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BioWin Day 2023

Empowering Belgian life sciences industry
8th edition

Industry leaders, investors, researchers and policymakers active in health and medical technology to meet in Belgium on September 21, 2023

Suarlée, Namur, Belgium, June 21, 2023 – BioWin, the health cluster of Wallonia, today announces the programme for the 8th biennial ‘BioWin Day,’ the premier event for life science professionals and decision-makers in biotech, biopharma, medtech and e-health. More than 400 Belgian and international organizations from the healthcare industry attended the last in-person edition, with 40 on-site exhibitors.

BioWin Day 2023 features an exhibition packed with structured networking sessions to facilitate new business connections. The programme includes interactive workshops with leading experts on ATMPs (Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products), growth & financing, health data and talent. To connect with other industry professionals, during the matchmaking sessions throughout the day attendees can organize one-to-one meetings.

Four interactive workshops focused on the cluster’s strategic projects will take place simultaneously:

One workshop will focus on ‘ATMPs in Belgium: challenges, opportunities and concrete initiatives.’ This will provide a comprehensive view of ATMPs in the country through informative presentations, insightful discussions and interactions with industry experts. Confirmed speakers include Ingrid Maes, from Inovigate, Birk Vanderweeën, from Legend Biotech, Diane Kleinermans, from INAMI/RIZIV and Christian Borgniet, from Exothera

– During the ‘Thriving in the biotech jungle: exploring strategies for growth in a bear market’ session, speakers will delve into the reasons behind the sustained interest of biotech investors in the face of turbulent times. Jan Van den Bossche, from Andera Partners; Bart De Leeuw, from Fund+; Benoît van den Hove from Euronext, Denis Dufrane, from Novadip Biosciences and Kristoff Vercruysse, from TargED Biopharmaceuticals will provide investor insight on how to navigate the dynamic biotech industry and capitalize on opportunities

– The session on ‘Unlocking the power of health data: pioneering the future in healthcare innovation,’ will offer a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with the secondary use of health data. Confirmed speakers include Hans Constandt, from the Health Data Agency; Benoit Macq, from UCLouvain and Jean Van Nuwenborg, from Inovigate

– During the ‘Nurturing talent in life sciences: strategies for sustainable HR development’ session, speakers will address ways to remedy the talent shortage. These include Sonja Willems, from the Observatory of the Belgian Pharma Industry, Xavier Pessesse, from the Centre de formation HeLSci-ULB, Geraldine Yung, from UCB, Laurence Candaten, from Randstad Professionals and Christel de Potter, from Hudson

“I am thrilled to share the details of our biennial flagship event. We have a day filled with interactive and informative workshops with high-level experts,” said Sylvie Ponchaut, managing director at BioWin. “We aim to empower and stimulate innovation and economic activity in the Belgian health ecosystem by providing our members with the opportunity to network with life science professionals from around the world.”

Registration for BioWin Day 2023 is open until September 20, 2023. For further information visit

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Practical information
September 21, 2023, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

BioWin HQ
Business Village Ecolys
Avenue d’Ecolys 2, 5020 Namur

By road:
From the A15 (E42) take exit 12: Gembloux/La Bruyère/Namur. GPS: 50.484902, 4.794974

By train:
Namur railway station is 6 km from the event site and only 2 stops on the bus (line E5) from the station to Business Center Ecolys. Buses run every hour.

Please contact us regarding local hotel accommodation. We have blocked a number of rooms at a preferential rate.

About BioWin
BioWin is the health cluster in Wallonia, Belgium, the regional reference for all stakeholders in health, biotech and medtech research, and innovation projects. It includes 250 members from the private, public and academic sectors.
Biowin’s mission is to accelerate innovation to meet tomorrow’s public health challenges and develop the knowledge, employment and competitiveness of all players in the health sector ecosystem. By bringing together all the innovation players in Wallonia’s life sciences field, BioWin aims to stimulate regional economic redeployment. The cluster is also involved in implementing the sector’s industrial policy (industrial innovation and research, training, support for business growth), to develop and anchor skills, knowledge and jobs.

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