[Hybrid] Leading Life Sciences: Driving Economic Growth in Greater Philadelphia

Monday, May 02, 2022
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Life Sciences industry in Greater Philadelphia continues to thrive and is poised for exponential growth and leadership in the space. Moreover, the region has established itself as a global hub for research, talent, and capital, attracting companies in cell and gene therapy, gene editing, and connected health.

Join the Chamber for a dynamic, multi-location event that is the first of its kind and will bring regional leaders together around the topic. This event offers the opportunity to participate solely virtually or in-person at one of four "viewing party" locations. After the program, those attending in-person will be able to tour their location of choice.

All participants will hear from Joe Colletti, Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle, with an update on the real estate developments impacting our region’s life sciences market. Learn about the key drivers impacting real estate decisions of some of the fastest-growing companies, the critical factors examined while evaluating space requirements, and how the Greater Philadelphia life sciences market continues to attract both early-stage and well-established leaders in the industry. The program will be followed by a moderated panel discussion featuring representatives from local organizations driving growth in this space.

Registration for Viewing Party locations is closed. We encourage you to register for the virtual option.

Featured Speakers:

Michael Borda, Ph.D.
, Associate Vice Provost for Research and Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania

Louis P. Kassa, III
, Chief Operating Officer, The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, and Hepatitis B Foundation

Michelle Ottey, Ph.D.
, Managing Director, CIC Philadelphia

Parviz A. Shaml
ou, Ph.D.,Vice President and Executive Director, Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing

Viewing Party Hosts:

Pennovation Center
Building 450
3401 Grays Ferry Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing
Building 6
Spring House Innovation Park
727 Norristown Road
Spring House, PA 19002

Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

CIC Philadelphia
3675 Market Street, 3rd Floor Café
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Capacity for each location is limited and registrations are on a first come, first serve basis.

Health & Safety Policy: Only those who are vaccinated are able to participate in the "viewing parties".

This Event is Closed


The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia strives to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all. If you have a disability and require accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please contact us here at least three business days in advance of the event. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Attendee Policy:
Chamber programs/events are privately sponsored events with a structured format. No demonstrations or other disruptions will be tolerated. Violation of this policy may result in the attendee's removal from the premises or virtual program/event without refund, in addition to possible legal remedies.

Anti-Harassment Policy:
Chamber is committed to providing a harassment-free and inclusive experience for everyone at our events, and all events hosted in The Chamber’s facilities. We will not tolerate harassment of participants or Chamber staff in any form. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or removed from the event at the discretion of the event organizers.

Health & Safety Policy:
The Chamber will take precautions to ensure the health & safety of our guests, abiding guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) along with state and local laws. By attending, guests assume the risk related to possible exposure. Those who are sick, suspect they have or had COVID, should not attend.

Program Link:
For virtual programs, links are sent to pre-registered guests 24 hours prior to program/event via an Outlook calendar invitation.

Photo Policy:
Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional purposes in connection with the Chamber and its Councils.

Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration is necessary and payment is required upon registration. Walk-ins are not guaranteed entrance. No refunds will be given one week prior to program/event. Substitutions may be made with at least 24-hour notice.

Ticket/Seating Policy:
Tickets are held at the door under company name. Reserved seating for tables purchases only.


Contact Andrew Fink at afink@chamberphl.com


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