Launched in 2011, Life Sciences Index is a specialist provider of events designed for life science leaders to stay current and connected in a network of peer-to-peer debate and continuous learning.
The company was created with the aim of helping those industry leaders across global business and functions and geographical locations to resolve today’s critical business issues and addressing those of tomorrow.
This driving ambition consequently led to the launch of the company’s first event, Pharma Integrates 2012. This event provided senior industry executives with an interactive platform for rigorous and on-going knowledge sharing and networking capabilities.
Embraced by the industry, LSI’s unique approach was an undisputed success and there is much anticipation for the follow up event this year, Pharma Integrates 2013. In addition to the portfolio of Pharma conferences, Life Sciences Index is developing their network of events in adjacent industry sectors.
Christopher Watt and Samuel Thangiah, founders of Life Sciences Index, bring many years of combined business-to-business event, conference, and digital community experience across the Supply Chain and Life Sciences industry.
They have worked with some of the world’s largest organisations, including Pfizer, Coca Cola, Unilever and GSK to deliver unrivalled and high impact networking and event solutions
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Christopher has been developing conferences, industry recognised award ceremonies and online business communities focusing on the supply chain and life science sectors for many years.
As Managing Director of Via Connect, a specialist events provider to the bio/pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and personal care industries, he was instrumental in steering and growing all aspects of the business including product development, marketing and management.
Prior to that, Christopher was Co-Founder and Director of RaptureWorld, a business information and events company working exclusively in the global supply chain sector. Notable achievements included the introduction of SCM World, the leading online global institute for senior supply chain leaders.
Prior to this role, he was Marketing Director of The Awareness Group, a conference company specialising in strategic level supply chain events, and his expertise in product marketing and business management drove the company’s growth exponentially over a 5 year period, resulting in a trade-sale to a leading FTSE 500 media and events business.
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Co-Founder & Executive Director
Samuel brings many years of commercial business development, marketing and management experience, most recently as Co-Founder and Commercial Director of Via Connect, a specialist events provider to the bio/pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and personal care industries, with overall responsibility for commercial operations.
Notable achievements included the successful launch and sell-out success of the Nutraceutical Business and Technology Awards & Business Roundtable.
Prior to this role, he was Co-Founder and Managing Director of Caleb Samuels, a property investment, acquisition and Management Company, with overall responsibility for business development and portfolio management. Samuel successfully drove the company’s growth over a five period resulting in a trade-sale to a leading UK property management company.
Previous roles included several key sales and marketing positions at the Telegraph Media Group and Pronet Analytics.
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Corporate Development Advisor
As Corporate Development Advisor to LSI, Miranda brings over ten years of event and publishing experience within the life sciences sector. Following on from the resounding success of Pharma Integrates 2012, she will champion the overall growth and development of our event portfolio into adjacent markets.
Previously at Via Communications Ltd, Miranda was Group Publisher for a global portfolio of titles in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and personal care industries. During this time, she was instrumental in the launch of several magazines and events from concept through to successful production. Notable achievements include the development of Pharma and Nutraceutical Business & Technology Magazines into industry leading titles. Additionally as Event Director launching the prestigious European Outsourcing Awards, a gala dinner for senior pharmaceutical executives in 2005.
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