CONTACT 2022 - A great success for life sciences companies and talents
On 04 May 2022, CONTACT2022, the largest life science fair in the Rhine-Neckar region, was successfully held at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg. Thanks to a particularly effective hygiene concept, the fair was able to take place despite restrictions caused by Corona and was a complete success for exhibitors and visitors.
The BioContact e.V. association, which has been organizing and hosting the fair for over 20 years now, made it possible for visitors to the fair to attend a hybrid event, where lectures and workshops by the exhibiting companies could be attended in the DKFZ communication center and simultaneously watched live online. By using a time slot system, numerous visitors including doctoral students, natural scientists and physicians could take advantage of the opportunity to contact the companies directly and gather information about career and entry opportunities. For many companies, it was the first presence fair with direct contact to the interested visitors after a long time and many virtual fairs.
In addition to the company stands and presentations, the CONTACT2022 had many specials to offer. These included several workshops such as the CV-check, a food truck, the coffee bike and a very lively panel discussion by some of the company representatives about "Work trends - how will the workplace and work culture change in the future?”.
The very well-organized CONTACT of this year has established itself again as an important institution for the exchange between companies and talents in the life science sector.