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Bio€quity Europe 2015 Conference Agenda

Monday, May 18
19:00 - 21:00

Welcome Networking Reception at Kursalon Vienna
The Kursalon Vienna is located opposite the InterContinental hotel (150 meters). Please pick up your name badge at our registration desk in the hotel lobby. It is open 18:30—21:00.

Kursalon Vienna
Johannesgasse 33
1010 Vienna

We gratefully acknowledge the support of
ABG Sundal Collier

Tuesday, May 19
07:45 - 09:30 Registration Opens and Breakfast (Foyer Level 1)
09:00 - 09:30

Welcome and Official Greeting from the Organizers and Regional Hosts
 
David Flores, Co-Founder, President & CEO, BioCentury
Pam Putz, Managing Director, EBD Group
Harald Mahrer, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economics
Gerhard Hirczi, Managing Director, Vienna Business Agency
David Thomas, Director, Industry Research & Analysis, Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

09:30 - 10:30

The 8th Annual BioCentury/EY Face-Off
(Ballroom 1, 2 & 3)

Dr. Siegfried Bialojan, Executive Director, Head European Life Science Center, EY
Susan Schaeffer, Editor, BioCentury
 
Respondent:
Roel Bulthuis, Head, MS Ventures
Antoine Papiernik, Managing Partner, Sofinnova Partners
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee / Networking Break
11:00 - 12:00

Plenary 1 - Downstream Innovation Scorecard: Can Europe Stay Ahead of the Pack?
(Ballroom 1)

In this opening session key stakeholders will discuss where European companies stand on global corporate development and strategic growth initiatives such as financing and exit strategies, especially those involving the U.S. market. This plenary session will also explore where Europe stands on regulatory and policy innovation, and whether Europe's innovations and companies have global visibility.

Plenary 2 - Upstream Innovation Scorecard
(Ballroom 2)

This parallel opening session will focus on the state of European innovation in the earliest parts of drug discovery and development. Key stakeholders will debate where Europe stands on innovative basic science and on the ability to source that science for translation into the corporate setting. Panelists include:

Dr. Simone Fishburn, Editor, BioCentury Innovations, BioCentury (Moderator)
Dr. Jeanne Bolger, Vice President of Venture Investments, Johnson & Johnson
Dr. Kevin Johnson, Partner, Index Ventures
Dr. Werner Lanthaler, CEO, Evotec
Dr. David Tapolczay, CEO, MRC Technology

LISAVienna Regional Host Showcase and Workshop
(Ballroom 3)

Preliminary Presenting Companies:
Lacerta Technologies GmbH
Miti Biosystems GmbH
ORIGIMM Biotechnology GmbH
Panoptes Pharma Ges.m.b.H
TAmiRNA GmbH
ViraTherapeutics GmbH

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch and Networking Time
 

Presentation Rooms

Ballroom 1 Ballroom 2 Ballroom 3 Salon Schubert + Lehar
14:00 - 14:20 Biotech Company PRS
(14:00-18:20)
Biotech Company PRS
(14:00-18:20)

Next Wave Company Presentations
(14:00-16:00)

CEO Boot camp #6
Managing Your Board
(14:00 - 15:15)

For a sixth year, Bio€quity Europe provides core lessons for biotech CEOs and their investors. This year's discussion aims to provide critical insight to the C-suite of young companies on how to manage your board of directors. Panelists include:

Dr. Carole Nuechterlein, Head, Roche Venture Fund (Moderator)
Tim Dyer, CEO, Addex
Dr. Deborah Harland, Partner, SROne
Dr. Genghis Lloyd-Harris, Partner, Abingworth
Dr. Allan Marchington, Partner, Apposite Capital

14:20 - 14:40

14:40 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:20
15:20 - 15:40

Divining Fact From Fiction
(15:30 - 16:45)

Investor Litmus Test on Hot Spaces including gene therapy; CAR-T, Orphan and others ...
Panelists include:

Dr. Joep Muijrers, LSP (Moderator)
Jörn Aldag, CEO, uniQure
Dr. Andre Choulika, Chairman and CEO, Cellectis
Dr. Otello Stampacchia, Managing Director, Omega Funds
Kurt von Emster, Partner, Abingworth
15:40 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:20 Biotech Company PRS
(16:00-18:20)
16:20 - 16:40
16:40 - 17:00  
17:00 - 17:20

Next Wave Company Presentations
(17:00-18:20)

17:20 - 17:40
17:40 - 18:00
18:00 - 18:20
18:30 - 19:00 Transportation to Networking Reception and Dinner
A short guided bus tour following Vienna’s famous Ringstrasse (ring boulevard), which also celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, will transport guests to the evening event. You will see some of the city’s most historical sites: Vienna State Opera - Hofburg Palace - Museum of Art History - Museum of Natural History - Volksgarten - Austrian Parliament – Town Hall - Burgtheater – University of Vienna
19:00 - 23:00

Networking Reception and Dinner
Palais Ferstel
Freyung 2
1010 Vienna, Austria

Hosted by
ABG Sundal Collier

Wednesday, May 20
07:45 - 09:30 Registration Opens and Breakfast (Foyer Level 1)
 

Presentation Rooms

Ballroom 1 Ballroom 2 Ballroom 3 Salon Schubert + Lehar
09:00 - 09:20 Biotech Company PRS
(09:00-12:40)
Biotech Company PRS
(09:00-12:40)

Next Wave Company Presentations
(09:00-12:40)

CEO Q&A
Fireside Chats: War Stories from Those Who Adapted

(09:00-10:00)

Bio€quity Europe continues its tradition of intimate Q&A sessions, this year offering lessons from CEOs who have managed their way through challenging times. Panelists include:

Neil Mackison, Managing Director, Piper Jaffray (Moderator)
Enno Spillner, Chairman and CEO, 4SC
Dr. Stefan Weber, CEO, Newron
09:20 - 09:40
09:40 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:20

Ernst & Young - Beyond Borders Breakout Session
(10:15-11:15)

Jürg Zürcher, Partner, EMEIA Biotechnology Leader at EY, and other members of EY's European life science team present their analysis of the European IPO markets and discuss whether strength will continue

10:20 - 10:40
10:40 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:20
11:20 - 11:40

The China Bridge - How Europe is Amplifying its Innovation through China Deal-Making
(11:30-12:30)

Dr. Debra Yu, Managing Director, Labrador Advisors (Moderator)
Robert Braithwaite, Chairman and CEO, Luqa Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Benjamin Li,, CEO, Lee's Pharma
Dr. Mirko Scherer, Managing Partner, TVM Capital
Dr. Xiaoming Zou, CBO Eddingpharm
11:40 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:20
12:20 - 12:40
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch and Networking Time
14:00 - 14:20 Biotech Company PRS
(14:00-16:00)
Biotech Company PRS
(14:00-16:00)
Biotech Company PRS
(14:00-16:00)
 
14:20 - 14:40
14:40 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:20
15:20 - 15:40
15:40 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30

Networking Closing Reception and Regional Host Handoff
LISAVienna and Copenhagen Delegation