State of the Union

Join us in Antwerp, Belgium on 15 May 2024 and VIB present the State of the Union. 

On 15 May 2024, VIB and are celebrating their 10th State of the Union event; a moment to announce new developments and initiatives in the Flemish life sciences cluster and how we position ourselves vis-a-vis the European landscape. After several inspiring talks and discussions, there will be plenty of networking opportunities, accompanied by fine food and drinks. 

Separate registration is required! 

Time schedule:

16:30 - 17:30     Arrival & registration guests

17:30 - 19:00     State of the Union

  • Welcome by
  • Welcome by the city of Antwerp
  • Health check unlisted companies - Interview presentation by PMV
  • Young company pitches
  • Foreign Life Science Investment in Flanders
  • Positioning listed companies - Interview presentation by KBC Securities
  • Closing Statement by VIB

19:00 - 20:30     Networking reception


Connecting life sciences professionals

Connecting life sciences professionals

The State of the Union is a linked event, traditionally taking place the evening before the Knowledge for Growth exhibition. 
For its tenth edition, this high level gathering will take place in Antwerp, in the beautiful Art Nouveau Marble Hall, at the historical heart of the Elisabeth Center

This event is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your peers in a unique and friendly setting. 




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State of the Union


Knowledge for Growth

Registrations are now open!

KNOWLEDGE FOR GROWTH Institutional Partners

KNOWLEDGE FOR GROWTH Supporting Partners

FLANDERS.BIO Strategic Partners