Organised by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) with the purpose of urging regional businesses to take up the ‘export for growth’ challenge, the event will be one of a series of Olympic-themed events linked to the "British Business Embassy" events that took place during the London 2012 Olympics.
Some 140 delegates are expected to attend the one-day conference and exhibition, which includes presentations from regional government and the national UKTI body.
Commercial services manager of Unispace Sunderland Sharon Olver said: "This summit is an example of a contract win secured in part due to our expertise as a University in the pharmaceutical field. We are particularly pleased to be able to support the university’s core proposition with such a high profile event.
Professor Tony Alabaster, associate dean in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Sunderland University, added: "The University is delighted to be hosting such an important Healthcare and Life Sciences Business Summit. The Department of Pharmacy, Health and Well-being within the Faculty plays a key role in engaging with the region's healthcare and life sciences economy and is actively engaged in helping to deliver the goals of the UKTI in creating 500 new exporters in the North East by 2015, by providing inspiring and accessible academic and infra-structure support."