SAPA Investment Forum @JPM Week – Global Innovation

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The Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SAPA) will host its second in-person Healthcare Global Innovation Forum during the 41st week of JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, California. It is a great opportunity:

  • To meet with investors, business consultants and legal professionals, and hear their perspectives on market sentiment and outlook as well as wisdoms in business transactions.
  • To network with executives at Life Science companies and learn their corporate strategies to weather the market downturn.
  • To showcase company capabilities and enhance visibility with prospective business partners.


Monday, January 9th, 2023, 1-5:30 pm


Deloitte Office, 555 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105


  • 1:00-1:30pm, Check in and Networking
  • 1:30-1:40pm, Welcome Remarks
    • Jack Wu, PhD, MBA, Head, Business Development, Search & Evaluation, Antengene Corp.; SAPA President-Elect
    • Lili Zheng, Partner, International Tax, AP Cross-Border Services Leader, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • 1:40-2:00pm, Keynote: Optionality – Navigating the Dynamic Environment for M&A and Cross Broader Partnerships

    • Sheryl Jacobson, Principal, Medtech Practice Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • 2:00-3:00 pm, Panel I: Investment and Business Opportunities in Life Sciences in the Post-Pandemic Era
    • Moderator: Wansheng Jerry Liu, PhD, JD, Partner and Chair of China Practice, Fox Rothschild LLP; SAPA President (2019-2020)
    • Matthew Kittay, JD, Partner and Co-Chair of M&A Practice, Fox Rothschild LLP
    • Brad Loncar, CEO, Loncar Investments
    • Albert Wong, CEO, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks
    • Hongjian Zhang, PhD, CEO, Viva Star Biosciences (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
    • Lili Zheng, Partner, International Tax, AP Cross-Border Services Leader, Deloitte Tax LLP
  • 3:00-4:00 pm, Panel II: Global Collaboration: A Competitive Advantage in Advancing Innovation
    • Moderator: Xiaodong Chen, PhD, Director of CMC Operations, Roivant Sciences; SAPA President (2021-2022)
    • BoB Ai, PhD, MBA, Founder and Managing Partner, Goby Global LLC
    • Charlene Liao, PhD, Founder, CEO and Chair of the Board, Immune-Onc
    • Jingsong Wang, MD, CEO, Harbour BioMed
    • Zhenhua Wu, PhD, Founder and CEO, Exegenesis Bio Inc.
    • Li Yan, MD, CMO, Brii Biosciences
  • 4:00-5:30 pm, Networking Reception

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