Flanders @ BIOJapan 2018: Flemish Life Sciences & Biotech Week

At the occasion of BioJapan 2018, the leading partnering event for the biotech and life sciences industry in Asia, and FIT Tokyo are joining forces for the organisation of a Flemish Biotech and Life Sciences Week in Japan from October 9th-12th, 2018.

Since a few years all Japanese pharma companies are intensively looking for licensing opportunities to fill their drying pipelines. Participation to the Flemish Biotech and Life Sciences Week is a unique opportunity for your company to explore this market. Over the past 15 years, many Flemish companies & organisations have joined us to Japan, and have started doing business with Japanese partners.

For this edition, we are also organizing a Regenerative Medicine seminar at the Belgian embassy in Tokyo. Scroll down for more information about the programme!


Deadline to register = 24/08/2018






Option 1: Regenerative Medicine Seminar @ The Belgian Embassy in Tokyo

Together with FIT, AWEX & BioWin, organizes a regenerative medicine seminar organised at the Belgian Embassy in Tokyo. Next to the representatives from Belgium, Japanese companies and institutions from the RegMed sector will be invited to attend.


More info and programme will follow soon.
A combined transport can be arranged after the seminar from Tokyo to Yokohama to attend BioJapan.




Option 2: European Biotech and Pharma Partnering Conference, Osaka 2018

The European Biotech and Pharma Partnering Conference in Osaka offers business contacts to industry professionals who are looking for potential partners in the EU and Japan to ensure sustainable business development and growth.

More info can be found here.

Please note that you are responsible for your own travel to Osaka and afterwards to Yokohama.

10/10 -12/10

BioJapan 2018 in Yokohama

Belgian Pavilion in the exhibition hall with 1 A1 poster per participating company and a small desk for computer screen, brochures and/or demonstration material. Besides that you can use a common lounge area with meeting tables and a bar with coffee and Belgian beer for your guests. FIT and representatives will be present on the Pavilion so that you don't miss any interesting contacts.

It is possible & strongly recommended to register for the online B2B partnering system of BioJapan, during the 3 conference days (no additional cost).

Most of the pharma companies based in Japan will be present and are sending their in-licensing managers and/or researchers (no salesmen).



Flemish Life Sciences Seminar* in Yokohama

The seminar will take place in a separate lecture hall at the BioJapan exhibition site. All visitors to BioJapan 2018 are welcome to attend (upon registration). Simultaneous translation English – Japanese.

The event is followed by a Belgian Beer event at the Belgian booth.

* Guaranteed speaking slot for life science companies that register before the registration deadline. Afterwards speaking slots are subject to availability.



Wrap-up and social event for the Flemish delegation, organised by Flanders Investment & Trade and

Event Details


Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - Friday, October 12, 2018


Tokyo/Osaka & Yokohama, Japan


The participation cost is 1500 EUR per company.
Participation to all activities (also registration + B2B partnering at BioJapan) mentioned above is included, as well as translation of keywords on the poster into Japanese and print of the poster.


Not included: travel and hotel costs**.


** Your company can apply for subsidies at FIT (for max. 50% of the travel and hotel costs, based on fixed forfaits). More info.

!Please note! FIT & will stay in the Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu. You can reserve your room here:



Organiser(s): and FIT

More info about Bio Japan: 


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For any further information about this event, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Event Coordinator

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Lissa Van Hecke

Event Coordinator

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