Brussels, Biotech & Beer – Refresh Is Here! 🍺

Take the afternoon off and get yourself Refreshed! Join us in Brussels for our next Refresh event and meet the Belgium biotech squad. 

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.

The theme of the event is ‘Building Multi-Billion Euro Biotechs’ and we will be joined by Edwin Moses of Ablynx and Christian Homsey of Celyad!

This time it’s an afternoon event so you can be home in time 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 😉


Our first speaker is Edwin Moses, CEO of 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.

Our second speaker is Christian Homsy, CEO of 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.

What to expect?

  • Relaxed biotech event
  • 2 fireside chats with awesome speakers
  • Networking opportunities with the biotechnologists in your area
  • 75 attendees
  • Free entry
  • Free beers and snacks
  • The unique Refresh vibe

Remember to leave your tie/blazers at home so you can chill out and be a biotech nerd in comfort.

To reserve yourself a spot, subscribe to our Meetup page and click attending. You can also add a plus one (or two) if you have a nice friend 😉 Spaces fill up really fast so you have to get in quick.

Check out what happened last time:

What happens if I miss out on this Refresh?

That is very sad. But we will definitely try to come back as soon as possible! Send us a request and we will see if we can make it work. Alternatively, feel free to sneak into one in a different city 😉

Do you want us to come to you? Don’t hesitate to tell us! You can send in a request by filling out this form.

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