AGENDA & SPEAKERS: Optimum’s 10th Annual Healthcare Investor Conference at Bloomberg

Ten years ago, we held our first annual investor conference with the aim of providing a setting for our client companies, investors focused on healthcare and analysts covering the sector, to come together to discuss and debate issues and trends that will have a major impact on our industry far into the future. Ten years on, our event is now part of a thriving ecosystem and is firmly established as one of the leading healthcare investor conferences in Europe.
The conference brings together the top executives and visionaries from the healthcare industry and the investment community. We are privileged to have had fantastic speakers from industry and the investment community who have taken part in the conference and this year, once again, we have a superb line of speakers.


12-1pm Registration & networking lunch

1pm Welcome & market overview
Mary Clark, Managing Director, Optimum Strategic Communications
Sam Fazeli, Director of EMEA Research, Bloomberg Intelligence

1.15pm Fireside chat
Kasim Kutay, CEO, Novo Holdings
Dan Mahony, Fund Manager, Polar Capital

1.45 pm How is tech transforming developments in healthcare?
Chair: Clive Cookson, Science Editor, Financial Times
Paul Major, Portfolio Manager, Bellevue Asset Management
Jackie Hunter, CBE, Chief Executive, Clinical Programmes & Strategic Relationships, BenevolentAI
Andrew Hopkins, Founder & CEO, Exscientia
Tony Young, National Clinical Lead for Innovation, NHS England

2.45pm Tea break

3pm Accelerating future developments – what is attracting private investment?
Chair: Mike Ward, Chief Content Officer, Informa Group
Ed Rayner, Investment Manager, Arix Bioscience
Roel Bulthuis, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, M Ventures
Bali Muralidhar, Partner, MVM Life Science Partners
Annalisa Jenkins, CEO, PlaqueTec
Thomas Burt, Partner, Sofinnova

4pm Fireside chat:
Sam Fazeli, Director of EMEA Research, Bloomberg Intelligence
Simon Moroney, CEO, MorphoSys

4.30-5.30pm Buyside investor question time
Chair: Werner Lanthaler, CEO, Evotec
Linden Thomson, Portfolio Manager, AXA Investment Managers
Charles Weston, Healthcare Analyst, Berenberg
Gavin MacGregor, Investment Advisor Public Equity, HBM Partners
Vicky Darbyshire, Equity Analyst, JP Morgan Asset Management
Ilan Chaitowitz, Global Healthcare Analyst, Nomura Asset Management

5.30-8pm Wrap up & networking drinks