position in the Greater Bay Area enables companies to tap into vast pools of talent and funding in mainland China. COVID-19 has accelerated the growth of the biotechnology industry and expanded its impact on solving humanity’s biggest health problems. From AI-assisted drug developments to emerging state-of-the-art biotechnologies, enormous advances have been made during the pandemic period. For example, the introduction of mRNA vaccines is a timely reminder to the world of the importance of biotech. It is our mission to showcase these advancements and foster collaboration at BIOHK2023.

We are aiming to bring you the world-class biotech convention. Our BIOHK2023 Presidents are from different disciplines of biotech spanning over years from academia to venture capital. BIOHK2023 will be one of its kind – all the modern biotech elements on display to bring you a full range of biotech to discover. Business opportunities are best made face to face and BIOHK2023 will continue to offer large-scale networking opportunities in September 2023.

BIOHK2023 is an event no-one in the biotech industry can afford to miss! Whether you want to expand your global network, to explore new markets, to attract government and/or private funding or to invest in the next biotech unicorn, BIOHK2023 is the platform to facilitate your wishes. Act now to seize the many opportunities available and to engage with global industry leaders. There are now just over 50 days left before event opening; take this last chance to register, to submit an abstract, to propose and organize a topic session and to reserve your booths.

We look forward to seeing you in BIOHK2023.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Albert Cheung-hoi YU, PhD, JP, President, BIOHK2023

Dr. Guoliang YU, Co-president, BIOHK2023; Chairman & CEO, Apollomics Inc.

Mr. Ping CHEN, Co-president, BIOHK2023; Main founder, AusvicCapital