Refresh #7 in Brussels - Building Multi-Billion Euro Biotechs 🚀

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Waffles, chocolate, beer... Belgium does things right. Including having an awesome biotech scene! We are inviting you to join us and the rest of the Belgium biotech gang for a relaxed biotech meetup in Brussels on the 22nd May 2018. This time it's an afternoon event so you can be home for dinner. Get ready to meet some great people, listen to some awesome speakers, and enjoy some free beer. You will be able to find us at the Sanofi Belgium office looking super cool in our Labiotech t-shirts.

Thanks to EuropaBio for being such a cool partner and both NIBC and for supporting us 😉

Who will be speaking?

1. Edwin Moses - CEO, Ablynx

Want to know what it's like to be the CEO of a company in the European billion-euro biotech club? Ask Edwin! He has been with Ablynx, a biopharma developing Nanobodies, since 2004 and the CEO since 2006. Before this, he had a successful commercial career at Amersham International, Enzymatix, and Raggio-Italgene. I would be here all day listing all the Board memberships Edwin has held, there's a lot.

2. Christian Homsy - CEO, Celyad

Celyad had some big news recently with their CAR-T treatment working for the first time ever on acute myeloid leukemia! It must feel pretty good to be the CEO/ co-founder of one of the leading CAR-T company worldwide, which has the potential of becoming a billion-euro biotech. Before all this, Christian has held some cool positions at Guidant Corporation and even founded the Guidant Institute for Therapy Development.

The program:

3:30pm – 4pm: Warm welcoming

4pm – 4:30pm: 1st Fireside Chat - Edwin Moses

4:30pm – 5pm: 2nd Fireside Chat - Christian Homsy

5pm-6pm: Enjoy beers, snacks, and networking


Hope to see you all there 😉

Katherine & the Labiotech Team

P.S. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free me to reach out to me at


About Refresh:

Here is what you can expect for our Meetups throughout Europe:

• 2 fireside chats with awesome speakers (one local, one not)

• 120 maximum sign-up

• Free entry

• A new city in Europe every six weeks

• Free beers and snacks

• The unique Refresh vibe (