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WA Listening Event

29 October, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

WA Listening Event
Join us for a special ‘Watch Party’: AusBiotech 2021 Biotech Blueprint and Closing Ceremony sessions

The MTPConnect WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub is pleased to be hosting a viewing event of the final two sessions at AusBiotech 2021 on Friday, 29th October at the Telethon Kids Institute Seminar Room, Level 5 of the Perth Children’s Hospital.

The AusBiotech panel session ‘Biotech Blueprint’ is focused on the future of Australian biotechnology over the coming decade will be livestreamed to the room.

After a light lunch we’ll tune in to the Official Closing Ceremony and then hear from the WA AusBiotech Chair, Dr Samantha South and Committee Member Professor Kevin Pfleger about plans and opportunities for AusBiotech 2022, which will be hosted in Perth!


11:00am: Registration sign in and introduction by Dr Tracey Wilkinson (MTPConnect WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub)

11:25am: Biotech Blueprint – A decadal vision for Australian biotechnology – livestreamed

12:40pm: Light lunch

1:00pm: AusBiotech 2021 Closing Ceremony – livestreamed

1:15pm: Plans for AusBiotech 2022 by Dr Samantha South (UWA, Chair of the WA AusBiotech State Committee) and Professor Kevin Pfleger (UWA, AusBiotech State Committee, MTPConnect WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub)

1:30pm: Networking

2:00pm: Event close

Information about AusBiotech 2021 sessions

Biotech Blueprint – A decadal vision for Australian biotechnology

In a significantly changed world with new challenges and grand opportunities, there has never been a more important time to plan for the future. Developed by AusBiotech, the Biotechnology Blueprint charts a course that’ll allow the Australian life sciences sector to shift the horizon of possibility and reach its ambitions for the coming decade. The opportunity to create a more vibrant, mature, and transformative sector that can reap the social and economic benefits of an era full of astounding possibility – begins with this plan.

AusBiotech proudly invites you to the launch of the Biotechnology Blueprint for member and sector-wide input.

Chair: Paul Cross, Founder & Director, Daily Dispatch

Lorraine Chiroiu, Chief Executive Officer, AusBiotech

Michelle Burke, Principal and Director, Indigo Advisory & Chair, AusBiotech

Elizabeth De Somer, Chief Executive Officer, Medicines Australia

Chris Nave, Founding Partner, Brandon Capital Partners & Chief Executive Officer, Medical Research Commercialisation Fund

Julie Phillips, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, BioDiem

Marilyn Jones, Managing Director, Mexec

AusBiotech 2021 Closing Ceremony

Presentations from

Lorraine Chiroiu, Chief Executive Officer, AusBiotech

Victoria State Government

Closing remarks

• Winner of the Early-Stage Investment Forum

• Preview of AusBiotech 2022

We encourage you to register for the other AusBiotech 2021 Conference sessions, a full list of which is available at their website.


29 October, 2021
11:00 am - 2:30 pm


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Telethon Kids Institute
15 Hospital Avenue
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia

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