Is Michigan behind life sciences?
March 10, 2008
KALAMAZOO--Leaders from across the state, including Western Michigan University President John M. Dunn will tackle the issue of Michigan's support for the life-sciences industry Wednesday, March 12, at a business forum on the WMU campus.
The event, Business Review's first Michigan Leaders Speak forum of the year, is set for 4 to 6 p.m. at the Fetzer Center. Admission is $20. To register, go to www.regonline.com/lifesciences. For assistance, call (800) 644-2846.
The forum is designed to allow registered attendees to choose from among 10 separate roundtables in which business and education leaders will tackle a range of topics revolving around the future of the life sciences in Michigan. Dunn will be co-leader with Laura Van Popering of Van Popering, McLogan Executive Search Inc. of one discussion group focused on talent recruitment
Following two, 20-minute roundtable sessions, a trio of life-sciences professionals will join a townhall-style panel session to extend the discussion. Those panelists will be Linda Chamberlain, head of the West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative; John Greenfield, director of Michigan's Core Technology Alliance; and Stephen Rapundalo, head of MichBio.
The event also will feature a keynote address by Michael Jandernoa, co-founder of Bridge Street Capital Partners and former Perrigo Co. chairman and CEO.
Other leaders who will be part of the discussion include roundtable leaders:
Partnering with Business Review for this Michigan Leaders Speak forum are the Core Technology Alliance, MichBio, Southwest Michigan First, the West Michigan Science & Technology Initiative and Western Michigan University. The forum is also sponsored by CTS Telecom Inc. and Marshall Economic Development.
Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org