The CEOs Unplugged follows with top executives from Southwest Michigan
Innovation Center, Amway Corporation, Proteos, Xoran Technologies, and
Housey Pharmaceuticals who will share their perspectives and outlooks on
a range of state, national and global topics, including how the state’s
bio-industry can be more competitive.
“Legislator of the Year” award -- Recognizes a state or federal
legislator who has devoted outstanding efforts on behalf of Michigan’s
“Innovator of the Year” – Recognizes an individual that has made a
significant innovative development during calendar year 2013
“Good to Great” – Recognizes the Michigan company whose business
concept, entrepreneurialism, leadership, and work ethic have produced
a leap forward in results
Day one winds down with a special Town Hall presentation by Senator
Debbie Stabenow who will provide an informal chat on the timely issues
affecting the Michigan and U.S. bio-industry.
Day two of the Expo will be packed full of educational track sessions in
Bioscience Technologies, Business Growth, and Human Health with topics
ranging from “Regulatory Pains,” to “The Promise of Molecular
Diagnostics,” to “Modernizing Clinical Trail Paradigms & Tools,” to
“Innovation & IP – Trolls and a Myriad More.”
In addition, MichBio will present several key awards during the event:
Wrapping up this year’s event will be a keynote address by Stelios
Papadopoulos, Ph.D., a long-time bio-industry leader and co-founder and
Chairman of the Board of Exelixis, Inc. Dr. Papadopoulos is also
considered one of the “Top 100 Living Contributors to Biotechnology” and
one of BioWorld’s “Biotech’s Original Movers and Shakers,” with
over 30 years’ experience as an investment banker, company founder,
investor, and board member.
“We’re honored to have someone as distinguished as Dr. Papadopoulos as
our 2013 keynote speaker,” said Dr. Rapundalo. “His career and
accomplishments define the 2013 Expo’s theme of ‘Bio-Growth through
Bio-Innovation’ and the evolution of bio-industry clusters nationally,
Details on the 2014 MichBio Expo & Conference will be shared at www.michbio.org/expo
as they become available.
MichBio is the trade association committed to driving growth
in Michigan's biosciences industry and its many sectors, including
agri-biotech, food and nutrition, bio-based technologies and renewable
chemicals, industrial and environmental biotech, medical devices and
technologies, pharmaceuticals and consumer healthcare, diagnostics and
research products, testing and research services, and clinical research.
MichBio members include biosciences companies, academic and research
institutions, biosciences service providers, and related organizations.
For more information, visit www.michbio.org.
Wendy Kwapis, 734.527.9147
Director, Marketing &