Executive Level


Years of
Advancing AM



About the Event

As the biopharmaceutical industry continues to rely on alliances and collaboration with external organizations to access innovation and obtain market access, internal teams are often confronted with the increasing complexities of systematically and effectively managing partnerships throughout their lifecycle. The function and organizational capability of Alliance Management is now recognized as a critical means to ensure the successful execution of any strategic partnership, acting as a central driver of value, while alleviating aggravations, and meeting alliance goals.

Now in its seventeenth year, Strategic Alliance Management Congress will again unite senior alliance management, business development, project management, technology transfer, and licensing professionals to network, discuss case studies, and share the components that cultivate successful partnerships. Delegates will gain strategic insights, proven tools, methods, and perspectives from a variety of leaders advancing the art of Alliance Management.

2020 Featured Speakers

Anna Maroney, PhD
VP & Head, Alliance Management, AbbVie Inc

Urs Schleuniger
Global Head, Alliance & Asset Management, Roche Pharma Partnering

Aida Bendt
Head, Alliance Management, Alliance Management R&D, MedImmune

MaryAnne McCarthy
Senior Director, Alliance Management, Genmab, Inc.

Timothy Salfi
Leader, US Business Development, Merck

Our Sponsors


Hear Case Studies & Best Practices from Leading Biopharma Alliance Teams.


Case studies of successful biopharma partnerships

Alliance launch: first 100 days

Transitioning from licensing to alliance

Building a robust alliance management strategy and governance

Creating true alliance capability and generating value

Exploring leadership beyond traditional alliance management

Obtaining trust and shared culture

The AM lifecycle: Negotiation to termination

Health check assessments and relaunch

Dealing with ailing or dysfunctional alliances

Selling the value: Obtaining C-suite support

Managing organizational changes

Integration management

Managing diverse portfolios

Innovative partnership models

Managing service-based partnerships

Managing academic-industry partnerships

Alliances with companion diagnostics companies

Now Accepting Speaker Proposals!

The deadline for priority consideration is October 25, 2019.

Alliance management, licensing, and business development professionals who wish to present their knowledge and real-world examples are asked to submit an abstract. Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference is given to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, regulators and those from academia. Additionally, vendors/consultants who provide products and services to these biopharmaceutical companies are offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships. All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the highest quality of conference program.

“Thank you for all your efforts organizing and hosting a very productive Alliance Management conference. I enjoyed the various topics covered, learnings, and the networking with other alliance professionals in biopharma.”

- Head, Alliance Management, MedImmune

Connect With Us


For details on the agenda, please contact:

Kaitlin Searfoss Kelleher
Conference Producer
+1 781.972.5498


For marketing partnership opportunities, please contact:

Christine Benners
Senior Marketing Manager
+1 781.247.1820


For partnering and sponsorship information, please contact:

Carolyn Cooke
Manager, Business Development
+1 781.972.5412