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China View: JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, 2013
publication date: Jan 10, 2013
author/source: Greg B. Scott, Executive Editor
The annual pilgrimage to
Over the years, it has become more and more difficult to define the JPMorgan event. It has evolved from a standalone conference, in the bygone days when it was known as H&Q (Hambrecht and Quist), and has become an ecosystem of conferences, receptions, one-on-one meetings, and highly planned, general chaos. You can’t possibly take it all in, and you need to plan carefully, or you’ll end up like I did one day, where each of my meetings was about 6 blocks from the preceding one. Well, at least I got my exercise, and lost a bit of weight as a result.
The hubbub at the Westin St. Francis is now much more subdued, as you cannot even enter the hotel unless you are registered for the conference, which is by invitation only. Now the throng has moved out onto the sidewalk and to the coffee shops on
Given the chaos, should
So what about 2014? My recommendation is GO. Attend the conferences, arrange meetings with companies that have defined
And if you decided to go, let me know. I’d love to meet you there, or work with you to make your trip the huge success is should be.
Greg B. Scott