Event Panel Schedule

Keynote by Ben Thorpe - Head of Health­care Bank­ing Eu­rope - Gold­man Sachs
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Ben Thorpe, Head of European Healthcare Investment Banking / Goldman Sachs & Co.
Ben is a Partner managing director in the Healthcare Investment Banking Team, which he joined in 1999. He has a degree form University of Durham.

Morn­ing Pan­el - What it Takes: A Suc­cess­ful IPO in the New Vir­tu­al World
Robert Puopolo - Partner | Goodwin Elise Wang - Principal | Deerfield Gil Bar-Nahum - Managing Director | Jefferies Reinhard Kandera - CFO | Hookipa [HOOK] Jordan Saxe - Senior Managing Director | Nasdaq Moderated by Solebury Trout
Solebury Trout
Jennifer Porcelli, Managing Director / Solebury Trout
Jen Porcelli is a Managing Director in the New York office. Jen works with a broad spectrum of privately-held and publicly-traded life sciences companies throughout various stages of the funding lifecycle; she provides management teams with…

Deerfield Management Company
Elise Wang, Principal / Deerfield Management Company
Elise Wang is a Principal on the Public Structured Finance group at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2010. Ms. Wang provides extensive research and analysis on individual companies operating in the healthcare industry in both the US and Europe. Prior…

Goodwin Procter LLP
Robert Puopolo, Partner / Goodwin Procter LLP
Rob Puopolo, a partner in Goodwin’s Life Sciences practice, focuses his practice on representing public and privately held life sciences companies, as well as the venture capital firms, hedge funds and investment banks that focus on these companies.

Hookipa Pharma
Reinhard Kandera, CFO / Hookipa Pharma
Reinhard Kandera joined Hookipa as CFO in April 2017. Prior to that he was Chief Financial Officer of Valneva. He has been with Intercell since 2001, in charge of leading the company’s Finance and Investor relation functions and processes and was…

Jefferies LLC
Gil Bar-Nahum, Managing Director / Jefferies LLC
Dr. Gil Bar-Nahum is a Managing Director in the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group and leads the International Biotechnology effort at Jefferies. Dr. Bar-Nahum has over 17 years of experience and was an Executive Director in UBS Investment…

Nasdaq, Inc.
Jordan Saxe, Head of Healthcare / Nasdaq
Jordan B. Saxe is Senior Managing Director, Americas in the Global Corporate Client Group at Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ), the world’s largest exchange. In this role, Mr. Saxe is responsible for leading business development efforts in listings across all…

Af­ter­noon We­bi­nar with back to back quick Talks
2 PM - Legal Overview Topic TBD by Michael Bison - Partner | Goodwin 2:10 PM - Talk by Jenny Harper - Partner | PWC 2:20 PM - Current investing behavior analysis by Patrick Hughes - Director | Nasdaq Moderated and closing remarks by Joseph Oakenfold | Deutsche Bank
Goodwin Procter LLP
Michael H. Bison, Partner / Goodwin Procter LLP
Michael Bison is a partner in Goodwin’s nationally and internationally recognized Technology and Life Sciences practice group and a member of its Life Sciences and Capital Markets practices. He represents privately held and publicly traded companies…

Deutsche Bank AG
Joseph Oakenfold, Vice President / Deutsche Bank AG
Joe Oakenfold is the lead salesperson for Deutsche Banks‘ Depositary Receipts business in Europe bringing corporate issuers to the US capital markets and enabling access to the worlds’ largest pool of investment. With over 20 years’ experience, Joe…

Nasdaq, Inc.
Patrick Hughes, Director / Nasdaq
Patrick has over 15 years of experience working with IR teams in various advisory capacities. Prior to joining Nasdaq, he held financial communication roles at Citigate Dewe Rogerson and at Burson-Marsteller.

Jenny Harper, Partner / PricewaterhouseCoopers
I am a Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory partner at PwC with over 20 years of experience on US IPOs, cross-border M&A, and private or public US debt/equity offerings, where I advise companies on transaction readiness, the listing process…
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