Hundreds of industry executives, leaders in government and higher education, biotechnology and pharma executives, and life sciences supporters from across America will convene in Charleston, SC for SCBIO 2018 – SCBIO’s Annual Conference -- October 23-25, 2018 at Charleston’s Gaillard Auditorium.
Invited speakers and panelists include South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, BIO global CEO Jim Greenwood, Nephron Pharmaceuticals CEO Lou Kennedy, Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt, MUSC President David Cole, University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides, Thorne COO Tom McKenna, SoftBox Systems Global President Wayne Langlois and many more.
Themed “Connect. Collaborate. Advance.", the conference features 2-plus days of intensive networking, innovation updates, opportunity discovery, partnership making and strategic discussion. Registrants include top officials across a broad spectrum of life sciences industries including:
- Medical devices and medtech
- Bio manufacturing and CMOs
- Drug discovery, R&D and CROs
- Diagnostics and testing
- Digital health and Health IT
- Bioscience-related Distribution, BioAg and more.
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The conference also features meals and mixers with key partners and vendors to the life sciences industry in a mini-trade show format designed for active discussion.
As South Carolina’s investor-driven economic development organization exclusively focused on building, advancing, and growing the life sciences industry in the state, SCBIO members are involved in the research, development and commercialization of innovative healthcare, medical device, industrial, environmental and agricultural biotechnology products. The industry has an $11.4 billion economic impact and over 400 firms involved in the industry.
SCBIO 2018 kicks off Tuesday evening with a Welcome Reception for conference registrants, speakers and sponsors at The Dewberry Inn, featuring relaxing gardens and spectacular views of downtown Charleston... presented by The Dewberry and the Charleston CVB.
Agendas Wednesday and Thursday feature top state, national and international speakers on topics including:
- "The Future of Healthcare Delivery in South Carolina"
- "Pharma's Future in the Palmetto State & Nation"
- "Selling to the World: South Carolina's Place in Life Sciences"
- "Data -- The New Currency of Healthcare"
- "Developing, Recruiting & Retaining Talent in Life Sciences"
- "Profiles in Courage: Raising Capital"
- "Manufacturing Success: Why SC is Right for Med Device Development"
Hear presentations from leaders of the state’s research universities. Get updates from executives of national industry associations including BIO and AdvaMed. And enjoy the Wednesday evening Gala Reception for registrants, presented by Womble Bond Dickinson.
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