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

7:30AM - 5PM     Registration Open & SCBIO Exhibitor Pavilion open all day

7:30AM                Welcome Breakfast & Networking
8:30AM                Conference Kick-Off --
Erin Ford, SCBIO Chair & Sam Konduros, SCBIO President/CEO
                              Charleston Welcome -- The Hon. John Tecklenburg, Mayor, City of Charleston
                              WestEdge Snapshot -- Mack Reese, Gateway Development
9AM                     CEO Panel  -- "Resilience & Focus:  Building a Successful Life Science Company"
                                    Nancy Snowden, CEO, NCGS
                                          Chuck Crumpton, CEO/President, Medpoint
                                          Lou Kennedy, CEO, Nephron Pharmaceuticals
                                         Tom McKenna, COO, Thorne Research
                                          Moderator:  Kathy Phlegar, Phlegar & Associates, SCBIO Board

9:45AM                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 

10:30AM              Networking break

10:55AM              "Creating an Unprecedented Strategic Plan for Growing Life Sciences in SC" 
                                    Jennifer Fletcher, Deputy Secretary, South Carolina Department of Commerce

                              Life Sciences Industry Panel -- "The Opportunities & Challenges of Building a Life Science Company"
                                   Lou Kennedy, CEO, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation
                                        Joseph McDonald, President & CEO, Belimed
                                        Robert Fairey, VP Health Division, AVX 
                                       Tom McKenna, COO, Thorne Research
                                        Moderator:  Jennifer Fletcher, SC Dept. of Commerce

11:45AM              Networking Break

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

2:10PM                Yogic Breathing Break -- Sundar Balasubramanian

2:20PM                National Life Sciences Partners Spotlight -- Eric Smith, US Dept. of Commerce & Ashley Wittorf, AdvaMed

2:45PM                Networking break

3:05PM                "Building a Life Sciences-Fueled Knowledge Economy in SC" 
Dr. David Cole, President, Medical University of South Carolina
                                          Jim Clements, President, Clemson University
                                          Dr. Harris Pastides, President, University of South Carolina
                                          Moderator:  Bob Quinn, President & CEO, SC Research Authority

4PM                      Special Announcements

4:05 - 5PM           "Realities & Myths of Attracting Capital to Fuel Life Sciences Industry in SC & Beyond" 
                                   Amy Salzhauer, Co-Managing Partner, Good Growth Capital
                                         Matt Dunbar, Managing Director, VentureSouth
                                         Noah F. Rhodes III,  Great Point Partners
                                         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; Shawn Regan, CEO, RhythmLink; and Tiffany Wilson, CEO of T3 Labs
                                        and GCMI

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

9:50AM               High-Impact Networking & Relationship Building
Conference Participants join industry CEOs and 40+ Featured  Speakers and Exhibitors!

11:15AM            SCBIO 2017  concludes