With increasing pressure to reduce drug development costs and accelerate R&D programs, the global companies have started setting up R&D centres in Asia to take advantage of cost-effective, yet highly skilled talent pool. India has emerged as a preferred destination for contract research and manufacturing activities, process reengineering and innovative R&D to act as a single destination with various enablers in place. The country is aided by a large, highly skilled community of scientists and researchers. Additionally, the government’s support in bringing a comprehensive IPR Policy, launch of ‘Make in India’ and financial support programs, regulatory reforms, etc. are expected to further boost the growth for Life Sciences industry. Under this backdrop, the thirteenth edition of BioAsia will be organized with the theme of Leveraging India to Succeed globally and shall focus on connecting the dots to build stakeholder consensus and draw a distinct road-map to propel the sector growth.