East/West CEO Conference to Feature Prominent CEOs and Industry Leaders on January 9th and 10th

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Join Fred Hassan (Warburg Pincus), William Hait (Janssen), Michael Hayden (Teva), Susan Molineaux (Calithera), John Reed (Roche), Brent Saunders (Allergan), Paul Stoffels (Johnson & Johnson) in San Francisco for a two-day high-level, high-energy networking event just before the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.

East/West CEO is an excellent forum to kick off the year for an off-the-record discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing the biopharmaceutical industry, which are particularly pressing as we face this next election year

Leading CEOs from the California, Boston, New York, Europe and Asia biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare investing communities will gather at the 2016 East/West CEO Conference on January 9th and 10th at The Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco.

The East/West CEO Conference is an off-the-record forum for leading executives in the life sciences, offering exclusive access to key decision makers who influence deal making and investment. Attendees gain insights from presentations and panels featuring CEOs from several of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies. Healthcare and finance investors also attend this world class meeting, held January 9-10, 2016, at The Four Seasons San Francisco, 757 Market Street, San Francisco, CA.

Panel topics include funding innovation while balancing risk, global entrepreneurs, accessing innovation, media perspectives on 2015, trends in private financing, new trends in oncology, innovative business models, academia and industry, the impact on biopharma boards, R&D trends and more.

“The East/West CEO Conference is an excellent forum to kick off the year as it brings together life science leaders from across the world for a two-day, off-the-record discussion of the challenges and opportunities facing the biopharmaceutical industry, which are particularly pressing as we face this next election year" stated Joel Marcus, chairman, chief executive officer and founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc./ Alexandria Venture Investments. “Alexandria is proud to sponsor and participate in this event, which features fireside chats and moderated discussions between senior life science executives and investors and provides a unique networking and information-sharing platform.”

Pierre Jacquet, Managing Director and Global Head, Biopharmaceuticals and Life Sciences practice, L.E.K. Consulting adds, “The East/West CEO Conference provides an ideal setting for senior executives to share their latest thinking on the most pressing issues. In-depth discussions with our clients at this event and afterwards often spark new insights that can have tremendous impact on their businesses amid increasingly complex challenges in the industry.”

The East/West CEO Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented Sunday, January 10 at 3:30 pm. Additional conference speakers include Michelle Dipp (OvaScience), Chris Garabedian, Emil Kakkis (Ultragenyx), David Pyott, Paul Sekhri (Lycera), Steve Tregay (FORMA Therapeutics), Christoph Westphal (Longwood Fund) and many more prominent industry leaders.

East/West CEO is sponsored by Alexandria, L.E.K. Consulting, H.C. Wainwright & Co., Johnson & Johnson, Fenwick & West LLP, Silicon Valley Bank, Perspective Group, California Life Sciences Association and BioPharma Executive Council.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit: http://bbbiotechconference.com/conferences.php


The Boston Biotech Conferences (BBC)’s mission is to build a vibrant community of biopharma leaders, which will help to drive innovation in biotech by convening leaders across industry and academia.

The conferences are exclusive, thought-leader forums for senior biopharma executives. Each conference is highly interactive and co-hosted by healthcare industry leaders to foster discussions and facilitate information-sharing, networking and corporate development within the biopharma community. These off-the-record forums bring together the past, present and future leaders in the healthcare community to network, exchange ideas and share insights into the industry's challenges and opportunities.

For more information or to register, visit: http://www.bbbiotechconference.com.

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