"Making the Move"

Date: 20 November 2013
Time: 4.30pm-7pm    Venue: Congress Center Düsseldorf, Stockumer Kirchstrasse,40474 Düsseldorf, CCD-Süd Room 02, Ground floor

Bird & Bird LLP invites you to a networking and information event on November 20, 4.30 - 7.00 pm during MEDICA 2013, in Düsseldorf.


The event entitled “Making the Move” deals with

  • the challenges and legal issues which life sciences companies entering the U.S./ German markets are facing and
  • the available collaboration and support programs

and includes a networking reception.


The event is brought to you in collaboration with, inter alia,

  • BioRiver – Life Science im Rheinland e.V.
  • U.S. Consulate General/U.S. Commercial Service, Düsseldorf
  • City of Düsseldorf
  • Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

We look forward to meeting you in Düsseldorf!

Would you like to attend?

The programme


Welcome remarks

•Uwe Kerkmann, Head of Economic Development, City of Düsseldorf
•Angus McQuilken, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center 
General Consul 
•Stephen A. Hubler, U.S. Consulate General, Düsseldorf

Biotech and Medtech in North Rhine-Westphalia: Opportunities for collaboration and support programs

•MedizinTechnik.NRW, Oliver Lehmkühler, Clustermanager
•BioRiver – Life Science im Rheinland e.V., Frauke Hangen, Managing director
•BIO.NRW Cluster Biotechnology North Rhine-Westphalia (inquired)

Support programs and “good to knows”: typical challenges of U.S. market entry
Thomas J. Sommer, MassMEDIC

Legal best practices for entering the German market
Ina vom Feld, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP, Düsseldorf

We made the move - US company in Germany

beverages and sandwiches are served