BIA Committee Summit 2019
The BIA’s eight advisory committees are crucial mechanisms for highlighting the most relevant issues facing bioscience companies. We are delighted to invite you to the fifth Committee Summit where our committees will present and update on their 2018 objectives and explain key issues for 2019. Steve Bates OBE, Chief Executive Officer, BIA will provide an update on BIA activities and plans. We welcome existing committee members and the wider BIA community to join us at Simmons and Simmons in London.
|08.30 - 09.30:||Registration, coffee, networking and parallel Chairs breakfast|
|09.30 - 11.30:||Meetings of the following advisory committees and working groups: Intellectual Property, Engineering Biology, Cell and Gene Therapy, Manufacturing, Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Working Group|
|11.30 -12.30:||Plenary session where Chairs review 2018 and 2019 priorities|
|12.30 -13.30:||Lunch and networking|
|13.30 -15.00:||Plenary session: The 2019 Comprehensive Spending Review – what can the sector expect?|
|The Government will conduct a Spending Review this year, which will set out public spending for the anticipated time period of 2019 – 2023. In this session, we will hear from the key civil servants responsible for the different areas of government spending that support UK bioscience and have an opportunity to discuss our sector’s priorities with them.|
|Chair: Lord David Willetts|
|Alex Marsh, Deputy Director of Strategy, UKRI|
|Melanie Welham, Executive Chair, BBSRC|
|Richard Hebdon, Head of Health & Medicine, Innovate UK|
|Heather Hobson, Policy Adviser, Treasury|
|Steve Bates, Chief Executive, BIA|
Mike Batley, Deputy Director, Research Programme, NIHR
|15.00 -17.00:||Meetings of the following advisory committees and working groups: Finance and Tax, Regulatory Affairs, Science and Innovation, Genomics, Trade Working Group|
|17:00 -19.00:||Networking drinks|
You have the option of registering for 2 committee meetings, one in the morning session and one in the afternoon session. You can only register for one committee meeting online, after you have done this, we will then contact you to register you for your second session.
If you are not a BIA member but would be interested in attending this event, please contact Michael McGivern.
Michael is a BSc Biology graduate with four years’ experience in Business Development and Sales roles covering the pharmaceutical and Higher Education sectors. Following University, he worked for a multi-national raw material distributor in the north-west, supplying API’s and excipients to pharmaceutical manufacturers and then moved on to the University of London. Here he managed the tender process for their SaaS products as well as various account management duties for their Not-For-Profit, HE institution and Charity customers.
Having joined the BIA in April 2017, his role is to bring new companies into membership, while developing engagement with current members.