Outsourcing in Clinical Trials (OCT) East Asia 2019


Written by:
David Wilkerson

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a huge metropolis where modern skyscrapers, high-tech subways and high fashion meet Buddhist temples, ancient palaces and genuine street markets. Notable attractions include the neofuturistic Dongdaemun Design Plaza landmark, Gyeongbokgung Royal Palace with over 7,000 rooms, and Jogyesa Temple. If you happen to be in the regulatory and clinical trial management space, you should also check out the OCT East Asia 2019 in December.      

The Outsourcing in Clinical Trials (OCT) East Asia 2019 conference will be held from December 11th - 12th at the InterContinental Seoul Coex, in Seoul, South Korea. After a successful conference in 2018, Arena International Events Groups will be returning to Seoul this year for yet another superb OCT event. With more than 300 attendees expected from across the region, OCT East Asia 2019 will provide two full days of engaging presentations with some of the biggest names in the clinical trial industry. 

The 2019 program includes the newest content and more interactive sessions than ever before, enabling attendees to discuss and overcome common bottlenecks such as the always changing regulatory landscape and how to find the best clinical partners for your trial. Attendees will get the chance to hear from expert speakers from key companies in the Eastern Asia region including EirGenix, Hyundai Pharm, Enzychem Lifesciences, and Novotech, as well as networking opportunities with a variety of other exhibitors to explore. 

OCT East Asia 2019 will give your team a chance to connect with pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech experts to discuss adopting new trends, exploring opportunities and learning how to optimize your clinical knowledge by staying ahead of the industry. This conference will help you find all of the right solution providers to partner with and further accelerate your clinical trial timelines. Attendees will enjoy an engaging program fully loaded with case studies, panel discussions, and round table sessions, with an added bonus of obtaining local knowledge on the opportunities for clinical trials in the Eastern Asia region. In the past there has always been great interest in conferences organized by Arena International Events Group and tickets are always limited, so be sure to register your team as soon as possible. 

For events such as these, it can quickly become overwhelming for a team of company attendees, particularly if limited in size. With so much potential ground to cover, making the most of your time and investment is key, so we’ve put a few tips together for planning out your time in Seoul: 

Know the area and activities 

Last year was Arena International’s largest OCT event in the Eastern Asia region, and this year will be even bigger, loaded with more activities and attendees than ever before. From numerous networking opportunities to discuss your clinical trial operations to debating on the latest outsourcing challenges, OCT East Asia 2019 will offer more insight into the latest clinical trial technologies and development strategies like no other conference in the industry space. If your regional team is currently hitting roadblocks in your regulatory pipeline and bottlenecks with your clinical development strategies, there is no better conference to attend this year.  

The 2019 conference will attract over 300 clinical trial stakeholders to meet and discuss the future of clinical trials in the region. Across the 2 days, attendees will hear from some of the most innovative biotech companies and service providers from across East Asia and abroad. In 2019, not only will the audience be discussing partnership and outsourcing challenges, but there will also be the Clinical Trial Supply East Asia conference co-located with the OCT event to give you the opportunity to define an end-to-end clinical strategy.

Some of the features that OCT East Asia 2019 will have to offer include: 

  • 300+ attendees to meet each year
  • 30+ exhibitors to explore 
  • 25+ speakers 
  • 70% attendees at director-level or higher  

This particular conference is an exceptional networking opportunity for industry accelerators in the Eastern Asia clinical trial space to get a chance to meet their peers, uncover new insights into common challenges and engage with seasoned solution providers. During the conference you will be able to join like-minded colleagues and learn new perspectives on recent clinical trial developments through a series of speaker presentations, panel discussions, case studies, and round table sessions. OCT East Asia 2019 will also discuss all of the essential connections between process, tools and techniques in order to manage any changes in the clinical trial technology landscape. The exhibition area will feature some of the best-in-class solution providers in the region who will also be able to deliver improvements upon your specific clinical trial pipeline.  

For more details visit Arena International’s OCT East Asia 2019 full conference agenda for a complete list of all of the activities taking place during the event. 

Identify the right companies to meet

This conference is mainly geared towards addressing the concerns of trial sponsors based in the Eastern Asia region and who are conducting clinical trials at either locally or on a global scale. With an informative agenda, interactive networking sessions and a multitude of innovative service providers, this special event focuses on helping teams find the best solutions to their most complicated clinical trial challenges. Even though this particular conference is small in size compared to some of the larger events we’ve recently covered, OCT East Asia 2019 provides a unique advantage of mingling with other companies on a very personal level, creating a concentrated atmosphere of one-on-one experiences and building strong relationships that would otherwise be difficult to achieve at the larger venues.  

Outsourcing in Clinical Trial East Asia 2019 will focus on providing attendees with practical takeaways and solutions to their most current operational and outsourcing challenges in clinical trial management. The event will bring together a definitive group of executives responsible for outsourcing clinical trials and enhancing partnerships with new and existing vendors. There will be expert guidance throughout the entire conference program with numerous networking opportunities in between. The people who should consider attending this event are those with responsibility for clinical operations and outsourcing across the Eastern Asia region. 

After listening to some speaker sessions and panel discussions, be sure to take some time and visit vendors in the exhibitor hall and discover new solutions that will speed up the progress of your studies and ultimately lower the costs of your clinical trials. There will be plenty of exhibitors to learn about and discuss new technologies, current roadblocks, and potential improvements to your clinical trial pipeline. For more details, check out the full list of sponsors, co-sponsors and exhibitors attending this event.

Find out who’s going

It can be rather difficult to determine exactly who’s going to be attending and exhibiting at conferences within smaller venues, but overall we believe the Outsourcing in Clinical Trials East Asia 2019 event will be a unique and informative platform for the clinical trial and research cluster in the local region. Selecting the right partners, managing your relationships with outsourcing service providers and targeting other opportunities are all key factors in reducing the overall cost of your clinical trial. This conference will be packed with valuable resources and will offer attendees opportunities to develop practical strategies that they can implement to optimize your specific clinical trial programs.      

Day 1 will kick-off the conference with registration promptly followed by a case study on FDA approved biosimilar medicines and five speaker sessions on multiple topics such as accelerating clinical trials in Asia-Pacific and exploring study design to accelerate registration approvals. After lunch there will be another round of speaker sessions including more time for networking with fellow attendees and exhibitors. Day 2 will continue with many more speaker presentations, quick-fire sessions, and a roundtable discussion covering everything from clinical trial innovation to the newest technologies in the industry. In addition to all of the speaker sessions and presentations, there will be over 30 exhibitors to explore, so make sure to leave room for networking with potential solution providers as well as other attendees!     

Another great way to prepare for your journey through the exhibit area is to check out the Interactive Floor Plan to find specific companies that you’re interested in speaking with and lay out your plans for exploring the show. The interactive map is a great tool for anyone interested in making the most of their time at OCT East Asia 2019.    

Wear comfortable footwear 

This point is really worth mentioning, and since exploring the conference will span over 2 days, please make sure to wear your most comfortable footwear and attire. You’ll want to be at peak endurance during the event, so be sure to drink plenty of water, and don’t miss out on any important exhibits, speakers sessions, and most of all, meetings! 

Meet up with Zymewire

While we may not be attending OCT East Asia 2019 this year, we’d still like to hear from you! Let us know about your experiences, and how your company preps for events to maximize ROI. If you would like to learn more about how teams at service providers around the world are getting more face to face meetings with the right prospects, reach out for a demo today!


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