15th Bioshares Biotech Summit
26 - 27 July 2019
Queenstown, New Zealand




Bioshares Biotech Summit 2019
The 15th Bioshares Biotech Summit will be held in Queenstown, New Zealand, on 26 – 27 July, 2019. The Summit is organised by Bioshares, Australia's leading independent biotech investment publication.

Attendees are strongly advised to arrive on the Thursday (25 July) with the official Summit start at 10am on Friday 26 July.

Registration & Program
Registration for the Summit is now OPEN. A conference programe is now available HERE. In an intense two-day program, there will be 25 speakers with excellent networking opportunities.  

Last year's 175 attendees registered for the event including biotech CEOs, fund managers and retail investors, with 60 biotech companies represented. The Summit is also relevant for many of the supporting industry groups. Technology transfer and pharmaceutical licensing executives should also ensure it’s part of their calendar.

CEO Dinner
Dinner will be held on Thursday 25 July. Last year over 40 biotech CEOs attended the dinner, which has become a popular feature of this event and a unique opportunity for CEOs to network and share learnings.

The Summit is held in stunning Queenstown, New Zealand, accessed through direct 3 hour flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Queenstown delivers many benefits. The Summit’s location away from day-to-day routines encourages a very open and collegial spirit, enabling in-depth discussions and the opportunity to meet people in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Partners and families can also enjoy Queenstown’s picturesque views, local skiing, choose from many adventure activities, and select from more than 200 eateries in this wonderful location.

Accommodation – Millbrook Country Club
The conference sessions will be held at Skyline (Friday sessions) in Queenstown and also at the Millbrook Country Club (Friday night Cocktail Reception and Saturday conference sessions), located 25 minutes from Queenstown. A discounted accommodation rate has been secured at Millbrook for attendees. Shuttle buses will be provided for attendees staying in Queenstown (from the Novotel Hotel) or Millbrook.

Millbrook Country Club (email or call 1800 450 626 from Australia. Reference 'Bioshares Biotech Summit')
Novotel (in town centre, lower cost, shuttle from hotel to Millbrook Summit events provided) see website

Rydges Hotel (+64 3 442 7600 or email)
To book accommodation at 'alpine chic' hotel St Moritz see website
A cheaper rate may be available at these hotels at booking.com

We would like to welcome consulting group Vestech - a specialist in medical device commercialisation, quality management systems and regulatory compliance - as a sponsor of the event this year, and also welcome the ongoing support from the ASX, law firm Piper Alderman, FPA Patent Attorneys and biotech Telix Pharmaceuticals.
For groups interested in joining the event this year as a sponsor, please contact Mark Pachacz on +61 403 850 425 or email summit [at] bioshares.com.au

Current Speaker List

Ralph Highnam
, CEO of Volpara Health Technologies

Neil Verdal-Austin, CEO of Somnomed

Nina Webster, CEO of Dimerix

Christian Behrenbruch, CEO of Telix Pharmaceuticals

Sam Cobb, CEO of Adalta

James McBrayer, CEO of Cyclopharm

Peter Rowland, CEO of Micro-X

Brad O'Connor, CEO of Cogstate

Georgina Carpendale, CFO of Micro-X

Michael Kotsanis, CEO of Acrux

Bill Ketelbey, CEO of Actinogen Medical

Gary Phillips, CEO of Pharmaxis

Michael Johnson, CEO of Rhinomed

Nick Ede, CTO of Imugene

Ido Kanyon, CEO of AusCann

James Campbell, CEO of Patrys

Andrew McLellan, CEO of Bluechiip

Tony Keating, CEO of ResApp Health

Microba, CEO Blake Wills

Atmo Biosciences, CEO Malcolm Hebblewhite

Tim Clark & Mark Williamson, Piper Alderman

Ron Weinberger, CEO of Emvision

Steve Lydeamore, CEO of Anatara Lifesciences

John Lambert
, CEO of Amplia Therapeutics

Glenn Gilbert, CEO of Rhythm Biosciences

Sean Parsons, CEO of Ellume