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The Value of Networking - QLD

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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Merivale St & Glenelg Street

Plaza Level P3

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

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MNIS welcomes you to our very first Queensland "Value of Networking" event where you will hear from senior industry leaders in the MedTech-Pharma and Minerals Resources sectors. Learn about the importance and benefits of networking as the panellists discuss and share advice. Topics will include: how to network effectively, how to connect with a range of professionals in different settings, how developing an extensive network can help with career development and how someone can ‘give back’ to their network.

The event will include breakfast networking sessions half an hour before and after the panel discussions (7.30-8.00am and 9.00-9.30am).

Panellists

Ron Douglasis the Executive VP of Global Project Delivery at Ausenco where he works closely with regional presidents to lead major project delivery for Ausenco globally across the Oil & Gas, Minerals & Metals and Industrial sectors. Having over 35 years in the project delivery and resource sector management, Ron has held many high-level positions that have allowed him to directly contribute to the operational performance and capital development of mining, oil and gas companies. Having worked in over 18 countries Ron brings a truly global perspective to his work ensuring the delivery of successful projects to the relevant clients, local communities, and businesses.

Dr Nagaraj Gopisettyis the Business Development and Innovation, Education Manager at the Translational Research Institute Australia, where he works to develop strategic relationships between academia and commercial partners to enable, and facilitate, the translation of research. Working at this interface of science and business for over 10 years Nagaraj has strong experience in the business development, commercialisation and intellectual property management of the life science and healthcare sectors. Prior to this he completed his PhD in Cancer Biology, and more recently his MBA.

Helen Robertsis the Chief Executive Officer of Dendright Pty Ltd, an early-stage biotechnology company that is developing antigen-specific immune tolerance induction therapy for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to this role Helen provides ongoing strategic and alliance management services to UniQuest, furthering their business and corporate development. Helen has had a diverse career that has spanned the full spectrum of commercialisation from development to marketing in start-up, early phase and large life science companies. Prior to her current role Helen held Vice President and Director roles at Implicit Bioscience & Agenix Ltd as well as holding manager roles at Merck

Dr Nikki Sims-Chilton - is the Principal Project officer for the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist, Queensland Government, where she actively manages the Queensland Chief Scientist’s Engaging Queenslanders in Science strategy. The aim of the strategy is to create a Queensland population which engages in, recognises, supports and advocates for science. In addition to this Nikki sits on the QUT Science and Engineering Faculty Academic Board and Queensland National Science Week committee. Since completing her PhD in 2009 she has been actively involved in providing support and policy advice across the science sector.

Moderator

Neil Finlayson - Neil Finlayson is CEO of clinical stage immunotherapy company, Admedus Immunotherapies, which is developing treatments for genital herpes and Human Papilloma virus associated cancers. Neil has extensive experience in banking and finance, JVs, partnering and licensing, and in company formations. During his career, Neil has licensed technologies to national and international biotech and pharmaceutical companies and been instrumental in the formation of 17 start-up companies. He has previously held positions as Business Development Director of Bio Innovation SA, CEO of Vaccine Solutions Pty Ltd (co-owned by CSL Limited and the QIMR Berghofer), Founding Director of AbRegen Pty Ltd and Executive Officer of the Cooperative Research Centre for Vaccine Technology (a $42M joint venture).

Host

Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea is the Executive Director of the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) at the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. In her scientific career she led biomedical research programs in the US and Australia, published in leading journals, served on the executive of professional societies and won several grants and awards internationally. Marguerite has received an Australian Leadership Award for her vision for the future of Australian science and is an inductee and Ambassador for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.






  • Marguerite Evans-Galea

    Marguerite Evans-Galea

    IMNIS

    Executive Director

  • Ron Douglas

    Ron Douglas

    Ausenco

    Executive VP of Global Project Delivery

  • Nagaraj Gopisetty

    Dr Nagaraj Gopisetty

    Translational research institute of Australia

    Business Development and Innovation, Education Manager

  • Helen Roberts

    Dendright Pty Ltd

    CEO

  • Nikki Sims-Chilton

    Nikki Sims-Chilton

    Queensland Government

    Principal Project officer

  • Neil Finlayson

    Neil Finlayson

    Admedus Immunotherapies

    CEO

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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Merivale St & Glenelg Street

Plaza Level P3

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

Australia

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