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Fireside Chats have become one of the more popular program elements to our global events. Fireside chats feature candid Q&As between biopharma CEOs, who discuss recent company successes, what keeps the C-suite up at night, and where the industry’s leading companies are headed in 2014.

West Moving East

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Room 402 A&B
Moderator: E. Allan Gabor, Managing Director, Merck Serono China

Susan Herbert, PhD
Head of Global BD & Strategy
Merck KGaA

Annalisa Jenkins, MBBS, MRCP
Executive VP and Head of Global Research and Development
Merck KGaA


New Face of Traditional Medicine

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
3:00 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Room 403
Moderator: Helen Chen, Director & Partner, L.E.K. Consulting 

Dr. Henry Sun
Vice President, Tasly Holding Group
CEO, Tasly Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Innovation/Dealmaking in China from a Small Company Perspective

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

Room 405
Moderator: Alan F. Eisenberg, Vice President, Federal Government Relations, Celgene Corp.

Wang Yinxiang, PhD
CEO and Chief Scientific Officer
Zhejiang Beta Pharma



Additional One-on-One Dialogues

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
1:30 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
​Room 403

Moderator: C. Simone Fishburn, Senior Editor, SciBX at BioCentury Publications

Wang Xiaodong, PhD
Director and Investigator
National Institute of Biological Sciences (NIBS)