BioPartner UK appoints Dr Priya Kalia to Advisory Board

Today, BioPartner UK, the independent, accredited trade organisation that supports UK international trade by promoting and supporting global partnerships, announced the appointment of Dr Priya Kalia, Managing Director of SciTribe Ltd, to its Advisory Board. BioPartner UK’s Advisory Board includes senior investors, executive and non-executive directors, and business development executives. It is focused on driving awareness of global opportunities for small-to-medium enterprises and start-ups, helping to promote membership, and maximising on member services. 

Priya founded SciTribe as a strategic advisory firm focused on positioning, profile-raising, and research for the Science and Technology sectors. Applying over 20 years of combined research and communications experience, SciTribe combines big-picture thinking with specialist insights to develop effective, tailored strategies and multi-channel delivery plans that help organisations succeed in reaching their business and communications objectives. Priya previously worked in medical research and has a BSc(Hons) in Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto, Canada, and a PhD in Regenerative Medicine from UCL. Throughout her career, she has spent time in and worked across different countries, including Canada, UK, Sweden, Finland, and Myanmar.

Lin Bateson, Chief Executive of BioPartner UK, commented:Over the past 14 years, BioPartner has established a significant UK presence at international conferences and created countless networking and business opportunities for UK companies. Priya has been working with our team in readiness to communicate these successes, and to expand our activities. With Priya’s extensive experience in Communications, her presence on our Advisory Board will guarantee that our industry services are aptly showcased, positioning BioPartner as the premier choice for cost savings and international opportunities.” 

Dr Priya Kalia, Managing Director, SciTribe, said: “BioPartner UK has been a pivotal force helping business expand internationally, providing expert knowledge and resources that facilitate travel and attendance at key meetings throughout the year. It is poised for increased growth and success in 2024, and I look forward to assisting the team with its communications strategy to reach its goals, assisting the team to reach the right audiences at the right time and achieve its business development aims.”

For major meetings such as BIO-Europe and BIO-Europe Spring, BioPartner organises a popular UK delegation that signposts potential customers and partners to participating organisations. With strong links to the Department for Business and Trade and other regional hubs and embassies, BioPartner works with conference organisers, in-country agencies and overseas networks to provide the best business opportunities for its members and UK companies travelling with outward delegations. BioPartner also provides access to significant entry fee discounts for key Life Science conferences.

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