8:30 a.m. – Opening
  • Welcome address: James C. Bean, Provost, Northeastern University
  • Introduction: Bodo Liesenfeld, President, GABC
  • Opening remarks: Karl-Matthias Klause, Head of Economic Department, German Embassy
  • Keynote: Jan Hartmann, Conference Chair and VP Medical Affairs, Haemonetics
9:00 a.m. – Panel #1: “The ‘Business' of R&D”
  • Moderator: Katharina Janus, Founder, Center for Healthcare Management, Columbia University
  • Karl Ziegelbauer, SVP, Bayer AG
  • Paige Mahaney, SVP, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Jörg Holenz, SVP, Neuroscience, Gruenenthal
  • Stephanie Oestreich, EVP, Evotec
  • Stefan Tullius, Chief of Transplant Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital
10:45 a.m. – Panel #2: “CEO Perspective: Strategic Importance of Innovation”
  • Moderator: Moderator: Travis McCready, President and CEO, Mass Life Sciences Center
  • Rice Powell, CEO, Fresenius Medical Care
  • Udit Batra, CEO, MilliporeSigma
  • Frank Laukien, CEO, Bruker
  • Martin Madaus, The Carlyle Group, former CEO, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
  • Navjot Singh, Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • David Stein, Head of Global Strategy & Innovation, Siemens Healthineers
12:00 p.m. – Closing remarks followed by a networking lunch

About the German-American Business Council of Boston (GABC)

The German American Economic Forum 2019 is the year's flagship event curated by the German-American Business Council of Boston, Inc. (GABC).  The GABC is the region's premier organization dedicated to fostering German-American business & trade in New England counting many of the region's key German-American companies and business executives among its membership. More: