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January 11-12, 2020
Four Seasons Hotel,
San Francisco, CA

For CEOs about to run the gauntlet of JPM, prepare your game plan and leverage the experience of your peers

An invitation-only, off-the-record forum that brings together the global leaders in the biopharma community to network and share insights on the industry outlook for the year ahead.

New Name. New Direction.

Boston Biotech Conferences is now LeadingBiotech

Boston Biotech Conferences is moving in a new direction, including a new name! We’re working hard to create a more valuable experience for our intimate community of senior-level industry leaders through: ✓ Re-energized CEO events ✓ New leadership roles ✓ New format & pricing

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Who will you meet?

Discover what all the buzz is about and why the most relevant players in biotech attend.

East/West CEO provides an opportunity for you to join the global biopharma community prior to life science’s busiest week. In our off-the-record setting you can collaborate, build partnerships and share insights with your senior-level peers to shape the future of biotech. 

Highlights from East/West CEO 2019

Get a Grip on Financing for 2019

Navigate Kristina Burow’s path to leading biopharma investor at Arch Ventures, get an idea of where the money is going by taking a closer, candid look at recent and current projects from Manhattan to the Bay Area. Where are leading VCs focused in 2019?

Pivoting on a Dime: Spotlight on FLX Bio

What are the operational challenges of re-starting a company after a spin-off? Implications for hiring/retaining key employees, portfolio strategy, brand identity? FLX CEO and COO weigh in on the story behind the story, 2017 at FLX, and what lessons you can learn from their transition. 

Asia Market Outlook- Boom or Bust?

From the wave of capital investment in early-stage US biotech, to regulatory changes and a burgeoning interest in pre-revenue biotech IPOs in Hong Kong, understand the landscape, take advantage of the opportunity & anticipate the competition and what it means for your business strategy.

Where is Pharma Headed?

What’s the next big biopharma deal? Gain some insight on big pharma behavior & trends to give yourself an edge on the competition in the year (and week!) ahead.

What does Successful C-Suite leadership look like?

What works, what doesn’t, and what are you doing wrong? Learn the ropes from titan of industry David Pyott, as he shares insight from his considerable experience as a biopharma veteran. 

Spotlight on Neuro

Engage with CEO Ryan Watts, Denali Therapeutics, in a solo keynote on the wave of innovation in Neuro and what the company is currently working on.


Meet the East/West CEO Steering Committee, a distinguished group of industry thought leaders whose insights have helped shape our program into one that brings the most relevant players in the biopharma space to the table.