The ‘must-attend’ Healthcare conferences of Q1 & Q2 2023

… And just like that it’s ANOTHER new year! If you are still gathering your thoughts on how best to maximise your time in 2023, allow us to flag some of the most impactful and innovative conferences in Life Sciences.

The Optimum team really enjoyed being back in person for the majority of the conferences they attended in 2022, and it cemented for us the importance of face-to-face interactions with our peers.

There are lots of good reasons to book in early, noting that being back in person will also put capacity restrictions back in place like it did for BioEquity in Milan last summer, which completely sold out! Note that early bird discounts can often be very generous, especially paired with a network discount code from Optimum as official supporter to many of the top events. Now really is the time to be organising your calendar and securing travel and accommodation whilst prices are attractive, and availability is high.

In date order – Check out the who, what and the where? for these must-attend conferences in our innovative and thriving sector.


Sachs Associates:

Sachs Associates is a long-established international conference company that runs a limited number of high-profile conferences focused on biopharma, medtech, and digital health. These conferences focus on licensing and investment opportunities and provide presenting opportunities for companies as well as partnering facilities for all delegates to network.

Coming up in spring 2023:

4th Annual European HealthTech CEO Forum (EHTF)28th February 2023

Part of the Sachs Spring Life Sciences Week (SSLSW) the forum will focus on investment & partnership in MedTech and Digital Health. For the first time since the pandemic the forum will take place in person, on the 28th at the Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel, with virtual meetings available from 8th -10th March. Around 250+ delegates expected to attend in person – a unique annual gathering of industry leaders from Europe, Asia and the USA.

16th Annual European Life Sciences CEO Forum (ELSF)1-2 March 2023

Also back in person, at Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel for the first time in 2 years for its 16th Annual Edition! The main programme for the 16th Annual ELSF is spread throughout 2 days – BioCapital & Investment Day and Biopharma Partnering & Therapeutics Day. ​Key players contribute their insights in panels which cover the macro picture as well as innovation in different therapeutic sectors. The success and longevity of the forum is built on the goodwill and repeat attendance of major corporate and financial investors, and pharma licensing executives and advisors, who are seeking to network with biotechs.

As a supporter of Sachs Associates, Optimum is pleased to be able to offer a 10% discount on the above events for Q1 2022.  Please email for the code to use.


LSX RNA Leaders Europe Congress – 15th 16th March 2023, Congress Center Basel, Switzerland

Cell & Gene therapy continues to be one of fastest growing spaces in life sciences with RNA dominating a lot of innovations in genetic medicine. There are now over 800 RNA based therapeutics and vaccines already in early-stage clinical development across mRNA, RNAi, ASOs, and wider nucleic acids. Delivery tools are increasingly sophisticated and impactful. Advances in genomics and gene editing are driving new approaches. And exciting work targeting RNA with small molecules and non-linear RNAs are emerging.

So, it is no surprise LSX curated a dedicated event, RNA Leaders Europe Congress, now in its second year, where you can hear the latest advances in RNA chemistry, get clinical updates from the companies developing new therapies and source the partners who are helping to deliver drugs to patients.


Anglonordic Life Science Conference – 20th April 2023

As one of the organisers, Optimum is proud to partner with Anglonordic year on year to curate an awesome agenda for this fantastic event. Exclusively for European investors and R&D companies from the Nordics and the UK to connect with each other, with an established format of panel discussions, parallel technology and biotech investment rooms, plus 1:1 meetings, this conference provides exceptional value. Investors with funds attend free-of-charge.

The conference will take place on Thursday 20th April 2023 at etc.venues County Hall, London. Networking begins on the evening of Wednesday 19th April 2023, with an exclusive Anglonordic Drinks Reception in central London.

The Anglonordic Life Science Conference has a “by-invitation-only” policy. The organizers welcome a limited number of service suppliers as sponsors or exhibitors and can request an invitation.


OBN BioTrinity – 25th-26th April 2023

BioTrinity is an established, must-attend London conference, that catalyses growth and supports in-person re-engagement across the life sciences industry.

It’s one of the most exciting conferences on the calendar and is easily accessible thanks to its location in the City of London at Bishopsgate.

Organised by the OBN, the UK life sciences membership network, the event is attended by an audience of early stage and emerging life sciences R&D companies, investors, and big pharma.

It has earned a reputation for great speakers with huge knowledge and expertise and high-quality sessions and networking opportunities.

There’s a dedicated “Scientific Track” focusing on eight core therapy areas – oncology, neuroscience, microbiome, inflammatory diseases, rare diseases, infectious diseases, medtech and cell and gene therapy.

A second “Life Sciences Business” track features discussions and keynotes addressing topics including finance and investment, regulation, government strategy, and tax.


The 9th LSX World Congress 2023 – 3rd-4th May 2023

For the past 8 years the LSX World Congress  has done a fantastic job of bringing together the people who are developing technologies, solutions and new business models to tackle the biggest healthcare challenges in the industry today, and helps answer the question; what’s next and how do we get there?

From therapeutics to techbio, devices to digital health, deep tech to platform tech and diagnostics to delivery tools, it represents the breadth, depth and convergence of the cutting-edge research and technology driving advances in the healthcare industry right now, and in the future.

The 9th LSX World Congress is the leading partnering, strategy and investment event in Europe, with qualified 1:1 partnering at its core and will be in-person on the 3rd-4th May 2023 at Business Design Centre, London, UK.

As a supporter of LSX events, Optimum is pleased to be able to offer a 15% discount on the above events for Q1 2023.  Please email for the code to use.


23rd BioEquity Europe – 14th-16th May 2023, Dublin, Ireland

Bio€quity Europe is the industry’s premier CEO and investor conference. Join BioCentury and EBD at this exclusive event for biotech decision-makers on 14th-16th May 2023 or online via a digital pass. Plus take advantage of two bonus days of digital one-to-one meetings on 22nd -23rd May 2023.

Taking place this year in Dublin Ireland, BioEquity is organised by BioCentury. It had a fantastic attendance in 2022 and completely sold out – their most successful event in fact! If you are keen be sure to register early to avoid missing out. You can take advantage of early bird pricing through to February 10th, and Optimum has a 15% discount code for our network – so do reach out if you intend to book!


Email for access to our network discount codes.