1 February 2024

✨Early Bird closes 5 February!⏳

Our Early Bird offer closes next week on Monday 5 February, so if you haven’t registered for Aotearoa New Zealand’s 2024 Life Sciences Summit – True science, real change now’s the time!

We’re delighted to announce a new keynote presentation by NewFish’s Hamish Howard, Building Momentum Towards a Blue Economy.

Our latest speaker announcements also  include Dr William Rolleston who joins Dr Axel Heiser to explore biotechs role in supporting human health. They will discuss RNA developments in Australia and New Zealand. Meanwhile, Jacquie Palmer joins the conversation on enhancing Aotearoa’s clinic trials alongside Drs Tim Benbow, Robyn Whittaker and Andi Grant.

Our Day Two announcements include Arepa’s Angus Brown, transforming food and agriculture. Plus, how can we future proof Aotearoa’s animal health innovation system? Dr Shirli Notcovich shares insights.

Secure your Early Bird ticket now and we’ll see you, 11-12 March in Wellington for an unmissable two days! Plus, read on for more about our two special events, exclusively available to our attendees.

If you’re a BioTechNZ member, please access your member offer and group discount now. Plus, our All Access pass includes full conference access and our networking dinner. 


We can’t wait to showcase everything biotech!

Animal health, biosecurity, genomics, sustainability and more! Explore everything biotech at our 2024 Life Sciences Summit.

Discover how biotech is helping pave the path to our net zero future. Join Dr Natalie Curach, Dr Louise Brown, Dr Tom Williams, Dr Alec Foster and Dr Sean Simpson for our breakout session on sustainability. 

Plus, who is investing in biotech? Join Stuart Roberts for a discussion on the complex funding path biotech companies face. He is joined by David Allen and Melissa Yiannoutsos. Together they will explore local and global investment trends.


Programme highlights

  • Global thought leadership and insights.
  • Networking with all parts of the ecosystem including government, companies, universities, research institutes, the investment community and students.

  • Roundtables led by industry experts.

  • Showcasing current research, new innovation and commercialisation opportunities.

  • Explore a diverse range of streams, including biosecurity, animal health, genomics, biotech’s contribution to human health, plus sustainability, climate emissions reduction and our journey towards our net-zero future.

Discover Wellington double feature!

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore Wellington’s biotech landscape at our two exclusive events. Ahead of our Life Sciences Summit 2024 we’re welcoming delegates to our Only in Wellington Touchdown Event on Sunday 10 March at 5pm. Immerse yourself in the spirit of Wellington, gain insights into the local ecosystem and create connections with high-growth companies and research organisations.

Extend your experience with our Innovation and Discovery Tour on Wednesday 13 March. In collaboration with Callaghan Innovation explore Gracefield Innovation Quarter, home to leading researchers and scientists. Then, explore The Malaghan Institute, a world-class biomedical research charity specialising in immunology and immunotherapy. Tickets are strictly limited! Register for the Life Science Summit and you’ll receive an invitation to attend.


Discounted event tickets are just one of the many benefits for BioTechNZ members. If you are not a member, consider becoming one


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