‘Building relationships for a better healthcare environment’

On the 24th of August 2001, a group of business and licensing executives united in Basel and founded the Swiss Pharma Licensing Group.  The first Board defined objectives, recruited members and set up the foundation for today’s association.

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Early Bird Offer Closes 15th December 2016

 Save your place, register now!

With almost 50 participants registered and just under two months remaining until the Swiss HLG Winter Conference “Healthcare Megatrends” begins, don’t wait any longer and secure your place to be part of this must-attend meeting for all BD&L professionals. This year’s theme will cover various aspects of megatrends and how external factors are impacting on the BD activities. Main conference streams cover demographic and economic perspectives, life sciences megatrends, the global(ization) perspective as well as information technology megatrends.

Join us on Sunday January 29th for our 25th Swiss HLG conference in the completely privatized Jugendstil hotel Paxmontana, in the centre of Switzerland for 2 days of presentations, debates, personal development and networking! You will also have the opportunity to meet with founding members and celebrate our 15th anniversary on Monday. Benefit from the interactive personal development session on Sunday “Use of Social Media Beyond Business Networking”!

Find out more about our final program, confirmed keynote speakers and speakers at our >>> conference website

  • Nicholas Benedict, Co-Founder & CEO, Allecra Therapeutics
  • Alexandra V. Eberhard, Managing Director Europe, Executive VP Sciences, Signals Analyticals
  • Mikael von Euw, CFO and Member of the Board of Directors, Biovotion TBA
  • Sharon Finch, CEO, Medius Research
  • Germo Gericke, Global Program Head, Oncology, Novartis Pharma
  • Fred Harms, Vice-President, European Healthcare Foundation
  • Dominik Hotz, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Rong Hui Gao, Managing Director, G-Med Consulting
  • Michel Pettigrew, President, Executive Board & COO, Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Eric Rhodes, CEO, ERS Genomics
  • Richard Ridinger, CEO, Lonza Group
  • Otto Schwarz, Executive Vice President, COO, Actelion Pharmaceuticals
  • Robert Sebbag, VP Access to Medicines, Sanofi
  • Thomas Szucs, Chairman of the Board, Helsana Health InsuranceThomas Szucs, Chairman of the Board, Helsana Health Insurance
  • Gregg Talbert, Global Head of Strategic Partnering, Roche Partnering

>> Register now, the early bird offer expires soon!

You can find the full conference details, including the Bios of the speakers, at our Winter Conference Website.


2016-09-13The Emergence of 26 New Life Science Business Models

November saw the Swiss HLG hold their first webinar, which members met with a lot of interest. Professor Brian D. Smith guided members through his evolutionary approach to how business models in the life science industry are changing. He also provided key insights into how they could keep their business at the top of the ‘Pharma Jungle’.

If you would like to find out more details about this topic, Prof. Smith has written a book on the subject, Darwin’s Medicine.  You can purchase the book here.

We have more webinars planned for 2017, some of which will be available to friends and members of Swiss HLG. We will keep you up to date, as we roll out more of our start-up initiatives in the new year.


The Emergence of 26 New Life Science Business Models

presented by Prof. Brian D. Smith


Thursday 17th is only one day away and our virtual lecture hall is filling fast! Make sure you register to find out how to adapt your firm to thrive in a changing market.

Follow this link to our online registration and log on at either 1 pm or 5 pm on Thursday the 17th of November to join.

We look forward to meeting you there.

November 24th, 2016, Lugano

Limited Places and only 8 Days Remaining for Registration!


Swiss HLG, in collaboration with Inartis, Agire and CP Start-up, are excited to present their joint Start-up conference, to be held from 9.30am – 16.00pm, on the 24th of November, 2016 in Lugano, Ticino.

If you’re interested in start-ups, if you want to tap into years of industry know-how, and you are keen to get some hands-on experience, then this conference is for you.

Participants are limited, and >>>registration is essential

For full conference details, view our flyer.

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