As many of our colleagues are now aware, the time has come for Georgia Bio (and the Georgia BioEd Institute) to separate from CGHI and adopt a more incremental, industry-focused approach to our efforts. Georgia Bio is recommitting to its core mission of advocating for, connecting, educating and inspiring our member enterprises and stakeholders in much the same way our colleagues have known Georgia Bio since its inception in 1989. We will now do that through an industry-wide lens more inclusive of new medical technologies and devices, and food and ag innovations.
We also know there are many related questions circling about.
On Wednesday, October 18 at 9:00 a.m. eastern we will host a virtual ‘town hall’ to discuss the state of Georgia Bio, Georgia BioEd and the larger life science ecosystem in the state. Georgia Bio CEO and team members will lead this discussion with ample room for Q&A. We invite you to register and join us.
The 2023 Georgia Life Sciences Summit – November 1
We are also preparing the 2023 edition of the Georgia Bio Innovation Summit. The summit, more concentrated in scope yet expansive in industry inclusion, will be Wednesday, November 1st at the Sandy Springs Arts Center. The program is coming along nicely including a recently secured keynote or plenary address featuring Dr. Ted W. Love, former President and CEO of Global Blood Therapeutics and 2023-2025 Chair of the Board of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO).
We encourage you to join us in reconnecting with the life science industry ecosystem. Learn more and register here.
In the meantime, please know we are working diligently and with strong industry support to accomplish the following: rebuild trust with industry, strengthen brand awareness, simplify our message and respond to industry demand for a stronger unified voice on behalf of industry for policy priorities. As a 501c6, Georgia Bio can be more politically active and allows for future creation of a political action committee. (Of the 47 BIO/AdvaMed Affiliates all except two are 501c6 organizations.)