Join hundreds of industry executives, leaders in government and higher education, biotechnology and pharma executives, and life sciences supporters from across America in Charleston, SC for SCBIO 2017 – SCBIO’s Annual Conference -- October 24-26, 2017 at Charleston’s Gaillard Auditorium.
Committed speakers and panelists include South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, BIO global CEO Jim Greenwood, Nephron Pharmaceuticals CEO Lou Kennedy, MUSC President David Cole, Clemson University President Jim Clements, and University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides.
Themed “Building the Business of Life SCiences in SC”, the conference will feature 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, bio manufacturing, drug discovery, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and testing, digital health and health IT, bio ag and more. Interested attendees and sponsors can register at SCBIO 2017 Registration on Eventbrite for full details. The conference will also feature meals and mixers with key partners and vendors of the life sciences industry in a mini-trade show format designed for active discussion.
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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 more than 400 firms directly involved in the industry.
SCBIO 2017 kicks off Tuesday evening with a Welcome Reception for conference registrants, speakers and sponsors on the rooftop terrace of the Grand Bohemian Hotel. Wednesday will feature a full day of sessions beginning with a Welcome Breakfast, greeting by Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and Industry CEO Panel. A report on South Carolina’s exploding Life Sciences Industry featuring SCBIO CEO Sam Konduros and USC Darla Moore School of Business leader Dr. Joey Von Nessen will follow, as will a presentation by SC Deputy Secretary of Commerce Jennifer Fletcher.
Wednesday features Welcome Breakfast and a second CEO panel of leaders from South Carolina’s biotech industry delivering insight on organizational challenges and opportunities. The industry CEO panel will be followed by a luncheon keynoted by Jim Greenwood, CEO of BIO, with comments from South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster to follow.
Afternoon highlights include presentations from leaders of the state’s research universities followed by an interactive panel discussion with nationally respected venture capitalists on attracting additional capital to emerging life science businesses. An evening Reception for all registrants will follow.
Thursday will cap SCBIO 2017 with a final Welcome Breakfast event designed to engage conference attendees directly in strategic discussios, catalyzed by a presentation on “Building SC’s Life Sciences Industry” delivered by CEOs of scaling-up life sciences companies. An interactive SWOT session on the needs of the industry in South Carolina will follow, and Thursday will culminate with facilitated sessions at which attendees can interface with industry leaders, panelists, presenters and stakeholders.
Committed sponsors of SCBIO 2017 include the South Carolina Department of Commerce; Nephron Pharmaceuticals; SCRA; Charleston Harbor Entrepreneur Center; KDS Commercial Real Estate; MUSC; the Charleston Regional Development Alliance; AVX; SiMT; Clemson University; University of South Carolina; the Upstate Alliance; VWR; SEMDA and many more.
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