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2015 Philadelphia Life Sciences Strategy and Marketing Forum

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Hub Commerce Square
2001 Market Street
Two Commerce, Suite 210
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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The Philadelphia Life Sciences Strategy and Marketing Forum will explore the unique challenges facing pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies in the US and globally. Experts from Simon-Kucher & Partners’ Life Sciences division will present on a range of relevant topics to help you improve your decision making.

Presentations will include:

The Price of a Cure: join us for a roundtable discussion with clinical, managed care, and industry representatives on emerging challenges of assessing the value and pricing of a cure.
Breakout sessions will cover latest trends in US and global market access:

  • For pharma and biotech:
    • Update on global biosimilar policies
    • Latest updates on US payer management trends
    • How to tailor payer marketing to the evolving US landscape
    • Common misperceptions about P&MA in Europe
    • Trends in today’s oncology landscape
    • Patient access schemes in the EU-5
  • As well as for MedTech:
    • How to adapt to the changing market
    • Holistic framework for new product pricing
    • Hospital economic value marketing

For further information, please contact us at: phlforum@simon-kucher.com


Past Events


6th Bay Area Life Sciences Strategy and Marketing Forum

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10:00 am – 5:00 pm PT
Four Seasons
2050 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94303

To RSVP and for more information, please click here.

Life Sciences innovations and biotech breakthroughs are constantly challenged by a rapidly evolving global pricing and reimbursement landscape. Knowing and anticipating key market trends and preparing your innovations for future success is critical.

In recent years, our Life Sciences Strategy and Marketing Forums have proven an insightful and highly valuable tool for industry leaders and executives. Our forums are interactive and discussion-based, featuring relevant case studies and commentary from our extensive global project experience.

The forum will include:
Market Access Crossfire Panel:

  • Cost Pressure and Consolidation in Healthcare Management - Navigating changes to deliver continued value in the drug and device markets
  • A multi-disciplinary panel representing payer and hospital stakeholder perspectives 

Breakout Presentations:

  • Bring to Market Yourself, Partner, or Out-license - Identifying the optimal global commercialization strategy
  • The Evolving US Market - Customizing product marketing to appeal to a variety of US payer stakeholders
  • Global Oncology Market Access - How to ensure the cake is worth the candle
  • Building a Winning Commercial Tender Organization- Tender strategy, organization, and execution
  • Health IT - Impact of hospital market trends and increasing cost pressures on health IT providers
  • Unveiling the Mystery of GPOs – Learn who they are, what their role is, how they work, and how to use them as leverage to improve price performance

Software Monetization: Pricing and Licensing Trends Summit
Thursday, June 12th
12:00 to 6:00pm
The Conference Center at Waltham Woods
860 Winter St
Waltham, MA 02451
 
For more information, click here.

Registration and lunch: 12pm - 1:00pm
Speaker Sessions: 1:15pm - 5:00pm
Networking Reception: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us for an educational half-day summit, focused on software monetization, pricing and licensing challenges faced by software developers today and best practices for achieving long-term success.

The summit will feature presentations from:

  • Licensing Trends
    David DiMillo, Principal Consultant, Software Licensing Professional Services at SafeNet
  • Software Business Model Transformation: The Gap Between Pricing Strategy and Execution
    Kevin Cabral, Head of Corporate Planning & Analysis at Progress Software
  • Packaging Best Practices: Helping Customers & Your Sales Team Land & Expand
    Joshua Bloom, Partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners

For more information, please email: StrategyForumBOS@simon-kucher.com


Atlanta Pricing Strategy Forum

Please join us for our Pricing Strategy Forum in Atlanta on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014.
To RSVP and for more information, click here.

During this afternoon program you will have the opportunity to build connections with fellow senior leaders and learn how other executives and thought leaders at leading Southeastern companies are solving some of the most pressing pricing, marketing, and sales challenges.

Speakers at the forum will include:

  • Patrick Dodson | Senior Director of Customer Strategy at Manheim
  • Mary Pat Donnellon | Vice President of Marketing at Blackbaud
  • David Monnot | Senior Sales at Doka USA

There will be networking breaks and a hosted reception afterwards.

Date
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Agenda
Registration: 12:30pm – 1:00pm
Speaker Sessions: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Networking Reception: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Location
Four Seasons Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Registration fee
Covered by Simon-Kucher

For further information, please contact Brad Soper: Brad_Soper@simon-kucher.com
 


Retail & Consumer Goods Pricing Strategy Forum

 Please join us for our Retail & Consumer Goods Pricing Strategy Forum in NYC on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014.

To RSVP and for more information on the agenda, click here

1:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Registration: 1:00pm
Speaker Sessions: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Networking Reception: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Cornell Club,6 E 44th St
New York, NY 10017

Build connections with fellow senior leaders in the retail and consumer goods industry and learn how executives and thought leaders at leading companies are solving some of the most pressing pricing, marketing, and sales challenges. There will be a networking break and a hosted reception afterwards.

Speakers will include:

  • Matt Johnson | Managing Partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners
  • Matt Vonderahe | Vice President of Finance at The Container Store
  • Ricardo Rubí | Senior Director at Simon-Kucher & Partners
  • Tara Daley | Sr. Manager, Pricing Strategy at Mattel
  • Mitul Shah | Director, Pricing Strategy and Finance at Mattel
  • Susan Lee | Partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners
  • Agustin De Dios Iglesias | Head of Global Syndicated Data & Analytics at GSK Consumer Healthcare

For further information, please contact us at: RetailandConsumerGoodsForum@simon-kucher.com


 15th Silicon Valley Pricing Strategy Conference

Thursday, April 17th, 201
12:30pm - 6:00pm

Four Seasons Hotel, Palo Alto CA

Build connections with fellow senior leaders in the Silicon Valley and learn how executives and thought leaders at leading tech companies are solving some of the most pressing Pricing, Marketing, and Sales challenges.

Speakers at the conference will include:

  • Paul Levine - Chief Operating Officer, Trulia
  • Merijn Te Booij - Executive Vice President of Product and Solution Strategy, Genesys
  • David Dvorin - Senior Operating Executive, Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe

There will be networking breaks throughout the event and a hosted reception afterwards.

To register and for more information such as past speakers, topics and attendees, click here.


 Philadelphia Life Sciences Strategy & Marketing Forum

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
12:00pm - 6:30pm
The Hub CityView
30 South 17th Street, 14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

For program agenda and presentation descriptions, please click here.

The Philadelphia Life Sciences Strategy and Marketing Forum will explore the unique strategy and marketing challenges facing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies in the US and globally. Experts from Simon-Kucher & Partners’ Life Sciences division will present on a range of relevant topics to help you improve your strategic decision making.

Presentations will include:

Market access crossfire panel:

  • Market Access Challenges for High Cost Specialty Therapies: Multi-disciplinary panel representing physician, payer, and industry perspectives

Selected breakout sessions:

  • The Evolving US Market: Latest updates on insurance exchanges
  • FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation: How to capture the full market potential of breakthrough products in the US
  • Pricing Without Borders: On designing a global price management system to improve monitoring and reporting of a company’s pricing developments across its global business
  • Unveiling the Mystery of GPOs: Who are they? What do they do? How do they work?

For further information, please contact us at: phlforum@simon-kucher.com