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BIOHK2021 Update 香港国际生物科技展資訊更新

BIOHK is an international convention organized by Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization to introduce novel state-of-the-art biotech innovations from around the globe and provide an extensive platform to allow pioneers of the biotech industry to convene, with the purpose of promoting Hong Kong as an international innovation hub for biotech.

However, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, BIOHK2021 had to be postponed several times and now has been decided to be postponed to 10-13 March 2021. But we are always well-prepared and ready to be the first international biotech convention after pandemic. In view of the continuing uncertainties amidst the COVID-19 epidemic, the safety of participants is definitely our prioritized concern. For any subsequent changes, we will promptly notify all stakeholders and exhibitors for getting better prepared and arranged.

It’s true that COVID-19 brings us plenty of negative impacts, on another hand, it arouses awareness in biotech and speeds up the biotech development. BIOHK2021 must be the first International Biotech Convention when COVID-19 is over. So please reserve your time to join this significant biotech event in Hong Kong.

BIOHK2021 team hereby expresses our gratitude for all those supporting to BIOHK2021. We will continue to try our best in organizing BIOHK2021, which brings biotech industry an international biotech event, with the purpose of promoting the biotech development.

Please visit this website or email to info@biohk.org.hk for any enquiries.

香港国际生物科技展是由香港生物科技协会所举办的国际会议,引入全球最创新的生物技术,及提供一个让生物科技行业聚集一堂的平台,旨在促进香港成为国际生物科技创新中心。

可是,受到新型冠状病毒疫情影响,香港国际生物科技展已推迟数次,而香港国际生物科技展现已决定延至2021年3月10日至13日举办。但是我们时刻做好充分准备成为疫情之后的首个国际生物科技大会。由于疫情存在变量,参加者安全必然是我们首要的考虑。如果科技展有任何变动,我们亦会适时通知各持份者及参展商,确保各方有充足时间作准备及安排。

确实,COVID-19给我们带来了很多负面影响,但另一方面,它引起了人们对生物科技的关注及加快生物科技的发展。当新冠肺炎结束时,香港国际生物科技展必会是第一个举办的国际生物科技大会,所以请预留时间参加这个于香港举办的生物科技盛会。

香港国际生物科技展筹委会在此感谢各方的支持,我们会尽最大努力办好香港国际生物科技展,为生物科技界带来一个国际性的生物科技活动,以促进生物科技发展。

如有查询,请浏览本网站或电邮至 info@biohk.org.hk

  

Dear Biotechnology Peers,

On behalf of the BIOHK2021, we would like to cordially invite you to the first international biotech conference in Hong Kong.

Biotechnology has emerged as one of the fastest growing sectors in Hong Kong and China in recent years. Recognizing its potential, the government has offered strong support through investment towards research and development and the building of infrastructure to foster close connections between industry, academia and investors. According to the Research Grants Council, between 2013/14 and 2017/18, 803 biotechnology-related projects in local universities were publicly-funded amounting to HK$1.2 billion, while outside of academia, through the Innovation and Technology Fund, over 460 biotechnology projects have been funded including those related to non-invasive prenatal diagnosis, robotics-assisted minimally invasive surgery and mini artificial heart.

Hong Kong, often considered the gateway to China due to its unique status as a special administrative region, offers a rich source of opportunities for overseas investors looking to capitalize the continued growth of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) – a scheme initiated by the Chinese government to link Hong Kong, Macau and 9 other cities along the Pearl River Estuary and form an international technology and innovation centre rivalling that of Silicon Valley. With its strong exposure and international integration, Hong Kong has become the go-to stepping stone for Chinese companies looking to expand abroad. New listing rules adopted by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) allowed pre-revenue biotech companies to be listed on the exchange. A first in Asia, it ensured more capital could flow freely towards a sector that'd been largely deprived in the region until recently. As of April 30, 2020, of the 16 pre-revenue biotech companies that completed their IPOs since the new listing rule, almost half have experienced a share price increase upwards of 60% from its issuance price. As such, owing to its geopolitical advantage, large number of world class universities and its position as the No. 1 biotech IPO market in Asia, Hong Kong has the potential to be at the epicentre of Asia’s biotech revolution and it is our hope that BIOHK2021 will help set this in motion.

Preparations for BIOHK2021 began in early 2019 and it has since weathered through a social unrest and a global pandemic. Though it has already twice been postponed, we believe it has only made the convention better than ever, with more speakers and supporting organisations from all over the world including Europe and the US. COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of biotechnology. From rapid detection methods to vaccines, new drug developments and treatment equipment, biotechnology is the key to ending this pandemic, and it is our mission to showcase these advancements at BIOHK2021.

As the first of many BIOHK events, the convention represents a new chapter for both the local biotech industry and the city itself, as such we wanted to wait until it was safe to travel, so to meet everyone in person and to celebrate the event together. We believe business opportunities are best made face to face, as such BIOHK2021 will offer one of the first large scale networking opportunities after the pandemic. We will work tirelessly for your support and will do everything in our power to ensure the event is an overwhelming success.  

As a city with a rich history in industrial development and innovation, and one that is frequently coined “Asia’s World City”, there is no better place to bring biotech companies from East and West together other than here at BIOHK2021. Take charge and seize the many opportunities available and engage with global industry leaders at BIOHK2021.

We look forward to seeing you in BIOHK2021.

Yours sincerely,

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Professor Albert Cheung-hoi YU, PhD, JP
President, BIOHK2021
Chairman, Hong Kong Biotechnology Organization 
Chairman, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Biotechnology Alliance
Professor, Peking University

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Mr. CHEN Tony
Co-president, BIOHK2021
Chairman, The Bayhelix Group
Partner, Jones Day Shanghai

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Mr. CHEN Ping
Co-president, BIOHK2021
Founding Partner, Ausvic Capital Limited
Life Honorary President, Hong Kong New Territories Regional Affairs Consultant Association
Standing director, China Real Estate Developers and Investors Association
General secretary, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Finance Institute