BIA regional focus: cell & gene therapies at Stevenage
Tuesday 8 September 2020
Join us online on our virtual event platform for this networking event with a regional focus on cell and gene therapies at Stevenage.
This a great opportunity to network, meet new contacts, and hear from industry speakers working based at Stevenage.
11.00: Sign in and networking
11.30: BIA update, Steve Bates, CEO, BIA
11:40: Welcome and update from SBC
11:50: Presentations/discussion, speakers tbc
We are excited to bring you this BIA regional focused networking event in virtual format.
You will be able to join us online to network and, similar to an in-person event, move from virtual table to table to mingle with other attendees. The platform we will be using also includes useful features which will allow you to message directly with other attendees and share LinkedIn details to connect. There is also a general chat for all attendees.
During the presentations/discussion you will be able to submit and vote on audience questions and we will try our best to cover everything in the time allocated.
What are the technical requirements to attend the virtual event?
- There is no software installation or download required.
- Please attend using a laptop or desktop computer with audio and video capabilities (webcam and microphone). The mobile or tablet views are still in the beta stage.
- You will need to use one of the supported browsers to have the best user experience:
Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.
- If you want to check the technical requirements in more detail, you can view their checklist here.
If your company has firewalls or browsing restrictions in place, please test your connection and liaise with your IT team in advance to ensure you are able to fully participate in the event.
Steve Bates has been the CEO of the UK Bioindustry Association since 2012. He currently chairs the International Council of Biotech Associations and has been a Board member of Europabio since 2015. Steve is the visible face of the vibrant UK life sciences industry to government and media. He sits on the UK’s Life Sciences Council and Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Implementation Board. Steve has championed with government effective industrial incentives like the Biomedical Cataylst which have crowded-in private sector investment into UK SMES. He has forged links for the sector across the USA, Europe and in China. In his time at the BIA Steve has developed new member groups focused on cell and gene therapy, genomics and engineered biology. A strong advocate of partnership working, Steve champions sector collaboration with research charities and academia. Proud to lead an organisation with a diverse Board with over 40% female representation, Steve is committed to next generation talent and developing the skills needed for the sector to flourish. Before the BIA, Steve worked for Genzyme and as an advisor to the UK Government of Tony Blair. He was made OBE for services to innovation in 2017.
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