UK Trade Mission to BIO Japan and South Korea 2016

Join UKTI's trade mission to BIO Japan 2016 and grow your business in Japan. 

UK Trade Mission to BIO Japan and South Korea 2016 - Export to Japan

Japan and South Korea Are Key Markets for UK Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies 

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Background to the Event

Join the UK Trade Mission to Japan and South Korea to gain insight into new opportunities and expand your business networks with a number of Japanese and Korean companies who are actively looking for early stage seeds and innovative technology and products to take into the market.

BIO Japan 2016, Asia’s largest partnering event for biotechnology, will be held from 12 - 14 October in Yokohama. It will be an ideal place to showcase the UK's strengths and capabilities in regenerative medicine and cell therapy areas.

UK companies seeking to enter the market will see huge benefits and new opportunities.

Regenerative medicine and cell therapy are one of the main themes of the trade mission and BIO Japan, but it is not definitive.

This trade mission is also suitable for UK bio/pharma companies with drug seeds (pre-clinical and clinical stages), biomarker developers, DDS, formulation, bio technology, or drug development and diagnostics related service providers.

Market Introduction

Japan is the world’s 2nd largest pharmaceuticals and medical devices market. Japan is also recognised as leading the world in the regenerative medicine and cell therapy sector by easing regulations to allow early access to the market.

The Japanese government is placing strategic importance on supporting and growing the regenerative and cell therapy market as one of the focused areas for its economic growth.

South Korea is the world's 8th largest biotechnology market with high technology and skills, especially in regenerative medicines and stem cells.

The bio pharmaceutical industry is one of the fastest growing industries in South Korea, and it has been chosen as the next new leading industry by the government, opening up significant potential demand for overseas products and services.

Delegates participating in the BIO Japan and South Korea trade mission will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Showcase your products and/or services at UKTI stand at BIO Japan and at one-day trade seminar in Seoul
  • Speak at UK companies’ presentation seminar at BIO Japan (available slots are limited)
  • Take part in on-line one-to-one partnering meeting arrangements during the BIO Japan to meet potential partners, customers and collaborators (limited one-to-one meeting accounts available for use)
  • Join a networking reception organised by BIO Japan
  • Reach out to key contacts in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Network with opinion leaders from major pharmaceutical, biotech and medical companies
  • Meet with UKTI trade officers in Japan and South Korea to learn about market opportunities
  • Logistical support and one-to-one company call arrangements on request

Participation fee to join the trade mission:

• Japan: Basic fee GBP 672 + additional OMIS fee to arrange one-to-one meetings on request

• South Korea: GBP 294 + additional OMIS fee to arrange one-to-one meetings on request

Delegates will be responsible for their own travel arrangements, accommodation and subsistence.

Details of the mission:

Dates: 10 October in Korea, 12-14 October in Japan

Place: Yokohama, Japan and Seoul, South Korea

How to apply: Register your interest

Deadline: Monday, 15 August

Please apply now as spaces are limited.

Email: (Japan) or (South Korea)

More information on BioJapan 2016.

Contact Details

Event Organiser
UKTI Japan and Korea
Main Contact
Mieko Oda

Event Details

View by Timezone: UK Time | Japan Time
10 to 14 October 2016
10 to 14 October 2016
1 day event (Korea) followed by 3 day event (Japan) - 10am to 5pm | Japan Time
1 day event (Korea) followed by 3 day event (Japan) - 10am to 5pm | Japan Time