Conference Agenda

2023 BFC Global Healthcare Investment Conference

Sunday, January 8, 2023

  • TIME
  • PST 08:00 – 09:00
  • PST 09:00 – 09:15
    Opening Remark – State of Healthcare Investment
    David Preston, Managing Director, BFC Group
  • PST 09:15 – 10:15
    Survival and Success – Navigating Choppy Capital Markets
    Denny Won, Partner, Cooley
    Distinguished Speakers:
    John Whittaker, Managing Director, Global Healthcare Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan
    Jeff Zhou, Executive Director, China Healthcare Investment Banking, J.P. Morgan
    Yifu Liu, Executive Director, OrbiMed
    Lili Zheng, International Tax Partner, Deloitte
    Yiming Liu, Partner, Cooley
    Mark Emalfarb, CEO, Dyadic International
  • PST 10:15 – 11:15
    Survival and Success – Betting on Pharma
    Thijs Spoor, CEO, Viewpoint Molecular Targetin
    Distinguished Speakers:
    Guillaume Vignon, Global Head BD&L Partnering, Novartis
    Matthieu Merlin, Global Head of Business Development, General Medicines, Sanofi
    Michael Flaschen, SVP, Global External Innovation, Daiichi Sankyo
    Roby Kanichay, Head of Technologies and Externalizations, Global Business Development and Alliance Management, EMD Serono
    Betty Huang, VP and Head of Collaborate to Cure Hub China, BD&L and Open Innovation, Bayer
  • PST 11:15-11:45
    Coffee Break
  • PST 11:45 – 12:45
    Hunting for the Next Transformational Deal – When, Where, and How Much?
    Christina Zhang, Partner in Charge - Shanghai, Cooley
    Distinguished Speakers:
    Lila Hope, Partner, Cooley
    Diana Pignalosa, Head of Strategic Partnering, Debiopharm
    Huaizheng Peng, Chief Business Officer, China Medical System Holdings
    Albert Ren, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Pfizer China
    Kamran Siddiqui, Senior Director, Transactions, Global Business Development, Ferring Pharmaceuticals
    Amit Kakar, Senior Partner, Head of Novo Holdings Asia, Novo Holdings Equity Asia
  • PST 12:45-14:00
    Lunch Reception
  • PST 14:00 – 15:30
    Company Road Show
  • PST 15:30-16:00
    Coffee Break
  • PST 16:00 – 17:00
    Company Road Show
  • PST 17:00 – 18:00
    Reshaping the Future of the Pharmaceutical Industry – Next Generation Platform Technologies
    Jia En Chin, Executive Director, BFC Group
    Distinguished Speakers:
    Detlev Mennerich, SVP and Head of Global BD&L, Boehringer Ingelheim
    Petrina Kamya, Head of AI Platforms, Insilico Medicine
    Jake Becraft, Co-founder & CEO, Strand Therapeutics
    Markus Puhlmann, Chief Medical Officer, Viewpoint Molecular Targeting
    John Mayfield, Chief Business officer, Be Biopharma
  • PST 18:30 – 21:00
    BFC Dinner Reception