About Us

Lychee Group is a media company specializing in China's life sciences industry. Through our targeted events, we bring together the business leaders that are shaping the fastest growing life sciences market in the world.



Our mission is simple: create the best, most innovative events to provide you with the latest business information and the greatest opportunity to network with your peers and new potential business partners.

Our Philosophy


From the moment you hear about a conference we’re organizing to the end of your attendance, we want your experience with us to be as seamless as possible so you can focus exclusively on learning, networking and advancing your business.

Traditional conference companies aim to run a very large number of events to serve their own business needs, not yours. The result of that strategy is that quality and attendance vary greatly from event to event.

At Lychee Group, our philosophy is to focus on fewer events and make them the best in the industry.

We understand the importance of having the right mix of attendees and speakers. We understand that some of the most important exchange of ideas occurs in the hallways, at the networking receptions and over lunch. We design all our events from the ground up with these aspects in mind to offer a unique and engaging experience.

We appreciate the commitment you make every time you decide to attend one of our events. That is why we believe that every event we organize better be worth your investment and time away from the office.

Lychee Group Executive Management

Jon E. Liong,
Managing Partner

Jon is the founder and owner of Lychee Group, a media company focused on creating high-end events for China's life sciences industry. Jon brings over 10 years of success in the strategic planning, organization and marketing of pharmaceutical and biotech business-to-business conferences. In 1999, he joined Strategic Research Institute, a leading New York-based conference company. During his tenure there he organized and directed over 100 successful life sciences conferences and managed the production of over 40 events annually. As Managing Director, Jon led the company’s global expansion into Asia, conceiving and launching the "IMPACT CHINA: Pharmaceutical Global R&D" series, which was the first-ever Western-organized conference covering China's life sciences industry. In 2007, Jon joined Burrill Life Sciences Media Group, the media arm of Burrill & Company, a leading life sciences venture capital firm based in San Francisco. As Director of Events, he was in charge of production and strategic planning to launch new events in the US and China. Jon received his B.S. in Marketing from the New York University Stern School of Business

Christopher Liong,

Chris is Director of Research at Suffolk Capital Management, a New York-based investment firm with over $3 billion under management. He joined Suffolk Capital Management in 1996 as a Research Analyst covering the technology and telecom sectors. Mr. Liong became the firm’s first Director of Research in 1999, leading the firm’s analysts in applying Suffolk Capital Management’s valuation methodology. Two years later, Mr. Liong began to assist the Chief Investment Officer in managing the Mid/Large Cap Core Equity Fund. In 2002, Mr. Liong began the firm’s Large Cap Growth Fund. Mr. Liong received his B.S. in Material Science from Cornell University.

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