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Life Sciences Index (LSI) is a leading provider of interactive, debate-led events for senior executives and decision makers in the greater life science industries — pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, health and nutrition — to network, learn, share knowledge and resolve critical business issues.

Established in 2011 and embraced by sponsors, delegates and speakers alike, LSI’s unique approach has resulted in a growing portfolio of highly successful events that bring subject matter experts from a variety of global businesses, functions and geographical locations together to examine the drivers and hurdles of today and address those of tomorrow.

Founders Christopher Watt and Samuel Thangiah have combined many years of business-to-business event, conference and digital community experience to enable market leaders to stay current and connected.

Life Sciences Index also produce private client events alongside NHS market research and access services through an exclusive strategic partnership.

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-ThangiahSamuel 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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