Wednesday Thursday Friday
 

Agenda subject to update before Conference Dates

For the most current version of the Conference Agenda, please refer to the Conference App.

6:00 - 8:30 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception
 
7:30 - 8:50 am BREAKFAST
8:50 - 9:00 am Welcome | Day One Introductions and Announcements
  2024 Conference Co-Chairs Jon Freve, Chief Financial Officer, Galecto, Inc.
Maryellen Garrett,
Head, Global Accounting & Finance Operations, Amylyx Pharmaceuticals
9:00 - 10:00 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Joe Quinlan, Managing Director & Chief Market Strategist, Merrill Wealth Management, Bank of America, "Economic Overview"
10:00 - 10:50 am BREAKOUT SESSIONS, Day One: Select One
  1. Compensation/D&O Trends
  2. Public Company Readiness
  3. CRO Management Best Practices
  4. Cross-functional/P2P Best Practices
10:50 - 11:05 am Break
11:05 - 11:55 pm ROLE ROUNDTABLES - Select One
  These role-level roundtables will be facilitated by individuals experienced at the relevant level with the aim of stimulating a forum for thoughtful discussion of the issues relevant to each role. Please check your conference app for the location of each roundtable.
CFO  
  Controller's Function  
FP&A and IR  
11:55 - 1:00 pm LUNCH
1:00 - 2:00 pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - Tedy Bruschi, Three time Superbowl winning NFL Linebacker, New England Patriots, "Never Give Up"
2:00- 2:50 pm PANEL PRESENTATION: CFO Best Practices
2:50 - 3:05 am Break
3:05 - 3:55 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS, Day One: Select One
  1. Compensation/D&O Trends
  2. Public Company Readiness
  3. CRO Management Best Practices
  4. Cross-functional/P2P Best Practices
3:55 - 4:45 pm PANEL PRESENTATION: Compliance/Forensic/Cyber Discussion
4:45 - 4:55 pm Closing Remarks
 

 

6:00 pm Evening Social Event

7:30 - 8:50 am BREAKFAST
ABFO Regional Coordinators' Meeting
8:50 - 9:00 am Welcome | Day Two Introductions and Announcements
9:00 - 10:00 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: CFO Fireside Chat
10:00 - 10:50 am BREAKOUT SESSIONS, Day Two: Select One
  1. Financing Alternatives
  2. ESG/IRA Considerations  
  3. Hostile Defense Tactics
  4. Treasury Best Practices
 
10:50 - 11:05 am Break
11:05 - 11:55 pm PANEL PRESENTATION - Capital Markets, Banker/Analyst
11:55 - 12:45 pm LUNCH
12:45 - 1:45 pm COMPANY ROUNDTABLES - Select One
 

These company roundtables will be facilitated by experienced individuals from each of the company stages/types with the aim of providing a forum for thoughtful discussion of the issues relevant to each. Please check your conference app for the location of each roundtable.

  Clinical-Stage Biotech Companies
  Commercial-stage Biotech Companies
  Medical Devices and MedTechs
1:45 - 2:45 pm ERNST & YOUNG LLP Technical Update
  Update on the latest accounting developments that are expected to impact bioscience companies. EY will share their insights on how the matters are being interpreted, what bioscience companies should be focused on, and how the various regulatory bodies view these areas.
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break/Transition
3:00 - 4:00 pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Team Simon - Stephen Shedletzky, "The Infinite Game"
4:00 - 4:50 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS, Day Two: Select One
  1. Financing Alternatives
  2. ESG/IRA Considerations  
  3. Hostile Defense Tactics
  4. Treasury Best Practices
4:50 - 5:00 pm Announcements, Closing Remarks
   
  Break Before Evening Special Event
6:15 pm Evening Special Event
 
7:30 - 9:15 am BREAKFAST
9:15 - 9:25 am Welcome | Day Three Introductions and Announcements
  Introducing the 2025 ABFO Conference Chair
9:25 - 10:15 am KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: MassBio, Kendalle Burlin O'Connell
10:15 - 11:05 am PANEL PRESENTATION: "Workplace/Culture/Best Practices/Remote Impact"
11:05 - 11:20 Closing Remarks and Raffle - Conference Concludes
       
       
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