The event attracted many leading scientists and researchers from ASEAN member countries as well as Japan, the Republic of Korea, China and Australia. The conference provided a platform for life sciences business partnership in line with ASEAN regulatory harmonization, participants discussed measures to ensure a bright future full of opportunities for enterprises in the industrial sector of ASEAN countries to promote products, innovations, and expand business operation. They focused on the new advanced technology in life sciences engineering and business trends, as well as opportunities for life sciences products, such as biopharmaceuticals, medical devices and robotics, herbal medicines and cosmetics. Apart from joining the conference, the Vietnamese delegation also took part in an exhibition of achievements in the bio technology and health care sectors. The Vietnam pavilion showcased the results of recent research into new rice strains.