Proud Sponsor of the CED Life Science Conference

Smith Anderson will once again sponsor this year’s Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) Life Science Conference, which will take place February 28-March 1, 2017 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

According to CED, the Life Science conference “attracts nearly 1,000 participants each year and boasts globally recognized industry leaders as speakers, showcases the most exciting and innovative NC-based life science companies, and connects these companies to a diverse group of venture capital and corporate investors.”

In addition to sponsoring the conference itself, Smith Anderson will also sponsor the Leadership Dinner and the AgTech Workshop.

The Leadership Dinner will be attended by nearly 75 of the top influencers in the life sciences industry in the Triangle and beyond.

The AgTech Workshop is scheduled to take place from 9:00-10:15am on February 28, and is open to conference registrants as well as non-registrants. The Workshop will feature a panel discussion titled “Precision Agriculture: Will Data-driven Ag Save the World’s Food Supply?”

Moderated by AgTech team co-leader Jason Brege, the panel will explore perspectives from key local players in the ag industry, who will each share insights on the unique opportunities and challenges associated with precision agriculture.

Smith Anderson lawyers are dedicated to promoting life sciences in the Research Triangle region and beyond and are involved in numerous organizations aligned with this objective:

  • Michael Saber, co-leader of the Life Sciences and AgTech practices, is a member of the CED Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  • Christopher Capel, co-leader of the Life Sciences practice, is a member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Biosciences Organization (NCBio) and serves on the Executive Committee and Audit Committee.
  • Gerald Roach, Smith Anderson’s Managing Partner, is a member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and serves as Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
  • Byron Kirkland, head of the Private Equity practice, is a member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Technology Association.

We hope to see you at the conference – be sure to stop by the Smith Anderson table and say hello.  



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