GABC’s Annual German American Economic Forum: Healthcare Innovation

Friday, Oct 18, 2019

Registration is now open!

Northeastern University
East Village Conference Center
17th Floor
291 St. Botolph Street
Boston, MA
Friday, October 18th 2019
$45 GABC Members
$70 Non-Members

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Preliminary Agenda

subject to change (incl. panelists)


9:00AM               Opening

Welcome address:  James C. Bean, Provost Northeastern University

Introduction: Raj Echambadi, Dean of D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Opening remarks: Bodo Liesenfeld, President GABC

Key note: TBD

9:30-10:30AM    1st panel: The “Business” of R&D

Moderator: Jan Hartmann, Haemonetics, VP Medical Affairs (GABC Board Member)

Karl Ziegelbauer, SVP, Bayer AG

Paige Mahaney, SVP, Boehringer Ingelheim

Jörg Holenz, SVP, Neuroscience, Gruenenthal

Stephanie Oestreich, EVP, Evotec

Stefan G. Tullius, MD, PhD, FACS, Chief of Transplant Surgery and Director of Transplant Surgery Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


10:30-10:45        Break


10:45-11:45        2nd panel: CEO Perspective: Strategic Importance of Innovation

Moderator: Jan Hartmann, Haemonetics, VP Medical Affairs (GABC Board Member)

Rice Powell, CEO, Fresenius Medical Care

Udit Batra, CEO, MilliporeSigma (Merck KGaA)

Frank Laukien, CEO, Bruker

Martin Madaus, The Carlyle Group, former CEO of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Navjot Singh, Managing Partner, McKinsey&Company in Boston and past Chair of Boston Chamber of Commerce

Followed by:      Networking lunch

Early Bird Pricing: 
$45 | GABC Members
$70 | Non members

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