Value-added Activities


Pharma Television are inviting applications for interviews to be filmed on location at the conference. Each slot will take approximately 30 minutes with the finished interview lasting between 8-10 minutes. The format of the interview will be past, present, future of your organisation and there will be an opportunity to discuss topics in advance. The interview, which will be broadcast at, is free of charge and should you wish to license the video for use on your own website you will be able to  take advantage of the reduced license fee for BioPartner member companies. Contact us for more information.

UK Trade & Investment contact Jessica Griffiths for information UKTI crestand contacts

BIOCAT view member directory here

See our Mission Planner (distributed to members of the delegation) and the Conference website for full details of networking receptions and sponsored activities. Contact us to add your on-stand activity or other networking opportunity; and for information about visiting delegations from Spanish regions and other countries.

Sunday, 10 March

17:00 - 18:45  UK 
Informal meet up

Meet other UK delegates at the delegation hotel bar, buy each other a drink and travel to the Evening reception. Sponsorship of refreshments is available.Contact us to tell us if you can make it.

19:00  Conference Welcome Reception
Collect conference name badge to avoid the Monday queues, then network in one of Barcelona's famous landmark buildings, the Casa Llotja de Mar, Plaça Pla de Palau.

Monday, 11 March

8:30 UK Stand opens for business
Home to members of the UK delegation for 3 days, for business card and literature display, the BioPartner team will promote UK expertise to visitors and welcome all UK delegates that need assistance or wish to use the area as an informal meeting point. Make sure you stop by!

09:00 - 10:30 How to avoid a failed POC
Workshop Moderated by Grahaem Brown, cddi. Click for details

10:45 - 12:30 Conference Welcome 
Opening Plenary Session: Is pharma taking over the role of VC?

12.30 - 13:30  Lunch

13:30  Partnering opens

14:00 BIA BioMedical Catalyst Report Launch
Come to the UK Stand (#41) to collect your free copy of the report that features successful applicants and find out more about applying to the Fund. 

UK Company Presentation
GlaxoSmithKline, Pharma | 18:10| Level 1, Room 119

18:30 Osborne Clarke & Grifols Cocktail Reception
Come and share some inspirational views in the heart of the wonderful city of Barcelona. Enjoy Spanish hospitality while networking with other professionals from the world of life sciences and taking in the panoramic views from the 20th floor of the 'Torre de Barcelona'. Contact Janita Good to request an invitation.

18:45 UKTI Networking Reception
See foot of page for information

19:00 Evening Reception
Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya, Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc. Barcelona's most important museum with art spanning the Middle Ages to the 20th century, housed in the Palau Nacional on Montjuïc mountain, a majestic site with a magnificent view of the city of Barcelona.
18:30–19:00 Shuttle buses will transport guests to the evening event
21:30–22:30 Shuttle buses will transport guests to conference hotels

Tuesday, 12 March 

UK Company Presentations
Oxford BioTherapeutics (OBT), Cancer | 12:00| Level 1, Room 119
Alcyomics, Biomarkers/Diagnostics/Imaging | 12:45| Level 1, Room 118

13.00 - 14:00  Lunch

UK Company Presentations
Circassia, Respiratory | 15:00| Level 1, Room 120
MINA Therapeutics, RNA Therapeutics/Gene Therapy | 16:00| Level 1, Room 118
Oxyrane, GI/Metabolic/Diabetes | 17:15| Level 1, Room 119
Phynova, GI/Metabolic/Diabetes | 17:30| Level 1, Room 119

19:00 Evening Reception
The Royal Shipyards, Avinguda de les Drassanes
18:00–19:00 Shuttle buses will transport guests to the evening event
21:30–22:30 Shuttle buses will transport guests to conference hotels

Wednesday, 13 March 

UK Company Presentations
Xention, Cardiovascular | 09:00| Level 1, Room 119
e-therapeutics, Cancer | 09:45| Level 1, Room 118
Immune Targeting Systems (ITS), Vaccines | 11:45| Level 1, Room 119
Crescendo Biologics, Antibodies | 12:00| Level 1, Room 119
Cyclacel, Cancer | 12:15| Level 1, Room 118

13.00 - 14:00  Lunch

16:30 Closing Reception


UKTI Networking Reception  UKTI crest 
18:45 - 20:15 Monday 11th March 
The Gild International Club, Passatge Permanyer 5, Barcelona

The Barcelona region is a globally-recognised hub for biotech and Pharma. It is home to over 300 biotech and Pharma companies, including names such as, Almirall, Esteve and Ferrer. 60% of Spanish pharmaceutical companies are located in Barcelona, there are 9 science and technology parks, 12 universities, 60 research centres and over 200 hospitals.

UKTI Barcelona is holding an exclusive networking reception which will take place alongside the flagship partnering conference, BIO-Europe Spring. The reception will include invitation-only entrance for high-level stakeholders from the British and Spanish biotech and Pharma industry. This UKTI networking reception will provide UK cluster organisations and companies unique access to key stakeholders and a cost-effective way to raise their profile to a high-level, international audience. The reception is organised under the UK government subsidised OMIS (Overseas Market Introduction Service) scheme and opportunities for attendance, presentation and sponsorship are now on offer.

Options for sponsorship include:
1) Key-note speaker slot, opportunity to invite delegates from your organisation, display of marketing materials at the reception, profile and logo on invitations and marketing materials: £1,950 (exc. VAT).
2) Opportunity to invite delegates from your organisation, display space for marketing materials at the reception, profile and logo on invitations and marketing materials: £780 (exc. VAT).
3) Opportunity to invite delegates from your organisation, logo on marketing materials: £390 (exc. VAT).

Please get in touch for more details and a conversation about your participation by contacting the UKTI Barcelona Life Sciences team, Jessica Griffiths:  +34 933 666 204 or Samantha Brindle: + 34 933 666 217. Click to download the invitationflyer.

BioPartner is responsible for the UK stand (booth 41) and promotion of the UK companies within the UK delegation. Other organisations and their activities are shown here for information.