New York Bio/Med Industry Workforce Summit

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Location: Renaissance Hotel, Albany, NY

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New York’s bio/med industry employs thousands of workers across the state in fields including medical research, advanced manufacturing, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, computer software, and the development of life-enhancing and life-saving drugs, devices and treatments. Bolstered by our world-class universities, our unparalleled physical assets, and the state’s rich tradition of innovation, the bio/med industry is driving the future of the state’s economy.

Our ability to grow this industry sector, to attract outside investment, and to position New York State as the choice for the next generation of workers is threatened by vexing workforce challenges. To address these challenges, MedTech is bringing together industry, academic and government leaders, along with workforce problem-solvers, to tackle this most pressing issue at our New York Bio/Med Industry Workforce Summit.

The purpose of the New York Bio/Med Industry Workforce Summit is: to identify the breadth and scope of our industry’s workforce challenges; to bring together stakeholders to share solutions; and to forge meaningful and lasting collaborations aimed at advancing our shared interests.

Please note: We will follow all NYS guidelines re: mask wearing and/or vaccination status that are in place at time of this event.

Planned Agenda

Speaker details coming soon

10:00 – 10:45: Welcome Address: "Keeping New York Competitive"

10:45 – 11:30: Session I: Industry Roundtable: The View on the Ground

  • Industry leaders will discuss the specific workforce challenges facing New York’s bio/med industry

11:30 - 11:45: Morning Networking Break

11:45 - 12:30: Session II: Government Roundtable: New York Rises to the Challenge

  • Government leaders will discuss New York’s response to our workforce challenges

12:30 - 1:30: Lunch/Plenary Address: Building the Workforce of the Future

1:30 - 2:15 : Session III: Program Landscape: Connecting to Workforce Solutions

  • Leading workforce problem-solvers will discuss specific programs and initiatives aimed at tackling our workforce challenges

2:15 - 2:30: Afternoon Networking Break

2:30 – 3:30: Session IV: Breakout Working Sessions: Tackling Our Obstacles and Sharing Best Practices

  • Attendees will participate in facilitated working groups focused on specific workforce related challenges with the aim of finding collaborative “win-win” solutions.

Breakout sessions will address:

  1. Internships, Apprenticeships and Education Pipeline
  2. Transportation, Child Care and Worker Connection Challenges
  3. Becoming an Employer of Choice

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