Executive Speaker Series: Life Sciences

Executive Speaker Series: Life Sciences

  • Date(s): Wed, Dec 04, 2019
  • Time(s): 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
  • Location: Microsoft Events Center at the Seattle Metro Chamber
  • Address: 1301 5th Ave, Ste 1500, Seattle, WA, 98101 (Get Directions)
  • Members: $45 pre-paid ($55 as of 11/27)
  • Non-Members: $70 pre-paid ($110 as of 11/27)
  • Questions: Contact Hannah Holman at 206-389-7216


Learn more about Life Sciences at December’s Executive Speaker Series event.  We’ll focus on this fast growing industry currently represented by more than 1,100 life science organizations located in 110 cities spanning Washington, with the sector adding new life science firms at the rate of about 80 per year.

Did you know?
  • Life science employment jumped around 18 percent in Seattle from 2014-2017, which makes it the fastest of any city in the US. Life sciences employment statewide has grown to more than 90,000 jobs.
  • The life sciences industry represented $22.7 billion in total economic activity and contributed $11.5 billion in value-added activity to the state’s gross domestic product in 2017.
  • Washington is 4th in the nation for attracting bioscience venture capital distribution. In 2017, it brought in nearly $2 billion in investment.

  • Our panel of experts will discuss the opportunities for our region to capitalize on in this flourishing sector, as well as the challenges that lie ahead, including workforce shortages and state funding.

    Our Panel Includes:

    • Hilary Hehman
      Associate Vice President,
      Strategic Partnerships
      Business Development and Strategy

      Fred Hutchinson Cancer
      Research Center

    • Loretta Little
      Managing Director
      WRF Capital

    • Chad Robins
      Chief Executive Officer
      and Co-Founder

      Adaptive Biotechnologies
    Moderated By:
    • Jonathan Bahe
      Julia Terlinchamp
      Governor's Sector Lead,
      Director of Life Science &
      Global Health Development

      Washington State Department
      of Commerce
    About the Executive Speaker Series: Our monthly Executive Speaker Series events each focus on a unique industry and feature top business leaders who discuss the successes, challenges, and opportunities facing their sector.

    Visit the Executive Speaker Series Program page to see all of our other Executive Speaker Series events!

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