2011 BIO International Convention


I’m attending the 2011 BIO International Convention next week in Washington, D.C., where I’ll be browsing, comparing and reporting in RSSnapshot on how companies, universities, countries and communities are persuading each other to partner, invest or relocate.

The stakes are higher and the urgency is greater for everyone. Biotechs are competing for less available venture capital, pharmaceutical companies are competing for the most promising potential therapies and technologies, and communities and countries are competing to build their life sciences industry to strengthen their economies in this miserable recession. With communications more than ever a business development priority, I’m expecting to find new and creative approaches by each of these groups.

I’m also looking forward to reconnecting with a lot of terrific people, exploring the exhibits hall (steak at the Nebraska booth, anyone? Abba dance party at the Scandinavian booth?) and attending an exciting lineup of sessions. I’ll be commenting on:

Tuesday, June 28 –

  • Tony Blair’s remarks at Tuesday’s Keynote luncheon
  • “It Takes a Village – The Biotech Innovation Ecosystem” with panelists Francis Collins, Deborah Dunsire, MD, Margaret Hamburg and John Lechleiter

Wednesday, June 29 –

  • “Collaborative R&D from the Perspective of Large Multi-Nationals, Universities and Start-Ups” with panelists Stefan Bledig, David Conrad, Nicholas Franano
  • “Worldview 2011 – Scientific American’s Regional Bio-Innovation Scorecard” with panelists George Baeder, Anula Jayasuriya, MD, PhD, MBA, Iskandar Mahmood, Fareed Zakaria

Thursday, June 30 –

  • “Improving Innovation through the Use of Social Networks” with panelists Jamie Heywood, Daniel Palestrant, Aaron Schacht, Joel Selzer

By the way, if you haven’t seen “Bio Clichés Run Amuck!” in BioWorld, you’ll enjoy it http://bit.ly/kEUWjD.

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    […] and Principal, RaymondStevenson Healthcare Communications and one of our Official Bloggers, is attending the 2011 BIO International Convention and she is pretty excited about it (and she should!). Jim's Corner  |  […]

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