Leading Life Sciences: Exploring Growth in Greater Philadelphia

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
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. Real estate developers have responded to increased demand by steadily investing in life sciences assets throughout our 11-county region, including more than 7 million square feet of new lab space proposed or under development, co-working space, building conversion, and manufacturing facilities. This rapidly growing portfolio will further position Greater Philadelphia to outpace peer metros in attracting tenants with its state-of-the-art architecture and engineering, built-to-spec lab suites, and competitive rental rates.

Join the Chamber for a dynamic, multi-location event that is the second of its kind and will bring regional leaders together around the topic. This event offers the opportunity to participate virtually or in-person at one of two newly developed life science facility "viewing party" locations. After the program, those attending in-person are invited to take a guided tour of their location of choice and network with fellow attendees.  Update: Virtual tickets are still available. In-person tickets are SOLD OUT.

All participants will hear from Joe Colletti, Executive Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle, with an update and outlook on the real estate developments impacting our region’s life sciences market. Keynote remarks will be followed by flash presentations highlighting two of Philadelphia’s newest developments provided by Pete Cramer, Vice President, Development, Wexford Science + Technology and Kate McNamara Senior Vice President, Navy Yard, PIDC, local organizations driving growth in this space. They will then be joined by Sumit Verma, Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Manufacturing, Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. and Sharon Willis, Co-Founder, Vice President, Sales and Customer Relations, Integral Molecular for a panel discussion moderated by Kimberly Rojek, Managing Director, Client Services, Slalom Consulting.

Viewing Party Hosts:

Ensemble / Mosaic
The Navy Yard

Wexford Science + Technology
One uCity Square

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

This Event is Closed



  • Pete Cramer

    Vice President, Development, Wexford Science + Technology

  • Sumit Verma

    Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Manufacturing, Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc

  • Sharon Willis

    Vice President, Sales and Customer Relations, Integral Molecular

  • Kim Rojek

    Managing Director, Client Services, Slalom


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 Erica Bash at ebash@chamberphl.com


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