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Make the Right Connections at the MichBio Expo

On January 18, 2017, MichBio, will host hundreds of bioscience researchers, manufacturers, executives and service providers at its Conference and Expo in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This event is Michigan's largest gathering of bioscience industry professionals!


The Conference and Expo will focus on healthcare delivery, technology connectivity and more. Attendees will hear directly from Michigan-based leaders and senior executives in the “C-Suite Insights” session on the state of bio-industry and their views on doing business in a global bioscience economy.

The event will also include bio-business growth and digital health tracks in the afternoon with sessions on:

Pricing Wars: Value-Based Innovation for Better Health - The debate about value-based medicine and how bioscience companies should evolve their product development and marketing to meet the expectations of patients, payers and providers;

Leadership Imperative: Diversifying the Biosciences C-Suite – how companies are trying to diversify their senior management ranks and why it makes good business sense;

Innovating for Patients, Building Companies for Consumers – what are biopharma and medical device companies doing to integrate digital health into their products to better connect with patients;

Digital Health Technology Showcase
– four up-and-coming digital health companies based in Michigan will showcase their exciting and transformative technologies and products;


College Program - students and faculty will participate in an interactive dialog and hear from industry professionals from CEOs, to technicians to HR and business development.


Networking Reception - Special strolling event with live entertainment, 'Bio, Blues & BBQ'


Featured Conference & Expo Keynote Speakers




Mark Freitas
Managing Director, Competitive Center of Excellence
Accenture Strategy


Mark focuses on growth strategies and new business models at the intersection between health and life science. Mark has over 15 years of experience across a wide spectrum of health and life science.  Prior to Accenture, Mark was a Founding Member of a boutique strategy consulting firm, Axia, and led its Life Sciences Practice until its acquisition by Accenture in 2015. Before Axia, Mark led the Corporate Strategy and Development group for ARIAD Pharmaceuticals and prior to that was as a lawyer responsible for building the Food and Drug practice at the international law firm of Wilson Elser.





Alec Melkonian
SVP, Client Engagement, Klick Health


Alec leads Klick’s teams across North America, leveraging 20 years of proven market strategy expertise with a focus on digital evangelism and ensuring great brand stewardship with complete client satisfaction. Working with Klick Labs, Alec also supports organizations in institutionalizing digital innovation for greater market and commercialization success. His mission at Klick is to harness the creative application of data and technology to unleash and achieve exponential potential for clients, healthcare professionals and patients alike.



Thank you to our Conference & Expo Sponsors!

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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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