Basel Area Day: A Global Gateway Event

Thursday, February 21 2013
7:30 am – 11:00 am

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Location: MassBio, 300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA

You are cordially invited to attend BaselArea's Global Gateway Event at MassBio.  An event bringing together two premier life sciences clusters.

As you consider global opportunities, attend this event to discover how the BaselArea can connect you to new partners and enter new markets in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  Basel is the place to start!

Basel has the most vibrant life-sciences ecosystem in Europe, including biotech and med device start-ups to established biotech and big pharma - supported by substantial CRO and CMO capabilities.  Attend and learn more!


Welcoming Remarks by Eva Herzog, Ph.D., State Counselor of Basel-Stadt, Deprtmant of Finance


Imran Nasrullah, Esq, (Moderator) Chief Representative for North America, BaselArea Economic Promotion

Patrick Ballmer, CEO, Sotax; Chairman of Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce

Avi D. Spier, PhD., Director of Strategic Alliances, Novartis Biomedical Institute for Research

Iris Welten, CEO, BaselArea Economic Promotion

Massimo Mammarella, Director, Transactions and Restructuring, KPMG

Jason A. Tata, Partner, Tax, KPMG

Panelist Biographies

7:30      Networking breakfast reception

8:30      Welcome and Introductions

8:45      Basel Area - Overview of Capabilities

9:15      Bilateral Business Development - Panel Discussion

10:30    Wrap-up Q&A, Networking

This business oriented discussion will be focused of providing concise information about linking with Basel Area's eco-system.  The panel discussion will focus on cross-continental business transactions between clusters and highlight Basel's business environment, R&D opportunities, access to innovation, intellectual property and tax structure.

Link to KPMG 2013 M&A Yearbook covering Switzerland

This event is being promoted by BaselArea, a MassBio member organization and MassBio.

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