Inaugural Swiss biotech HR leaders meeting

Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 10am - 5:30pm

Sitem-insel, Felix Frey Auditorium E0.211, Freiburgstrasse 3, 3010 Bern

For the past 4 years, the Swiss Biotech Association has been successfully hosting CEO meetings for the leaders of this industry. Now we are extending this opportunity to connect and collaborate with HR leaders.

The Swiss Biotech Association aims to create an informal and engaging environment where you can openly discuss your specific needs as an HR professional in the biotech industry. We like to exchange ideas, share experiences, and collaboratively shape the ideal framework conditions to attract and retain top talents.


In addition to this enriching exchange, we will introduce you to our latest initiatives, programs and platforms to grow and strengthen the industry’s talent pool. Your presence and insights are crucial for the event’s success. Please share your ideas to shape our program while registering.

We appreciate the time you dedicate to share your insights and experience and look forward to seeing you in Bern.

What awaits you

Welcome Coffee

Thought-provoking keynote

The power of human connectivity

Panel discussion

lead by Jessica Plucain PhD, Program Manager BioMed Entrepreneurship, Biotech Entrepreneurship School Project Manager, Zurich University

Building HR & leadership impact, mindset & effectiveness
Pierre Kairouz, Principal Consultant Mercuri Urval

Breaking Barriers – Diversity & inclusion in biotech
Amri Johnson, CEO Inclusion Wins

Swiss Biotech Talent – Challenges or opportunities?
Amir Al-Ajooz, Founder Scene

Relocating to Switzerland – Attracting and retaining global biotech talents
Caterina Schneeberger, Managing Director, Connectiv Relocation AG

Networking lunch

Case studies

Learn from Swiss biotech experiences, dissecting success stories and lessons from the field

HR networking

Informal peer-to-peer experience and best practice exchange

Biotech HR sprint workshops

Workshops to identify and align Swiss biotech HR goals, set top priority actions


Celebrate the day’s achievements while fostering lasting connections

Please register by November 17