CED Offers Promotion For New And Current Members Attending Biotech 2010, Venture 2010

From: MMI Public Relations
Published: Thu Jan 07 2010

CED, formerly the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (www.cednc.org), a private, nonprofit organization that promotes entrepreneurial efforts in the Triangle region of North Carolina, has announced that it is offering existing and new members an incentive to participate in their 2010 conference season. Through the promotion, CED’s existing and new members will receive a $50 discount when registering for Biotech 2010 or Venture 2010 if they renew their membership or join CED at the same time. For more information or to take advantage of CED’s promotion, contact Lilith Anderson, CED’s associate director of development at (919) 226-0468 or e-mail landerson@cednc.org.

This promotion is in conjunction with early bird registration rates for Biotech 2010, which are being offered until Wednesday, January 20. For more information on the early bird rates, visit http://cednc.org/content/registration/380.

CED will present its 19th annual Biotech conference in partnership with the North Carolina Biotechnology Center (www.ncbiotech.org) and North Carolina Biosciences Organization (www.ncbioscience.org). Monday, Feb. 22 through Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at the Raleigh Convention Center, located at 500 South Salisbury Street in Raleigh, N.C. CED also will present the 27th Venture conference Tuesday, April 20 through Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the Pinehurst Resort, located at 1 Carolina Vista Drive in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

"We are excited to offer this promotion for CED’s new and current members," said CED president Joan Siefert Rose. "Both conferences were great successes in 2009, with speakers from companies like GlaxoSmithKline, Quintiles Transnational Corp. and many more. Biotech 2010 and Venture 2010 are great opportunities for members of all industries to grow their network and get advice from leading professionals."

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- Two new speakers have been added to CED’s Biotech 2010. Louis G. Lange, M.D., Ph.D., general partner at Asset Management and former chairman, CEO and CSO of CV Therapeutics, Inc. and Lawrence ("Larry") D. Stern, chairman and CEO of Talecris Biotherapeutics will join a full slate of speakers, including Ernest Mario, Ph.D., chairman and CEO, Capnia; Steve Krognes, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Genentech, Inc.; and Allen D. Roses, MD, FRCP, director, Deane Drug Discovery Institute, Duke University.

- Biotech 2010 will feature two new program offerings:
- The North Carolina Biotechnology Center will host partnering meetings, designed for emerging biotech companies to match with leading pharmaceutical companies. More information and registration is available at www.cednc.org/partnering.
- Hoffman-La Roche Inc. will host Venture Day, a chance for an investor-only audience to take a look at the new drug development business model.

CED (formerly The Council for Entrepreneurial Development) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1984 to identify, enable and promote high-growth, high-impact companies and accelerate the region’s entrepreneurial culture. Headquartered in the Research Triangle Park, CED is the oldest and largest entrepreneurial support organization in the nation with more than 5,500 active members. CED provides know-how, networking, mentoring and capital formation resources to new and existing high-growth entrepreneurs through annual conferences, programs and web-based resources. CED has helped entrepreneurs, investors, service partners, researchers and public policy makers in diverse emerging industries and at all stages of development – from high-tech, production-based organizations to service companies, from one-person start-ups to 1000-person businesses. Visit www.cednc.org for more information.

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