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Life Sciences – Can Toronto be the Next Boston?

Member Price: $149 $80

Non-Member Price: $229

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Join industry titans, homegrown innovators, and post-secondary leaders as we address the challenges hindering our region's $27.4B life sciences sector and explore opportunities and solutions to catalyze growth, elevate economic contributions, and advance health outcomes.

Featured Speakers

  • Travis McCready

    Travis McCready

    Head of Life Sciences, Americas Markets Chair, Global Life Sciences Advisory Board


  • James Brodie

    James Brodie

    General Manager

    Johnson & Johnson MedTech, Canada

  • Carol MacDonald

    Carol MacDonald

    Co-Founder and President


  • Arthur Kesisyan

    Arthur Kesisyan

    VP, Life Sciences Canada


About the event

With $27.4B in GDP contributions, 89K employees, and $1.2B in pharma-related R&D, the life sciences sector in Ontario has a strong strategic and economic presence. However, despite the sector’s strengths, the Toronto region is lagging relative to our peer jurisdictions. Held back by the inability to commercialize, scale, or economically benefit directly from our own innovation, products or services, our life sciences economy and health outcomes will fall short.

Life Sciences – Can Toronto be the Next Boston? is a forum for open dialogue and discussion to unpack Toronto region's life science sector and catalyze its growth. This half-day event will draw on the insights and expertise of a range of players in the ecosystem, including established multinationals, fast-growing home-grown companies, post-secondary institutions, and innovators.

Join us for an engaging program that will help you better understand the sector's challenges, how to leverage opportunities for your business, and its potential to contribute to economic growth, innovation, and good jobs in the Toronto Region and better health outcomes for Canadians.



  • Member: $149
  • Non-Member: $229

Table of 10:

  • Member: $1,490
  • Non-Member: $2,290

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