Zurich: a Fertile Breeding Ground for Life Sciences Conventions

Since the beginning of the new millennium, the innovative field of life sciences has been the fastest-growing sector in the business and convention city Zurich.

In Zurich, organizers of life sciences events find an innovative, fast-growing cluster and an attractive meeting and convention infrastructure.

Since the beginning of the new millennium, the life sciences sector in Canton Zurich has been booming like no other, and with annual growth rates of over 8 percent it is flourishing to an above-average degree, both nationally and internationally.

The recipe of success: in Zurich’s life sciences cluster, academic excellence and innovation come together with entrepreneurial spirit and financial strength. Support initiatives such as the Bio-Technopark Schlieren help spin-offs from Zurich’s renowned universities to achieve a breakthrough – and with it prosperity for the life sciences hub.

Networks such as the Life Science Business Network promote the exchange between industry, science and research, thus strengthening the region in the long term. The Zurich Convention Bureau supports these initiatives and is therefore a member of the Life Science Business Network.

In addition to internationally active, dynamic SMUs, various global players are also among the over 1,000 life sciences companies that are domiciled in the business location Zurich. Besides biotech and pharma, medical technology is particularly strongly represented in Zurich.

A first-class and multifaceted convention infrastructure, an airport with excellent connections all over the world, and the close vicinity of the Swiss mountains and lakes all contribute towards lively industry meetings in Zurich.

The team at the Zurich Convention Bureau advises and assists event organizers in the life sciences sector in planning and organizing events in Zurich.

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