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October will see COG Europe held in Milan, Italy. Milan is a major European hub for Business, Travel, Academia/ Research, and History. Boasting excellent transport links to all of Europe, Milan is home to over many global pharmaceutical companies as well as 250 biotech, and 17 research hospitals.

Notable Facts & Figures

- 2 out of 10 trials approved in the EU are Italian - Italy is a top-three EU country for R&D in pharmacology, toxicology, and pharmaceutical research and clinical trials - Milano boasts the highest number of innovative startups in Italy

Travel Connections

Travel to Milan is relatively easy by plane, Milan is served by 3 airports with direct routes to other major European hubs. Milan is also well connected by rail, with many Italian cities served, as well as destinations in Switzerland, France, and beyond!

To illustrate the ease of travel by plane, below is a price comparison for attendees of COG Europe – if the journey booked was 9th to 11th October 2023, price correct as of 1st June 2023.

Exchange Rate: 1 GBP = 1.16 EUR / Source:

Overall, Milan's strategic location, travel infrastructure, economic significance, academic excellence and industry ties make it the perfect location for hosting 2023’s COG Europe.


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