Program

Monday, July 17

15:00 Arrival & Registration
17:00 Ice Breaker – Drinks, Falconry and Archery
18:30

Biotech CEO Summit Opening Dinner Reception

  • Welcome & Participant Self-Introductions:
    • Sara Jane Demy, CEO, Demy-Colton
  • Fireside Chat: The Purposeful CEO – The view from a seasoned advisor on an industry in continual transformation
    • Moderator: Tim Opler, Partner & Co-Founder, Torreya Partners
    • Discussant: Dennis Purcell, Founder and Senior Advisor, Aisling Capital
  • Networking Dinner Reception
22:00 Conclusion of Opening Events

Tuesday, July 18

07:00 Breakfast 
08:15

Overview and Rules of Engagement

  • Flash survey and CEO self-assessment
08:45 DISCUSSION 1: The Biotech CEO Balancing Act – Risk, cash, value & reason for being
09:20 DISCUSSION 2: Your Assets – How far to advance key assets & strategic monetization
10:00 Break
10:15 DISCUSSION 3: Planning for approval and commercialization – When, where, and how
11:00 DISCUSSION 4: Maximizing returns – Thinking about your shareholders and their needs versus access, patients and perception
12:00 Lunch
13:00 DISCUSSION 5: The Board – When and how do you engage them in strategic discussions?
14:00 DISCUSSION 6: Money – A biotech CEO is always in fundraising mode
15:00

An unguarded conversation among CEOs and friends

  • Looking to America for investors
16:00 BIOTECH CEO SUMMIT GAMES
18:30 GALA DINNER AND AWARDS

Wednesday, July 19

07:00 Breakfast
08:30 DISCUSSION 7: Communications strategy — Building the story of your company, getting buy-in from stakeholders and planning for the good, bad, and unforeseen
09:15

DISCUSSION 8: Leading through adversity; it happens to every biotech CEO

  • A trial fails, your IP is challenged, your share price has no volume
10:15 Break
10:30 DISCUSSION 9: Team development – Leading your team to success, knowing when to let go of a team member who no longer fits, and embracing diversity
11:30 

DISCUSSION 10: Board development – Adapting to new realities and aligning the board with your vision

  • When & how to communicate with your board
  • Navigating “problems” with an overly involved board member
12:30 Lunch
13:30 DISCUSSION 11: The winds of change
14:30 DISCUSSION 12: Critical inflection points and moments of truth
15:30 AN UNGUARDED CONVERSATION AMONG CEOS AND FRIENDS – The characteristics of a successful biotech CEO
16:30 CLOSING RECEPTION

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