Program overview

13:00 onwards

Registration start - Check-In

13:30 - 16:30

Pre-Conference WORKSHOP
“What Happens after Marriage - Managing Complex Alliances”

Anthony A. Hörning, Strategic Transactions Advisory

Did you ever wonder what happens after you have signed that licensing deal? Anthony A. Hörning, former Head of Alliance Management at Novartis Pharma, will share his insights regarding the ever-challenging implementation of complex collaborative deals.

  • What makes them challenging?
  • How to deal with decision-making and jointly solving problems in the context of differing perceptions?
  • How do companies develop their alliance management maturity?

Half the available time will be spent on a case study, in which participants will be engaged as if they were members of a Joint Development Committee.

Newcomers to the Business Development and Licensing world, and all those who contribute to their companies' structuring, negotiating and implementing of collaborative license agreements, will find this a stimulating, interactive learning session.

The number of attendees is limited to 30 maximum; please register early.

16:00 - 17:00 Welcome & Networking
17:00 - 17:15 Welcome & Opening of the 27th Swiss HLG Winter Conference 2018
Gabrielle Gache, President Swiss HLG
17:15 - 18:00  Opening Keynote
Jean-Paul Clozel (Founder of Actelion Ltd)
CEO of Actelion, Jean-Paul sold the company he built to J&J in one of Switzerland biggest M&A transactions.
We look forward to hear his thoughts on the strategic dimension of partnering and learn more about his new venture, Idorsia.
18:00 - 19:30  Personal Development & Ice Breaking Session: "Design Thinking"
Rana Lonnen, Head S&E Strategic Venture Capital, Novartis
19:30 - 21:30 Networking & Kick-off Dinner 
21:30 onwards Meet your peers at the fire place, drinks offered by Swiss HLG

Monday, January 29th 2018

08:15 - 09:00 Late registrations
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome & Houskeeping
Gabrielle Gache, President Swiss HLG
  Partnering in other Industries
Speaker TBA
  Partnering in other Industries - Panel Discussion
François Taverne, General Manager, Hermès Cuirs Précieux
Daniel Weston, General Counsel and Global Head of CSV (Creating Shared Value), Nestlé
Carey Pepper, Vice President & General Manager Global Licensing, Swarovski
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch & Networking
  Finding the right Deal – When to use a broker, and when not
Alan Selby, Executive Director, Torreya Partners
  Finding the right Deal - The Cultural Aspect
Shigeo Taniuchi, Head of EMEA, Santen
  Finding the right Deal – The Emerging Market View
Viren Mahurkar, Regional Director Business Development and Licensing Asia and Russia, Alcon Division
  Finding the right Deal – Divestments
Emma Barton, Director Alliance and Integration Management, AstraZeneca
  Finding the right Deal
Speaker TBA
18:00 onwards Swiss HLG Winter Walk, followed by Apero and Dinner in Chalet Atmosphere
21:00 onwards Meet your peers at the fire place, drinks offered by Swiss HLG
* including networking breaks

Tuesday, January 30th 2018

08:00 - 08:50 Swiss HLG General Assembly - on invitation
09:00 - 09:10 Welcome & Houskeeping
Chris Isler, Swiss HLG Board Member and Conference Director 2018
  Partnering for Drugs, Devices and Combinations
Michael Meissner, Chief Technology Officer (MedTech), Sanofi
  Partnering for Data
Dr. Alexandra V. Eberhard, Managing Director EMEA Signals Analytics
  Closing Keynote
Speaker TBA
  Closing Remarks
Jean-Marc Séquier, Vice President Swiss HLG
13:00 onwards Farewell Lunch & Networking
* including networking breaks