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The MichBio Expo is Michigan's Premier Bioscience Event!

The 2018 MichBio Expo & Conference, sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will feature prominent keynote/plenary speakers and panelists who will focus on the latest in technology, business practice innovation and industry growth across the spectrum of sectors over the past 25 years. The Conference promises to be an incredible opportunity for knowledge-sharing, information gathering and networking for Michigan’s bio-industry representatives. 
 Keynote Speaker

Lisa Simms Booth

Senior Director of Patient and Public Engagement, Biden Cancer Initiative


Lisa Simms Booth serves as the Senior Director of Patient and Public Engagement at the Biden Cancer Initiative, helping define the organization’s strategic priorities and programs. Lisa leads the Initiative’s advocacy outreach and collaboration strategies, including the design and coordination of the Biden Cancer Collaborative which develops solutions to shared challenges.


Prior to joining the Initiative, she was at FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, shaping its approach to accelerating medical progress through leadership roles in partnership development, external affairs and operations. Throughout her 14-year tenure at FasterCures, Lisa created programs that brought together pharmaceutical, biotech, philanthropic, and non-profit communities.


Prior to joining FasterCures, she worked for a variety of political and advocacy organizations including LISTEN, Inc., The Alliance for Justice, Time Dollar Institute, Children's Defense Fund, Democratic National Committee and the National Rainbow Coalition. She is a Pittsburgh native and graduate of Michigan State University.  She is active in the music ministry and community outreach efforts for her church, Metropolitan AME, which recently celebrated its 180th Anniversary.


 Featured Speakers

  Jeff Mason

CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation


Peter M. Pellerito

Senior Policy Adviser and former Interim VP for State Government Relations and Alliance Development, BIO


Find the full speaker list here.


The 2018 MichBio Expo is Generously Sponsored By:



Additional 2018 Expo Sponsors


Creating Value
by delivering business-critical resources & bottom line savings
Building Networks
by connecting Michigan's bio-industry one member at a time
Growing Talent
by creating opportunities that develop people & build organizations
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