OBN Event Types
OBN organises a range of networking and partnering events throughout the year and these take place at venues across the UK, but mainly in the Golden triangle of Oxford London and Cambridge.
Our main event is BioTrinity which takes place in May and is Europe’s Leading BioPartnering and Investment Conference. We also run a series of frequent events that occur monthly or bimonthly and a series of annual events, spread over the year, that are aimed at particular groups or to celebrate the activity in the life sciences sector.
Find out more about our Events below and also see our Upcoming Events.
BioTuesdays are evening networking events which typically feature three or more speakers talking on a topic of business, finance or scientific interest, followed by up to two hours of networking over wine and canapés. They are attended by 70-120 delegates.
An informal networking evening open to the whole life sciences community, held quarterly on the last Thursday of the month in Oxford and occasionally at venues elseswhere in the UK. They provide a relaxed forum to link in to the local life sciences community, reconnect with existing associates, meet new contacts in our burgeoning sector.
OBN Senior Executive Clubs are a unique peer-to-peer networking forum for life sciences senior execs of our Member companies, typically CEO, CFO, COO or other C-level, SVP/VP/DVP, Director, site head or other senior decision makers.
- A themed focus on current trend or topic within the life science industry
- Sessions take place either at breakfast or lunch
- Quarterly in each of Oxford, Cambridge and London (~12 editions per year)
- Roundtable introductions and discussions held under Chatham House Rule ensuring full, frank and useful disclosure
- 20 delegates per edition on average
- No service providers, except 1 representative of up to 3 sponsor firms including J A Kemp and Fieldfisher.
How to get involved? Send a subscription request to Stephen Barton to be included on the mailing list for these events, or to enquire if you qualify. We look forward to hearing from you.
- BioTrinity (May)
- Senior Executive Dinners
- OBN Summer Drinks Reception (July)
- OBN Awards Dinner (October)
- OBN Christmas Networking Event (December)
- OBN CEO & Investor Networking Forum
BioTrinity is Europe’s Leading BioPartnering and Investment Conference. The conference attracts over a 1,000 delegates including investors, senior licensing executives from global pharma and senior management from science based R&D companies. Held over two and a half days in London, the programme includes topical panel discussions; parallel showcase tracks of hand-picked companies; one-to-one partnering meetings; as well as informal networking at the conference exhibition and the social events programme.
These annual dinners, in each of London, Oxford and Cambridge, are by invitation only and offer an evening of relaxed networking with senior executives of the highest calibre. Connect and reconnect with some of the most influential science based R&D companies and investors for a networking reception followed by a three-course meal and fine wine. Smart business dress.
The OBN annual summer gathering takes place at a premier venue in or near Oxford. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy the venue per se, as well as plenty of informal networking over wine and canapés. Previous venues include Williams F1 at Grove and Rhodes House in central Oxford.
OBN’s prestigious Black Tie Awards Dinner offers guests the opportunity to join 250 influential players of the most innovative biotech, diagnostics and medtech companies in the UK. Held in a prestigious venue the evening celebrates the year’s achievements within the bioscience sector. It begins with a sparkling reception, followed by a sumptuous meal and then the award presentations and entertainment.
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OBN’s popular Christmas Networking Dinner and Fundraiser takes place at the Randolph Hotel in central Oxford. The evening begins with a sparkling drinks reception and networking followed by a festive three course Christmas dinner. Fundraising for OBN’s chosen charity will culminate in a festive prize draw of all donors.
This annual London event exists to help OBN’s R&D members increase their chances of accessing funding. Our intent is for this to be seen by investors as their conduit for R&D companies within our membership. The event is tailored to bring investors together with selected R&D companies, is by invitation-only, and comprises elevator pitches from member companies who are actively fundraising. The event has traditionally been held in November however other options are currently being explored.