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Business Development and Licensing in Pharma and Biotech

Maintaining Innovative Competitive Advantage by Optimizing Partnerships for BD and Licensing Rooted in Business Initiatives and Corporate Strategy

17-19 Nov 2020
An Online and Fully Engaged Event | U.S. Eastern Time Zone, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

Business Development and Licensing in Pharma and Biotech

Traditionally, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies have looked internally to R&D departments to fill new product pipeline. However, there has been a fundamental shift in recent years, largely propelled by the declining ability for companies to sustain competitive advantage given pressures to decrease costs while still creating growth opportunities. To revitalize sustainable performance opportunities organizations have focused on current innovation strategy looking outward to form strategic partnerships and alliances to continue to advance innovation initiatives.

This interactive conference will provide attendees the opportunity to create procedures and improve tactics for business strategies. Attendees will engage with colleagues and network information regarding optimizing business initiatives surrounding licensing and partnerships.

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Canít physically attend this conference?

Donít worry we have you covered! If your ability to travel is restricted we know your appetite for key business insights remains so our Live+ digital platform enables you to fully participate in the event remotely. Of course it provides access to live online streams of all session, but much more than that, it ensures you are able to engage with speakers directly allowing you to participate in Q&A, relevant breakout groups as well as event polling and other insights and resources delivered during the event. We realize interacting with other delegates is key to your event experience, so our innovate online solution allows you to set up online meetings with other virtual and physical attendees throughout the event; ensuring you still walk away with those key contacts that can make a tangible difference to you and your business. The platform will continue to host all event content on-demand for you to re-visit and continue to access for up to 6 months post event.

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Key Topics

  • Optimize partnerships and alliances through enhanced transparency and communication
  • Improve scouting and contracting strategic business partnerships to better exceed needs of business development
  • Root all efforts to align with BD & L initiatives through innovative strategic methods
  • Strengthen BD and licensing processes through optimized BD strategies
  • Analyze the impact of IP in mergers & acquisitions

  • Why Choose marcus evans?

    marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of 63 offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement.

    Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

    Practical Insights From

    Sam O'Connor
    Executive Director and Head of Operations & Portfolio Management

    Tayseer Ghazzouli
    Sr. Director, Head of Alliance Management, Immunology TA
    Janssen R&D | Johnson & Johnson Inc

    Ravi Kiron
    Head, BioPharma External Innovation
    EMD Serono

    Lisa Mendoza
    Director External Research & Alliances Open Innovation Ė Digital Technologies

    Tad Weems
    Director Early Stage Partnerships
    Agilent Technologies

    Kip Roberts
    Sr. Director BD& Strategy

    Jukka Muhonen
    Director Global Business Development & Alliance Management
    Orion Corporation

    Rachel Skelton
    Director of Business Development
    Leica Biosystems Inc

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • High quality presentations, engaging audience, well-run” – GSK Consumer
    • “Fantastic forum with many innovative thought leaders in various medical device, pharma, and biotech industries.” – Edwards Life Sciences
    • “Very informative and interesting. I’m very impressed with the knowledge of the speakers”. - Allergan
    • “Diverse, well organized presentations by experienced people.” - AbbVie
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    Event Contact

    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Jeremy Wise

    455 N Cityfront Plaza 9th Floor Ė Chicago, IL 60611

    +1 312.540.3000 x6523