2017 Program

Monday, July 17

16:00 Arrival & Registration
17:00 Welcome Events – Drinks, Falconry and Archery
19:00

Biotech CEO Summit Opening Dinner Reception

  • Participant Introductions
  • Fireside Chat
  • Networking Dinner Reception
21:30 Conclusion of Opening Events

Tuesday, July 18

07:00 Breakfast & Giant Jenga
08:30 Overview and Rules of Engagement
09:15 GROUP DISCUSSION 1
10:15 Morning Break & Giant Jenga
10:30 GROUP DISCUSSION 2
11:30 GROUP DISCUSSION 3
12:30 Networking Lunch (Location: Sika Restaurant)
13:30 SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
14:30 GROUP DISCUSSION 4
15:30 Afternoon Tea Break & Giant Jenga
16:00 An Unguarded Conversation Among CEOs & Friends
17:00 Wrap-up of Day 1
19:00 Drinks, Reception & Dinner

Wednesday, July 19

07:00 Breakfast & Giant Jenga
08:15 GROUP DISCUSSION 5
09:15 GROUP DISCUSSION 6
10:15 Morning Break & Giant Jenga
10:30 GROUP DISCUSSION 7
11:30  GROUP DISCUSSION 8
12:30 Networking Lunch
13:00 GROUP DISCUSSION 9
14:30 An Unguarded Conversation Among CEOs & Friends
15:30 Closing Reception

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Discussion Topics:

  • Selecting the Right Projects for Internal Development & Partnering
  • Preparing your Company for the many stages of development
  • Fundraising
  • US Investors – do you need them and how do you get them?
  • Aligning your board with your vision while adapting to the new realities
  • Planning for approval – is it ever too early to talk to EMEA, NICE and FDA & to think about commercialization?
  • Communications strategy – preparing for the good, the bad and the unforeseen
  • Adversity – Every biotech company goes through it
  • Team development – managing you team is critical to success, diversity enhances your team
  • The political winds – preparing to be buffeted by them
  • The characteristics of a successful biotech CEO
  • Critical infection points