ORGANISED by Biomedical Engineering students and supported by the Department of Biomedical Engineering, BioBiz 2017 was held on 1 April 2017 at Suntec City Convention Centre. To empower, educate and involve everyone across the entire biomedical ecosystem in Singapore, the invitation was extended to industry professionals, students from polytechnics and Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), apart from NUS and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
BioBiz returns in a big way this year
Participants going through the BioBiz programmes booklet before the start of panel discussion in the main Summit hall at Suntec and queued up at the registration booths of BioBiz 2017.
The event, aligned with Singapore’s Skills Future Mission, was graced by the Chief Executive of Workforce Singapore (WSG) Mr Tan Choon Shian. “Since last twelve years, BioBiz has served as a platform for key stakeholders in the biomedical sector such as students, professionals, companies and government to meet, openly interact and network. BioBiz 2017 has attracted a record 741 students and professionals from biomedical industry”, said Rajesh Kumar Sharma, chairperson of BioBiz 2017.
Panelists and alumni from established Multinational Corporations (MNCs), governmental bodies, Research & Development agencies (R&D) and Small & Medium enterprises (SMEs) provided deeply intriguing discussions, relatable work experiences and addressed participant queries. BioBiz 2017 would not have been possible without fervent support from supporting organiser (e2i), sponsors (Illumina, Novartis, Alcon, Edwards Lifesciences, Amgen, Procter and Gamble, Abbvie, MDIS, Astra Zeneca, No Deviation, PSB academy, GE Healthcare, LF Asia & Gamma2000) and partners (Biotechin.Asia, Xfers, ISPE, Techuz Inforweb Pvt. Ltd. and Matthew James International).
The exceptional turnout at BioBiz 2017 left positive remarks on the effectiveness of the conference. Over 80% of the attendees revealed that the conference was well organised and enhanced their understanding of biomedical and pharma fields, as well as provided them with job opportunities through panel discussions, networking session, company sharing sessions and booth presentations.