Helping BIA members to go global in 2020

JP Morgan week 2020 

Listen to our briefing webinar to get all the latest information about JP Morgan healthcare conference, the UK reception and general tips about getting around San Francisco. You can view our BIA Guide to JPM week here!

Please also take a look at the official JPM guide, which full of useful information. 

BIO compass have produced an insider guides which attendees might also find useful.

UK Reception

If you’re attending JP Morgan week in San Francisco next month, make sure that you register for the UK Reception.  BIA are co-hosting with the Department for International Trade and Pennington Manches, and the event will take place 15 January at 7.30pm. 

Connect with your industry contacts and get an update on what makes the UK standout as a leading force in health innovation.

Join Lord Prior, Chair of NHS England and your hosts the British Consulate in San Francisco, the UK’s Department for International Trade, the UK’s BioIndustry Association, and Penningtons Manches for this invite-only networking event.

This reception is invite-only and RSVP is required.

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

7.30 PM - 9.30 PM

Marines Memorial Club

Crystal Ballroom, 11th Floor 609

Sutter Street

San Francisco, CA 94102 


Bryanna Kolpak

Wuxi Global Forum 2020 

The BIA is proud to cohost WuXi Global Forum 2020, which is to take place 1-6 pm PST on 14 January at Hilton San Francisco Union Square during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference.  Now in its eighth year, WuXi Global Forum 2020 – themed “Advancing Breakthroughs for Patients” - will continue to bring together thousands of leaders to promote new thinking on a global stage as we strive to provide transformative solutions for patients.

 Please click here to register for this invitation only and complimentary Forum as BIA’s valued guests

Tue, January 14, 2020

1:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST

Hilton San Francisco Union Square

333 O'Farrell Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Need meeting space? 

Meeting space in Union Square (1 block from the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference) may be available by the hour for UK companies/delegates.  Room capacity: 30 people at a U-shaped table, or 28 people boardroom

Contact William Turnbull for pricing and hourly availability.

TAP funded delegation to Biotech showcase 

Hear from 400 public and private biotechnology and life sciences companies during JP Morgan week. 

Biotech Showcase attracts 3,300 attendees including innovative biotech companies, public and private investors, pharmaceutical executives, professional advisors and potential partners. 

For further information please follow this link, and to email the organisers please follow this link

Social media

Follow the hashtag #JPM20 to keep up to date on the JP Morgan conference

The Biotech Showcase will also be covered at hashtag #BTS20

Please keep up to date with the BIA's twitter account, @BIA_UK for all the latest JP Morgan news 

BIO CEO & Investor Conference

BIA have a UK exclusive deal with BIO, leading a UK delegation to the New York CEO & Investor Conference in February 2020.  We have already filled all of our heavily discounted presentation slots, but we have a small number of delegate places still left.  If you would like to know more – either about attending in February 2020 – or about future opportunities to present, please email Michael McGivern

Extra special rate for BIO, June 2020

Again, BIA have secured a super discounted rate for our members for BIO in June 2020.  It requires an early registration of interest (7 January), please contact Michael McGivern if you are interested

BIA in China 

China Healthcare Conference 2019

The recent BIA-led UK delegation to the BioCentury China Healthcare Summit was a great success. A number of BIA member companies joined the delgation which resulted in a deeper understanding of the valuable and exciting opportunities that exist in the Far East for UK companies. A number of member companies  presented at the conference and  and were able to see the first hand the exciting developments at the WuXi I-Campus. 

Please read Steve Bates’ blog about the visit and keep up to date with the BIA China Special Interest Group page for more information about our work in the region. 

If you are interested in joining the delegation in 2020, please do register your interest and we will keep you updated.  Also please do come along to our ‘Developing a China Strategy’ event on 23 January in London to learn more.

Healthcare Capital and Connections Summit, Shanghai, 24-26 March 2020

Since 2013, SVB has been honoured to hold the Healthcare Capital & Connections Summit (HCCS), our exclusive conference in Shanghai focused on cross-border business among the dynamic healthcare industries in the US, Europe and China. This year, we’re excited to move Forward Together, partnering with the China Healthcare Investment Conference (CHIC), a leading healthcare investment event in China, to help companies like yours forge their own valuable partnerships.

Registration is open! Sign up now at a special early bird rate of $1750 for both HCCS and CHIC. We also have special pricing for early stage entrepreneurs. 

Contact us at with any questions or visit the website


For more information on all events and international opportunities with the BIA 


Michael McGivern

Membership and Business Development Manager


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.

Jane Wall

Director of Business Development and Membership Services


Jane joined the BIA in March 2016 as Director of Business Development and Membership Services, with overall responsibility for the recruitment and retention of members, development and delivery of membership services and BIA events.

Prior to this role and a short spell at the Food and Drink Federation assisting with membership development, she held the positions of Associate Director and Head of Sales & Marketing over a period of seven years at the Fire Protection Association – leading on membership and member events, publications, risk services, sales and marketing, CRM implementation and digital presence. Jane’s experience prior to this included Business Development Manager within tech transfer at Oxford Brookes University, four years at T&F/Informa Journals as Managing Editor and Publisher, and reference publishing at Oxford University Press and IBSS (International Bibliography of Social Sciences).

Jane holds a first degree in Italian and European Literature from Warwick University, an MA in Social Anthropology from SOAS, and an MBA from Oxford Brookes Business School.