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Bio Connections Australia

Translation | Commercialising Great Science | Partnering for Growth

29 July 2024 | Crown Promenade Melbourne

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Early Bird rate (Save $200) expires on 24 May 2024 // See Pricing below


The 7th Annual Bio Connections Australia will return to Melbourne in 29th July 2024 in the Crown Promenade Melbourne.

Bio Connections Australia is an annual event for the biotech industry which provides a unique platform for networking, discussion and thought leadership. The conference focuses on translating medical research into commercialisation, drug discovery and development, early phase clinical trials and expediting Australia’s great science into commercialisation.

Bringing together key industry stakeholders from across the ecosystem: biotech’s (both domestic and international), pharma, med tech’s, VC’s, and other investors, regulators, government, MRI’s, CRO’s, trial sites, universities and clinical trial networks. This 1 day event is a highlight on the ecosystems calendar ensuring ample Q&A, networking and talks from industry leaders.

To stay informed of speaker announcements, early bird discounts and the official agenda release register your interest.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Investing for Impact
  • Getting the most out of your partnerships
  • Trailblazing Success for Australian Biotech’s
  • Accessing Greater R&D Expertise
  • Digital Innovations in Clinical Trail Recruitment
  • The Key to a Successful Capital Raise & Non-Dilutive Funding
  • How do we get the Best Support from Government?
  • Data Licensing and IP
  • Navigating the Pathway to Success and Commercialisation

2024 Speakers

Dr Nina Webster

CEO & MD, Dimerix Limited

The Hon Gabrielle Upton FAICD

former NSW Government Minister, Board Member, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience

James Graham

CEO, Recce Pharmaceuticals

A/Prof Tina Soulis

Founder & Director, Alithia Life Sciences

Associate Professor Tam C. Nguyen

Deputy Director Research, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, IC, H3Healthcare

Saurabh Jain

CEO, TrialKey




Packages Price
One Day Conference$1795$1595+GST Early Bird Rate Early Bird Rate
Extras Price
Dinner $200+GST
Streamly Access Pass $150+GST
Packages Price
One Day Conference$250+GST
Extras Price
Dinner $200+GST
Streamly Access Pass $150+GST
  • Early Bird rate (Save $200) expires on 24 May 2024
  • Standard rate – from 25 May 2024


The discounted Biotech rate is available for start-up and SME Biotechs, pending approval from the event organisers. For more information on eligibility, contact

Breakfast Briefing

Getting the most out of your partnerships

What are you looking for in a partner? This session will include a series of short presentations followed by a breakout to more intimate roundtable discussions.

Each briefing will showcase a variety of specialist organizations enabling biotechs to equip themselves with the right information to make informed decisions and maximize the benefits of their partnerships with CROs and beyond.

The roundtables will be an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers about these services and explore opportunities for partnership.

Some of the areas we may cover in these briefings include:

  • Recruitment – new and innovative models, how do you access them?
  • Taking control of your clinical data
  • What are some of the pre-clinical program considerations to support a successful clinical trial?
  • Identifying clinical trial supply challenges in the early stage of trial design
  • Product eligibility for international pathways, are we ready?
  • Reducing start-up times, and how to position product/project to end customer.
  • How do you develop an effective safety & and efficacy program through a rigorous nonclinical strategy?

Register your interest to join the discussion;

For more information, contact:
Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
T: +61 (2) 9080 4318


Bio Connections Australia Networking Dinner

A yearly feature to round out this annual event is the Bio Connections Australia Networking Dinner which provides an additional opportunity to network and continue discussions in a relaxed informal setting. Stay tuned for more details!

Interesting in being the 2024 Bio Connections Australia Networking Dinner Host? Get in touch with

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Reconnect and re-engage with your industry peers at the Annual Bio Connections Australia Conference.

There are many opportunities for networking including social events such as the annual Bio Connections Networking Dinner, networking drinks, refreshment breaks and lunches, making this not just a conference… but an all-encompassing industry “experience”.

Event sponsorship or exhibiting will allow your organisation to:

  • Build relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Generate leads from a high-level, targeted audience
  • Close sales in a more personal manner than via phone
  • Demonstrate your product in person
  • Network with the industry
  • Build brand awareness

To see what is on offer please contact:

Danielle Newman
Senior Business Development Manager
T: +61 (2) 9080 4318

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Bio Connections Australia 2023

ConnectMe + Streamly

ConnectMe • Networking enhanced

All of our events utilise a bespoke dynamic smartphone app, ConnectMe – which guarantees attendees a premium event experience. Logins are sent prior to the conference commencement allowing you to check who’s attending, schedule in meetings and catch ups, participate in live Q+A and interactive polls, and much more. ConnectMe ensures you never miss a beat prior, during and post event.


Streamly • On-Demand video vault

Streamly is a new video platform from Informa Connect – hosting hours of session recordings from our events and more. Select the Streamly add-on at the checkout to receive year round access to exclusive On-Demand session recordings from all of our related healthcare events*. Login information will be sent post event.

* Note: In a minority of cases, speakers may request their sessions to be excluded from Streamly access.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

In Australia, we are committed to running our events in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Across Informa Connect we are focusing on the short and long-term sustainability impacts we have on customers and colleagues alongside the communities we work in.

We recognise that it’s not just about the way we produce our events and products but recognising that we have a role to play in providing a space to work in partnership together with our markets to inspire the sustainable development of the industries we serve.

To read more on our latest sustainability reports and Faster Forward initiatives – click here.

when & where

29 Jul 2024

Crown Promenade Melbourne
Power Street Reserve
8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
+61 (03) 9292 8888

We have secured a special accommodation rate from $255* per room per night, room only, for conference attendees at the Crown Promenade for the nights of the 28-29 July 2024 inclusive.

To book this rate, click here.

* Room availability and rates are subject to availability and valid until 7 days prior to the event, unless sold out prior.
Book early to avoid disappointment.


Still have a question?

General Information & Registration
Customer Service
+61 (0) 2 9080 4307

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities
Danielle Newman
+61 (2) 9080 4318

Speaking Enquiries
Katrina Bowns
+61 (2) 9080 4322

Marketing & Media Enquiries
Chris Shorthouse

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