F. Hoffmann-La Roche
Johnson and Johnson
OM pharma
Tillotts pharma


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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‘Building relationships for a better healthcare environment’

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Swiss HLG is open to the international healthcare and life sciences industries and provides the richest possible environment for business development professionals to network, build strategic relationships, exchange ideas and to share experiences.

To reflect our broad healthcare and life science industry mission and membership, the members voted at the General Assembly in January 2013, to change the name from “Swiss Pharma Licensing Group” to ‘Swiss Healthcare Licensing Group.’

The current Board is proud of the Association’s development and success. Swiss HLG currently has about 180 active members (83% Swiss based others from Germany, France, Italy, Spain, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, USA, and South Korea). We have delivered 32 industry conferences, have an excellent national and international reputation for quality and we offer great opportunities for networking, education, and business development.


Swiss HLG Conference 2024

“Back to deal-making!”

The annual flagship Swiss HLG Conference is back, and it’s all about “Back to deal-making!” Join us from 26th-28th May 2024 in stunning Montreux to discuss the latest trends, network with industry leaders, and explore new opportunities.


Swiss HLG Conference 2023
7th – 9th May 2023

“Is the biopharma industry sustainable? How partnering can help address geopolitical, environmental and pricing challenges”

CEO, Medtech, Switzerland

« Swiss HLG is an excellent platform to stay on top of developments in healthcare and to exchange ideas and views with other healthcare professionals »

– CEO, Medtech, Switzerland

Participant at Winter Conference 2016

« The speakers and presentations at the conference were both inspiring and thought provoking. […] The conference was a great success and the venue was spectacular – both open and intimate at the same time. »

– Participant at Winter Conference 2016

President, Pharma Consultancy, USA

« I was heartened by the large number of thoughtful questions raised after the talk. We hope that you take great pride in having organized such an impressive meeting. »

– President, Pharma Consultancy, USA

General Manager, Pharma, Switzerland

« Vielen Dank nochmals für die Organisation der wirklich super-interessanten Konferenz! Es waren drei intensive, lehrreiche und nützliche Tage. »

– General Manager, Pharma, Switzerland

Vice President Business Development

« Swiss HLG is the most dynamic and innovative Licensing Group in Europe, the one that explores beyond the traditional glass ceiling we all face at some point in our Industry. Also, it benefits from German, French, Italian and Eastern Europe influences, which is a unique combination and a breath of fresh air. »

– Vice President Business Development, Pharma, France

Partner, Law Firm, Switzerland

« Swiss HLG is the most dynamic and innovative Licensing Group in Europe, the one that explores beyond the traditional glass ceiling we all face at some point in our Industry. »

– Partner, Law Firm, Switzerland

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Find out about the Swiss HLG lastest news. Conferences, Good Partnering Practices, Start-up Initiatives, Webinars…

Swiss HLG Conference 2024 final line-up of speakers and panellists

We are delighted to share our final line-up of speakers and panellists who will share their insights and expertise on our conference topic “Back to deal making!” The Swiss HLG flagship annual conference will once again be held at the historic Belle Epoque Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic in the beautiful…

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We held a very successful webinar “Dealmaking in the Current Environment” on April 10, 2024 with around 80 participants.  We received very positive feedback and we would like to thank our speakers, Nadine Maalouf and Julia Schieber. Both had very insightful and engaging presentations followed by a Q&A….

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Swiss HLG pre-conference workshop

We have an exciting pre-conference workshop at our upcoming annual conference in beautiful Montreux on May 26-28 led by Nathalie Rowell, CEO & Founder at VirdisGroup: A board, really? A Board, indeed!Insights on the role of the board for biotech start-ups…

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