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07:45 - 18:00 615 mins
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Registration
Registration opens

RAI Amsterdam - Street Level, Entrance C

Please note: The registration desk will be open all day.

07:45 - 18:00 615 mins
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Exhibition
Exhibition opens

Exhibit - Hall 12

Please note: The exhibition floor will be open all day.

07:45 - 09:00 75 mins
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Networking
Continental Breakfast

Exhibit - Hall 12

09:00 - 10:30 90 mins
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WORKSHOP 1
What is the right price for access and sustainability?
  • Moderator Walter Colasante - VP, CRA, Charles River Associates
  • Speaker Joseph Damond - Executive VP, International Affairs, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
  • Speaker Pascale Diesel - VP, CRA, Charles River Associates
  • Speaker Panos Kefalas - Head, Health Economics and Market Access, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult
  • Speaker Clark Paramore - Head of Value Demonstration, bluebird bio

Room: E105/106

After many setbacks over the last decades, promising gene and cell therapies are finally making it to the market in the US and in Europe.  
The bio-medical profession, the regulators, the patients and their families rejoice over this success, but the journey is far from over. One of the key drivers and dilemmas for the bio industry is to define the right price for these groundbreaking innovations, many being curative and covering orphan diseases: A price too low potentially removes the commercial financial incentives to invest; a price too high creates budget and access problems, potentially putting at risk the sustainability of the healthcare model.
“Innovative “ pricing/payment mechanisms based on outcomes are being suggested. Is it the right and only solution? What is the way forward? The panel composed of relevant stakeholders will come together to put forward their perspective and suggest ways to create a harmonious long term sustainable market for the “buyers” (payer), the patient and the “sellers,” the bio industry.

09:00 - 10:30 90 mins
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WORKSHOP 2
New opportunities in China, from drug development to commercialization
  • Moderator Alexander B. Fink - Managing Director Commercial Strategy and Planning (Europe), Syneos Health
  • Panelist Barry Morgan - Chief Scientific Officer, HitGen Ltd.
  • Panelist Linda Pullan - President, Pullan Consulting
  • Panelist Jonathan Wang - VP, Head of Business Development, Zai Lab
  • Panelist Marietta Wu - Managing Director, Quan Capital

Room E107/108

Western companies, along with the rest of the world, have been watching the extraordinary trajectory of both public and private spending on research and development (R&D) into pharmaceuticals in China. While it may be some time before we see the full impact from the surge in patenting, a multitude of Chinese home-grown biopharmaceutical companies are already capturing the attention of global markets. Coupled with recent regulatory changes, China is now positioned  as an ideal R&D and commercialization partner for drug assets. This panel will discuss the impact of recent changes in China, partnering with companies in a future pharmaceutical R&D super power, and as a financial hub for economic growth.

10:00 - 18:30 510 mins
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Partnering
One-to-one meetings

10:00 –18:30  Please note: One-to-one meetings will take place all day depending on your partnering schedule.

10:45 - 11:15 30 mins
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Plenary
Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Speaker Anna Chrisman - Managing Director, EBD Group and KNect365 Life Sciences
  • Speaker Dinko Valerio, Biotech Entrepreneur
  • Speaker David Thomas - Senior Director, Industry Research and Analysis, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

Room: E 102

Welcome in Amsterdam - by Health~Holland Duration 10min.

11:15 - 12:30 75 mins
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Plenary
Opening Plenary: The role of cross border collaboration in the development of a global biotech industry
  • Moderator Natasha Loder - Healthcare Correspondent, The Economist
  • Panelist Paul Biondi - Senior VP, Head of Business Development, Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Panelist Judith Hills - Senior VP, Corporate Business Development, Ipsen Biopharm Limited
  • Panelist Ji Li - Executive VP, Global Head of Business Development, BeiGene
  • Panelist Andrew Obenshain - Senior VP, Head of Europe, bluebird bio

Room E 102

With growing capital markets and innovative products in development around the world, how are biopharmacos able to leverage advances in technology, maximize opportunities for cutting costs in research, expand on a global scale, and work with both private and public partners to create access for patients? What strategies are being deployed to meet unmet medical need, take advantage of government regulations that help promote greater market access, and foster cross-border partnerships and investments? How are companies collaborating with researchers, patient advocacy groups, policy makers, payers, and stakeholders across borders to advance R&D and access to new potentially transformative therapies? Leading industry executives share their insights on what it means to be part of a global ecosystem.

12:00 - 14:00 120 mins
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Networking
Luncheon

Seated Luncheon – Hall 10

Grab & Go Lunch – Exhibit, Hall 12

13:30 - 14:30 60 mins
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Business Development
Navigating the uncertainty for pharma created by Brexit
  • Moderator Mike Ward - Global Director of Content, Informa Pharma Insights
  • Panelist Steve Bates - Chief Executive, UK Bioindustry Association
  • Panelist Angela McFarlane - Market Development Director, IQVIA
  • Panelist Alan Morrison - VP International Regulatory Affairs, MSD
  • Panelist Naveed Siddiqi - Partner, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners

Room E105/106

With just over 12 months until the UK leaves the EU and the EMA moves from London to Amsterdam, how is the pharma industry dealing with the uncertainty that still exists? This panel will discuss the results of an industry-wide survey that will be unveiled exclusively at BIO-Europe Spring and explore the various options companies are considering.

13:30 - 14:30 60 mins
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Spotlight
Neurodegeneration therapeutics: A game of luck or skill?
  • Moderator Joel Sandler - Associate Principal, Defined Health
  • Speaker Arjen B. Brussaard - Chief Scientific Officer, VU Medical Center, Industry Alliance Office (Amsterdam Neuroscience)
  • Speaker John Isaac - Senior Director, External Scientific Innovation, Neuroscience, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
  • Speaker Jennifer Laird - Senior Director, Search and Evaluation, Neuroscience, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Speaker Niels Prins - Director, Brain Research Center

Room: E107/108

Presented by: Therapeutic Insight by Defined Health

Why do you think the same five people make it to the final table at the World Series of Poker every single year? What are they, the luckiest guys in Las Vegas? No, it's a skill game.” – quote from the 1998 American film Rounders. According to BIO’s 2017 Industry Analysis, neurology remains the second most active disease area (behind oncology) in terms of both VC funding and licensing deals. Within the broader CNS category, neurodegerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s stand out for their associated large and growing economic and emotional burdens posed to society. Vast sums spent on R&D for such disorders over the past several decades have resulted in little tangible progress for patients, however, in retrospect, appear to have been based on relatively limited scientific evidence, such as that provided by the amyloid hypothesis in AD. While failing to deliver new therapeutic options for patients, a byproduct of such investments has been an increased level of understanding of the importance of novel biomarkers, early intervention, and novel therapeutic strategies, such as immunotherapy and gene therapy. With this as a backdrop, a number of multinational pharmas are shuttering their CNS therapeutics programs while others continue to double down on extant programs and/or diversify their portfolios. While one cannot rule out the potential for serendipitous success, those who choose to remain at the table must place a diversified series of bets that are either supported by robust science or at the very least are positioned to be at its forefront when it comes to fruition. Join us as we discuss the current state of the science, future trends, and potential strategies to mitigate risk and capture the opportunity presented by dealmaking in the neurodegeneration space.

13:30 - 17:00 210 mins
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Company Presentations
Pharma Company Presentations

Room: E 102

Presentation Schedule

13:30  Amgen

Presenter: Olaf Koenig – Business Development Director

13:45  Bristol-Myers Squibb

Presenter: Paul Biondi – Senior VP, Head Business Development

14:00  Roche

Presenter: Richa Wilson – Associate Director

14:15 Genentech

Presenter: Avaleigh Milne – Senior Manager, Immunology and Infectious Disease, Genentech Partnering

14:30  Sanofi

Presenter: Matthieu Lebrun – Head, Out-Licensing, Global Business Development & Licensing

14:45  Eli Lilly and Company

Presenter: Johnston Erwin – VP, Corporate Business Development

15:00  MSD

Presenter: Phil L’Huillier –  Head, European Innovation Hub

15:15  Servier

Presenter: Didier Landais – Global Head of Licensing

15:30  AbbVie

Presenter: Margarita Chavez –  Managing Director

15:45  Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Presenter: Philippe Alen – Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

16:00  Boehringer Ingelheim

Presenter: Alexander Jung – Senior Technology and Innovation Manager

16:15  Novartis Pharma

Presenter: Dimitris Lizos – Global BD&L, Head Search and Evaluation, Ophthalmology and Respiratory

16:30  Bayer

Presenter: Dmitrij Hristodorov – Manager Early Licensing

14:45 - 15:45 60 mins
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Business Development
Patient organization expectations: A new kind of alliance management
  • Moderator Lisa Urquhart - Editor, EP Vantage
  • Panelist Tim Dyer - CEO, Addex Therapeutics
  • Panelist Steve Ford - Chief Executive, Parkinsons UK
  • Panelist Laura McKeaveney - Global Head Patient Advocacy, Novartis
  • Panelist Rachael Stevenson - Founder and Executive Director, Reverse Rett UK

Room E105/106

In recent years, there have been a growing number of partnerships between biopharmacos and patient advocacy groups to more efficiently and effectively develop new therapies. How are these collaborations able to provide industry with valuable insights that only patients can provide? What are strategies advocacy organizations deploy to leverage their resources, data, funding, influence, to help bring treatments to market as quickly as possible? What are the intricacies involved in these unique business development partnerships? Leaders from R&D companies and patient advocacy groups will discuss the opportunities for meaningful engagement and share strategies for successful outcomes.

14:45 - 15:45 60 mins
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Spotlight
Building a viable antimicrobial market: Progress in implementing global economic incentives
  • Moderator Steve Bates - Chief Executive, UK Bioindustry Association
  • Panelist Lyn Baranowski - Senior VP, Corporate Development and Strategy, Melinta Therapeutics
  • Panelist Patrick Holmes - Senior Director, Head, International Policy, Pfizer Global Policy and International Public Affairs
  • Panelist Mark Jones - Board Member, BEAM Alliance; Head, Pre-Clinical Development/Head, Project Management, Basilea Pharmaceutica
  • Panelist Jeremy Knox - Policy and Advocacy Lead, Drug-Resistant Infections Programme, Wellcome Trust

Room: E107/108

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been identified as an urgent public health priority by global policymakers, and the issue has been prominently featured by the US government, United Nations, G7 and G20. According to conservative estimates, AMR causes 700,000 deaths annually across the world. By 2050, it is projected that resistant infections will cause 10 million deaths annually. To alter this dire trajectory, new antibiotics are critically needed. However, the current market failure for antibiotics is a significant barrier to innovation, and as a result, the pipeline is thin and R&D investment has waned in recent years. This session will review progress on various innovative commercial solutions and programs designed to foster innovation in antimicrobial product development.

16:00 - 17:00 60 mins
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Business Development
Classical venture capital vs alternative financing: How to work together
  • Moderator Sofia Ioannidou - Director, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners
  • Panelist Deborah Chen - Head, Business Development and Licensing, A*STAR
  • Panelist Jean-Paul Mannie - Associate Director, Equity Capital Markets, NIBC
  • Panelist Michael McCully - Biopharma Advisor and Strategic Transaction Leader, Terranova Bioventures
  • Panelist Julien Michaux - Managing Director, Norgine Ventures
  • Panelist Jonathan Tobin - Investment Director, Arix Bioscience

Room: E105/106

An increasing number of financing alternatives to traditional VC funding are available for life sciences companies. The panel will provide a perspective on alternative financing options, ranging from technology transfer and angel investing to venture debt and capital markets. Our speakers will explore the attributes of the different alternatives, as well as how they can work together with VC funding to ensure successful partnerships.

16:00 - 17:00 60 mins
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Spotlight
Innovative approaches to funding vaccines for emerging pandemics
  • Moderator Phyllis Arthur - Managing Director, Infectious Diseases and Diagnostics Policy, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
  • Speaker Benjamin Damien - Director, Business Development, Univercells
  • Speaker Tom Johnston - Senior Consultant, Business Development, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
  • Speaker Jean Lang - Associate VP, Global R&D, Health, Partnerships and Funding, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Speaker Daniel Nelki - Acting General Counsel and Director of Business Development, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

Room: E107/108

The recent outbreaks of Ebola, MERS and Zika have served as a wake-up call about our lack of global preparedness for potential pandemic infectious disease threats. Policy leaders, vaccine stakeholders and industry have all been working to resolve the challenges of developing vaccines where commercial incentives are limited. At the Davos World Economic Forum in January 2017, the global community launched an ambitious new initiative to stimulate the development of vaccines to help respond to public health crises: the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations or CEPI. Co-founded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum, Wellcome Trust and the governments of Norway and India, CEPI aims to finance and coordinate the early-stage development of new vaccines against priority threats. Panelists will discuss the current status of industry proposals as well as next steps and follow-on RFPs. They will also discuss the role of CEPI in driving global preparedness activities, specifically whether CEPI is the right solution to fill these preparedness gaps, and, if so, how the structure of CEPI should be built to encourage industry participation while helping ensure a faster global response.

16:05 - 16:25 20 mins
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Extra Activity
BREAK AND BREATHE

Room: E 103

16:35 - 16:55 20 mins
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Extra Activity
BREAK AND BREATHE

Room: E 103

17:15 - 18:15 60 mins
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Spotlight
The Harrods Food Hall problem in immuno-oncology
  • Moderator Jeffrey M. Bockman - Senior VP, Head of Oncology Practice, Defined Health
  • Speaker Khatereh Ahmadi - Executive Director, Business Development and Licensing, MSD
  • Speaker Rogier Rooswinkel - Principal, Forbion
  • Speaker Debi Watson - VP, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Janssen Business Development Oncology
  • Speaker Mai-Britt Zocca - CEO, IO Biotech

Room: E107/108

Presented by: Therapeutic Insight by Defined Health

As immuno-oncology (IO) continues to be at the forefront of efforts to improve outcomes in cancer, even offering the possibility of curing some patients, biopharma appears more than ever before to be adopting a strategy of spreading its bets. However, rationally deciding on what to advance or acquire, and accessing these at ever-increasing price tags, has ramped up the complexity of building cancer portfolios.

Companies are challenged with such a large number of promising options, complicating balancing scientific risk of early/novel IO targets with the commercial risk of the nth checkpoint inhibitor or a later entry CAR T-cell therapy, for example. This panel will attempt to provide some vision into the future of this complex and dynamic space and will highlight key themes that may show us where the next wave of innovation may come, where there may be white space in the biology, and, importantly for investment in clinical development, what biopharma will be looking for from IO-centric newcos.

17:45 - 18:45 60 mins
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Networking
Champagne reception

Location: EBD Group, Booth #13

19:00 - 22:00 180 mins
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Networking
Evening Networking Reception

LOCATION: The Royal Concertgebouw |  Concertgebouwplein 10 | 1071 LN Amsterdam

It was Bernard Haitink who once praised The Concertgebouw as the best instrument of the orchestra that it houses. That must have been what prominent Amsterdam residents had in mind when they decided in 1881 to gift the capital city with a majestic concert hall. Seven years later, the swampy fields just outside the city limits boasted a wonder of neoclassical architecture, The Concertgebouw. Nowadays, just like the celebrated Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, this fantastic concert hall enjoys worldwide renown.

Buses:

18:45–19:15 Shuttle buses depart from the conference center to the evening event.

21:00–22:00 Shuttle buses depart from the evening event to all conference hotels.

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