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International Life Sciences & Biotech Conference

Wed Sep 11, 2024 - Thu Sep 12, 2024

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International Life Sciences & Biotech Conference

Hosted in Montgomery County: Facilitating Biotech Growth, Life Sciences Infrastructure & Emerging Life Science Hubs

Wednesday September 11 - Thursday September 12

$450.00 - $499.00

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General Admission

$499.00 /ticket

Limited tickets available

  • Included snacks on day 1 and breakfast and lunch on day 2
  • 1 1/2 days of insightful panel discussions from industry-leading visionaries
  • 4 hours of dedicated networking time
  • A special networking cocktail event

Group Tickets

$450.00 /ticket

Get the Early Bird rate on tickets when you bring a group of 4 or more to the event. 

Presented By

Speakers and Panels

Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis

Senior Managing Director, JLL
Joel Marcus

Joel Marcus

Executive Chairman & Founder, Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Steve Purpura

Steve Purpura

President, Beacon Capital Life Sciences
Cory Matthews

Cory Matthews

Head of Real Estate & Asset Management, AstraZeneca
David Provost

David Provost

Co-Head, Life Sciences, BXP
Jordan Shin

Jordan Shin

SVP, Clinical Development and Translational Science, Lexeo Therapeutics
Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Chief Investment Officer, BioMed Realty
Christy Wyskiel

Christy Wyskiel

Executive Director, Technology Ventures, Johns Hopkins University
Will Germain

Will Germain

CEO, MCB Science & Health
Mark Garawitz

Mark Garawitz

Vice President, Global Real Estate, LabCorp
Sigma Mostafa

Sigma Mostafa

Chief Scientific Officer & Site Head, KBI Biopharma
Eric Fischer

Eric Fischer

Managing Director, Trammell Crow Company
Patrick Hanley

Patrick Hanley

Chief & Director, Cellular Therapy Program, Children's National Hospital
Anthony Lakavage

Anthony Lakavage

Senior Vice President, Global External Affairs, United States Pharmacopeia
Anthony Saleh

Anthony Saleh

CEO, miRecule
Abhishek Dhawan

Abhishek Dhawan

Life Sciences Core Market Leader, DPR Construction
Verena Kallhoff

Verena Kallhoff

Sr. Director, Global Life Sciences, Greater Houston Partnership
Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis

Sr. MD, Brokerage, JLL

Two Day International Life Sciences Real Estate Conference in Montgomery County

Setting the Stage
This event is at the intersection of the biotech and commercial real estate industries and will cover the latest trends, developments, research discoveries, funding updates and innovation happening in the life sciences sector. Speakers will dive into how the commercial real estate industry is playing a role in creating biotech ecosystems, facilitating the growth of life sciences companies and the role of AI and sustainability in the space.

While many of our speakers will share global insights, as we host the event in Montgomery County for 2024, there will also be an emphasis on the significant contributions of both the county and the state of Maryland to the progression of biotech research. Maryland continues to hold a prominent position as one of the leading destinations for biotech firms and commercial real estate expansion on a national scale. 


This event will feature leaders changing the trajectory of the life sciences industry on a national scale, including executives from Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Beacon Capital Partners, BXP, AstraZeneca and more. From a local Maryland perspective, expect to hear from top governmental organizations, flagship tenants and other local stakeholders discussing the role that National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) and others play in shaping the longterm group of the Mid-Atlantic region. The lineup will also include life sciences luminaries, key local biotech companies and esteemed government officials, engaging in discussions about the pivotal role infrastructure and local investments play in fostering biotech growth across the globe.


You'll hear from the top national tenants, commercial real estate developers, investors, VC funds, brokers, designers and builders from the East Coast to the West Coast, from London and more. More speakers to be announced soon!


What We Will Cover
Hear from leading biotech executives on how they are handling the current market conditions and how this is impacting their future growth and need for lab space. Gain insights into how the most successful life sciences real estate developments and transactions are prioritizing the scientific missions of these biotech firms. This event is meant to further connect, educate and inspire innovation in life sciences so that the real estate community can provide a flexible and welcoming home for continued growth in the world's most untapped industry. Key discussions will include:

  • Building Biotech Infrastructure Through Political Policy & Funding Programs
  • Latest Breakthrough Discoveries & Innovation in the Lab
  • Leasing, Financing & Major Development Projects
  • Future of AI & Sustainability on Biotech Research & Development
  • Key Ingredients for Successful Development & Design Across Various Lab Products
  • Site Selection & Acquisition Strategies
  • Top Markets: Following Where Tenants Want to Grow
  • Fundraising & Life Science Investment Outlook


What Your Ticket Gets You

Access to notable keynote presentations, roundtable discussions, panel insights, targeted networking sessions and cocktail receptions across two days of networking and deal-making. Bisnow events bring together the biggest power players in each niche sector to identify opportunities, build your network and expand your business. 


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To request disability-related accommodations, please contact no later than 10 business days prior to the event.


Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road
Rockville, MD 20852-2785

Ballroom: Salon A-D

Parking Information:

0-2 hours: Free
2-3 hours: $7.50 per hour
Parking for 3+ hours would incur $2.50 per hour



After you book your ticket, take advantage of Bisnow's preferred rates at the hotel and event center where the conference will be held. You can book directly using the link below. Please note, we only have a specified number of rooms allotted at the discount and they are on a first-come, first-serve basis.


$239/night + taxes/fees

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September 11 Activity
11:30 AM
1:00 PM
Coffee & Networking
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
Fireside Chat: Advancing the Biotech Sector Through Policy & Funding
1. Local government officials weigh in on effectively creating biotech infrastructure through policy and funding.
2. High-ranking policy makers discuss how to work with the commercial real estate sector, biotech companies and local institutions to create an attractive ecosystem.
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Biotech Fundraising & Commercial Real Estate Capital Markets Outlook
1. Developers, investors, lenders and brokers weigh in on deal making and the capital markets outlook.
2. Hear how the cost of capital is impacting the expansion plans of biotech firms and how this impacts their real estate needs.
2:15 PM
3:00 PM
Building & Designing Labs with Science & Tenant Needs Top of Mind
1. Leading developers, designers and engineers weigh in on building ground up, class-a lab products for best in class tenants.
2. Hear how developers are delivering customized yet flexible lab space that can adapt to the evolving needs of the biotech industry.
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
3:15 PM
4:00 PM
Leasing Outlook: Deal Terms, Leverage & Identifying Growth-Focused Tenants
1. Hear how developers, brokers and other real estate professionals are identifying new emerging sectors such as tough-tech companies as potential tenants.
2. Get the inside scoop on the negotiating table and how the leverage has shifted and what that means for deal flow and lease terms.
4:00 PM
4:45 PM
Enhancing Innovation in Biotech Ecosystems & Innovation Hubs
1. From Boston, Philly and Montgomery County to San Diego and London, hear how these top life sciences clusters are distinguishing themselves.
2. Hear how cities are innovating with incubators, university research and developing mixed-use communities around lab projects.
4:45 PM
5:00 PM
Post Day 1: Networking & Cocktails to Follow
September 12 Activity
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
Day 2: Networking, Coffee & Breakfast
10:30 AM
11:15 AM
Defining Montgomery County: Top Developments, Infrastructure & Innovative Manufacturing Discoveries
1. Local developers, city officials and biotech companies discuss the appeal for continued life sciences development.
2. Better understand the top developments in the region and which tenants are growing in these spaces.
Trammell Crow Company Labs at Belward Farms
11:15 AM
12:00 PM
Future of AI on Biotech Research & Development
1. AI and machine learning are changing how companies approach biotech research.
2. Better understand how the evolution of AI and other technologies will change how the commercial real estate industry caters to the evolving demands of tenants.
12:00 PM
12:45 PM
Lunch & Networking
12:45 PM
1:30 PM
Biotech Roundtable: Keys to Scaling While Protecting Your Bottom Line Amidst Market Uncertainty
1. Hear from Biotech companies on how they are growing and managing their space needs while staying within budget.
2. CFOs & CBOs from biotech firms discuss how these companies view their real estate costs and how this will better inform the real estate industry.
1:30 PM
2:15 PM
Prioritizing Sustainability & Decarbonization Across All Lab Types
1. Industry experts discuss the role of decarbonization in the future of building and designing labs and how this could impact leasing.
2. Gain an understanding for how owners and tenants are sharing the responsibilities and benefits that come with prioritizing ESG.
2:15 PM
3:00 PM
Top International Growth Markets, Acquisitions & Evolving Tenant Needs
1. Hear from global experts on the fastest-emerging life sciences hubs and this means for the next large scale developments and campuses.
2. Representatives from Boston, San Diego, London and more weigh in.
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Post-Event Networking


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Look who’s coming…

AKF Group

Alexandria Real Estate Equities

Alloy Properties

American Gene Technologies

Association of University Research Parks


Beacon Capital Life Sciences

BioMed Realty


Cannon Design

CFR Engineering

Children's National Hospital


Columbia Construction

Compu Dynamics

Concord Engineering

Consigli Construction

Crown Castle

Cumming Group

D2 Groups 

DPR Construction

Evans General Contactors

Frederick County Office of Economic Development


Gilbane Building Company

GMC Commissioning Inc.


GHC International - Logistics Division

GHT Limited


Hensel Phelps

Himes Associates

Holder Construction Company

Hourigan Construction 

Intersect Management

Interstate International - Logistics Division

Jensen Hughes

Johns Hopkins University

King Street Properties


Lexeo Therapeutics


Longfellow Real Estate Partners

Loudoun Economic Development


MCB Science & Health

NBBJ Design

National Institutes of Health

Oxford Properties Group

PARADIGM Structural Engineers


SLS Consultants

State of Maryland

Stanwich Energy

Tillman Digital Cities


Trammell Crow Company

United States Pharmacopeia

Veneklasen Associates

Wexford Science + Technology

& many more