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The Emergence of 26 New Business Models in the Life Science Industry

In this webinar, Professor Brian D Smith will share the results of his latest research into how the pharma, MedTech and related sectors are evolving. You will have the opportunity to listen to and question Professor Smith as he describes:

  • How evolution works in the life sciences industry
  • The six great technological and social shifts that are shaping its landscape
  • The emergence of 26 distinct, new business models
  • What lessons enable firms to direct and accelerate their own evolution and success in a dynamic market.


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Members will be invited to this cutting edge webinar in early October. In the meantime, we recommend that you reserve the date in your diary.  To become a member and to enjoy this benefit and many more, click here

There will be two opportunities to hear Professor Smith, at both 1 pm, or 5 pm, local Swiss time (GMT +02:00), on Thursday, November 17th, 2016.

You might also be interested in our special Members only, 50% discount that we have arranged on Professor Smith’s book, “Darwin’s Medicine: How New Business Models are Emerging in the Life Sciences Sector.” Click here for the link to the website

It’s September 22nd, our new conference website has gone live, and Registration is now open!

This year’s Winter Conference topic is:

“Healthcare Megatrends – How do they influence business models and deal structures?”

It will be held on the 29th-31st January 2017, at the Jugendstil Hotel Paxmontana, Flüeli Ranft. We would like to invite you to visit our new conference website .  Here you can explore our Healthcare Megatrends programme, find out how to join us for this exciting conference and, our 15th Jubilee anniversary.

Click on our Participation Page, for all the early bird specials and registration details.

Find out all the latest Programme details here.  This page will be updated regularly, to keep you informed as our speaker list is finalised and topics evolve.  You’ll already find information on a few of our speakers, including:

Michel L. Pettigrew
President of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer, Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Thomas Szucs
Chairman of the Board, Helsana

Dominik Hotz
Partner, PWC

Gregg Talbert
Global Head of Strategic Partnering, Roche

If you have any queries that are not answered on the Winter Conference website, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Swiss HLG.



Start-ups, Life Science and Business in Ticino


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

This conference and workshop is the expression of a joint desire by organisers to promote Life Science Start-ups in Ticino. Each organisation is bringing its own expertise to support entrepreneurs and will share the expertise and knowledge, already available.

The venue for the conference is the beautiful LAC (Lugano Arte e Cultura), the new home of the Lugano Theatre, Opera and Museum, situated right on Lugano Lake.

If you’re interested in registering for the conference, please send an email to and insert the following, into your subject line: “Yes, I would like to register for the Autumn Start-up Conference”.  We will contact you with further details.

For full programme details and a list of speakers, download the brochure here: flyer-ticino-conference-24th-november-2016



The Swiss HLG Winter Conference aims to inspire and inform. Here is a glimpse of just a few of our upcoming outstanding speakers. They will share their insights on Healthcare Megatrends and the impacts they will have on our business models and deal structures.

Keynote Speakers and Confirmed Speakers

Michel L. Pettigrew
President of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Thomas Szucs
Chairman of the Board

Dominik Hotz

Gregg Talbert
Global Head of Strategic Partnering

The Program will be complemented by a Personal Development Session on Networking run by Marc Churin, HR Manager at Samsic Swiss and a Pre-Conference Workshop “War of the Roses – Negotiating your way out,” by Monika Naef, Lawyer, Dufour Attorneys and Notary Public.

What’s on the Agenda?

You can look forward hearing speakers share their knowledge and insights in the following areas of Healthcare Megatrends:

  • Demographic and Economic Perspectives
  • The Globalization Perspective
  • The Life Sciences – Bio-Entrepreneur, Investor and Patient Perspectives
  • Information Technology Megatrends
  • Megatrends and their Impact on Deal Structures

We look forward to stimulating and healthy debates!

Winter Conference Website and Registrations

Our Winter Conference website and registration, open tomorrow on the 22nd of September. We will be regularly updating it, to ensure that you have all the latest conference news. To register, simply go to the Winter Conference website at and follow the links to registration and early bird special offers. We are very much looking forward to having you join us!

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