BioJapan International Business Forum

Date: October 11-13, 2017
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama
Location: Yokohama, Japan
Target Audience: Canadian SMEs, research organizations, and other organizations related to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and drug development
Sector: Life Sciences

Offering various programs, including an exhibition and technical seminars, BioJapan is one of the largest biotechnology related forums, not only in Japan but all East Asia. This forum features the latest developments in bio-related industries and is a great place for promoting your company / research institution globally according to the organizer. 

Last year, BioJapan attracted 15,133 visitors and featured over 665 exhibitors. 7,200 bilateral meetings for strategic partnering discussions were facilitated using the event’s “online Meeting Scheduler”. Major Japanese pharmaceutical companies are participating in BioJapan 2017, which offers considerable opportunity in light of Japan's role as the world's second largest pharmaceutical market and rapidly expanding its biotech industry. Japan’s pharmaceutical market was worth approximately US$ 94 billion in 2013 (IMS Health). Japanese pharmaceutical companies are increasingly pursuing open innovation systems and vigorously seeking partners, which presents great opportunity for Canadian biotech companies and research institutes.  The Embassy will host a meeting space at the show, and provide services for contact search and introductions.

Please contact Katsuko Kuroiwa


Why your organization should participate:

  • Gain insights and market intelligence
  • Increase visibility of your product or service
  • Meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
  • Participate in networking events

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

  • Business-to-business meetings
  • Networking event
  • Pavilion/exhibit
  • Seminar

The Trade Commissioner, Katsuko Kuroiwa, is specializing in the Life Sciences sector for the Japan market and can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.