In Person

2020 Asia and US Life Sciences Roadshow

Seizing IPO and Regulatory/ Licensing Opportunties

January 14 – 15, 2020
Event details
January 14 – 15, 2020
12:00 am
San Francisco, CA

Event summary

In past years, there has been an unprecedented explosion of innovation and investment in the life sciences sector, particularly in China and by companies with a strong nexus to Asia.

China's government has set itself the ambitious target of providing affordable and effective healthcare for all its citizens, while at the same time fostering the development of the country's domestic life sciences industry so that it is capable of delivering high quality products and services.

A variety of policies were launched by the Hong Kong government to spur technology innovation in the city. Among those developments include the launch of the public listing regime for pre-revenue life sciences companies on the Hong Kong Exchange in 2018 which saw 16 health and life sciences companies listed raising a total of $6.4 billion.

In addition, new policy measures have also been introduced to develop the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (the "Greater Bay Area"). With a combined GDP of $1.4 trillion and population of 67 million, the Greater Bay Area, comprising nine cities in Guangdong, as well as Hong Kong and Macau, aims to become a globally influential international innovation and technology hub by 2030.

At this exciting period of time for life sciences companies and in Asia, we will be providing two separate discussions:

  • Capital Markets & IPO Panel: On the morning of Tuesday, January 14, a discussion regarding the current state of the China and US capital markets, an outlook for 2020 and key items for companies to think through as they consider going public in Hong Kong or the United States.
  • Regulatory/Licensing Panel: On the morning of Wednesday, January 15, a discussion regarding the life sciences regulatory environment in China as well as key cross-border collaboration and licensing trends and considerations.

Join Cooley, CFGI, Solebury Trout and BioSpark as well as head representatives from J.P. Morgan, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation, KPMG and other members of the China life sciences community for these discussions.

Registration is required and space is limited. Register for your preferred panel and date using the buttons below. To attend both days, please register separately for each event. Space is limited. Please only register if you plan on attending and a prompt response is encouraged.


Capital Markets & IPO Panel – January 14, 2020

7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 9:30 am Program
9:30 am – 10:30 am Networking 


Regulatory/Licensing Panel – January 15, 2020

7:30 am – 8:00 am Registration
8:00 am – 9:30 am Program
9:30 am – 10:30 am Networking 


Confirmed speakers

David Ke  Executive Director, Equity Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan

Michael Chan  Head of International Issuer Services, Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Albert Wong CEO, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks 

Dr. John Kao  Head of BioMedical Technology Cluster, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation; Chair Professor of Translational Medical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

Dan Zhang Founder & CEO, Fountain Medical Development

Charlie Kim  Co-Head of Global Capital Markets, Cooley

Will Cai  Head of Asia Capital Markets, Cooley

Lila Hope – Partnering/Licensing Partner, Cooley

Irene Chu Partner, Head of New Economy & Life Sciences Hong Kong, KPMG

May Lim Managing Director, CFGI

Bob Ai Managing Director, Solebury Trout 


For registration inquiries, please email Brianna Sullivan.

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