Conference Agenda


October 24 - 26, 2017 |  Charleston, SC  |  The Gaillard

Tuesday, October 24 – Grand Bohemian Hotel Rooftop Terrace

6 - 6:30PM           VIP Welcome Reception 

6:30 - 8PM           Welcome Reception (All Registrants) - conference registration/check-in available


Wednesday, October 25 – The Gaillard Grand Ballroom

7AM - 12PM       Registration Open/SCBIO Exhibitor Pavilion opens 8 a.m. and remains open all day

8:30AM                Welcome Breakfast & Networking
                              Conference Kick-Off --
Erin Ford, SCBIO Chair & Sam Konduros, SCBIO President/CEO
                              Charleston Welcome -- The Hon. John Tecklenburg, Mayor, City of Charleston
                              CEO Panel  -- "Resilience & Focus:  Building a Diverse Life Science Portfolio in SC"
                                    Nancy Snowden, CEO, NCGS
                                          Chuck Crumpton, CEO/President, Medpoint
                                          Lou Kennedy, CEO, Nephron Pharmaceuticals
                                          Moderator:  Kathy Phlegar, Phlegar & Associates, SCBIO Board

10AM                   SCBIO Reimagined – Erin Ford, SCBIO Chair
                              SCBIO Rising – Sam Konduros, SCBIO President/CEO
                              SC Life Sciences Economic Impact Study Highlights
                                    Dr. Joey Von Nessen, USC Darla Moore School of Business 

11AM                   Networking break

11:15AM              "Creating an Unprecedented Strategic Plan for Growing Life Sciences in SC" 
                                    Jennifer Fletcher, Deputy Secretary, South Carolina Department of Commerce

11:30AM              Life Sciences Industry Panel -- "The Opportunities & Challenges of Building a Life Science Company"
                                   Lou Kennedy, CEO, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation
                                        Joseph McDonald, President & CEO, Belimed
                                        John Hammes, General Manager Americas, SoftBox
                                        Robert Fairey, VP Health Division, AVX 
                                        Moderator:  Jennifer Fletcher, SC Dept. of Commerce

12:30PM              Luncheon & Keynote"Global Trends for the Life Sciences Industry -- and Implications for SC"
                                  Jim Greenwood, Global President and CEO, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

1:30PM                Gubernatorial Address:  "SC Life Sciences Powered by Public/Private Partnership" 
                                    The Honorable Henry McMaster, Governor, State of South Carolina

2:30PM                Special activity

2:45PM                Networking break

3PM                      "Building a Life Sciences-Fueled Knowledge Economy in SC" 
Dr. David Cole, President, Medical University of South Carolina
                                          Jim Clements, President, Clemson University
                                          Moderator:  Christine Thiesing, SC Research Authority & SCBIO Board

4 - 5PM                "Realities & Myths of Attracting Capital to Fuel Life Sciences Industry in SC & Beyond" 
                                   Amy Salzhauer, Co-Managing Partner, Good Growth Capital
                                         Robert Crutchfield, Executive Director, Innovate Birmingham
                                         Noah F. Rhodes III,  Great Point Partners
                                         David Perkins, President and CEO, Hatteras Funds
                                         Moderator:  John Osborne, Founder, Harbor Entrepreneur Center and Charleston Angel Partners

5 - 7PM                Conference Crescendo Reception – The Gaillard Upper Lobby

7PM on                Collaboration Dinner Parties 


Thursday, October 26th The Gaillard Grand Ballroom

7:30AM               Welcome Breakfast & Networking -- SCBIO Exhibitor Pavilion open

8:30AM               CEO Feature: Building the Life Sciences Industry in Real Time -- It's Not for the Timid!"
Story Telling by Matt Gevaert, CEO, KIYATEC and Shawn Reagan, CEO, RhythmLink

9:30AM               Live SWOT Discussion with Attendees - Facilitator, Sam Konduros, SCBIO

10AM                  High-Impact Networking & Relationship Building
Conference Participants join industry CEOs and 20+ Featured Expert Speakers including Craig Buerstatte, US Commerce
                                  Department Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Ashley Wittorf, Executive Director AdvaMed Accel;
Rupp, CEO, SEMDA; and more for no-holds-barred conversation!

11:30AM            SCBIO 2017 concludes



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