Why North Carolina?

1st January, 1970

Why North Carolina?

The Research Triangle Park is booming with firms specializing in biotechnology and the life sciences. With a strong concentration of more than 80 biotechnology and life sciences companies located in the Park, employing over 9,000 local specialists, RTP anchors the Triangle region’s strengths in human capital and depth of its workforce. These include large firms and smaller start-ups lured by the Park’s flexible incubator spaces

The Research Triangle Park was globally ranked #8 in the 2017 Ranking of top US Biopharma Clusters for its combination of excellent, low-cost infrastructure and highly networked scientific working groups. The region also offers several high-caliber universities and well established venture capital firms that invest millions in RTP-based companies every year, bolstering RTP as a life sciences and biotechnology hub.

In 2014 Forbes magazine listen these as some of the reasons to locate businesses at RTP: the park is “a truly central location… only a six-mile, eight- to 12-minute drive to RDU International Airportthe young energy is already coming there after work hours…with activates such as TEDxRaleigh becoming a fixture in the calendar”  

Given this setting Arena international has been working hard since 2010 to bring a high quality event to the region which can assist in the Park’s development and growth. Our conference, the only annual gathering for the industry in the area, is the perfect opportunity for sponsors and vendors to get together and address the issues that are affecting their ability to become more competitive in an ever more crowded market.


Arena’s business-to-business events offer a myriad of opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to drive their businesses forward.
Our sponsorship packages help companies educate ther target market on key industry issues and spread brand awareness throughout the

If you want to discuss how we can help you generate leads and add-value to your corporate and brand image please contact:

Paul Adams
+44 (0)20 7936 6948

Speaker opportunities

We identify and invite individuals we believe to be the best speakers in the market, if you think you can make a difference to the quality of our events please contact:

Chloe Roberts
E: Chloe.Roberts@arena-international.com
T: +44 (0)207 936 6822