Phacilitate Leaders Forum

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Michael Adeniya,
Event Director

Mike is our resident ideas man, with a genuine passion for fostering partnerships in the industry.

With more energy than the duracell bunny and a bigger grin than the cheshire cat, you'll be hard pushed to find anyone more enthusiastic about how we can help your business!

Talk to Mike about…

- Working with Phacilitate
- Introductions to your peers
- Rugby
- Snowboarding

James McGough,
Portfolio Director

James loves talking about what’s on the horizon for Advanced Therapies – what regions, topics, audiences, challenges, opportunities are on your mind? 

He’s passionate about ‘win-win’ partnerships and collaborations that will accelerate the commercialisation of cell, gene and immunotherapy.

Talk to James about…

- Partnerships
- New ideas!
- Sports, Music , Good Food & Travelling

David McCall,
Content Director

A founding member of Phacilitate, David has grown up alongside the cell & gene therapy sector and is passionate about helping to drive its future evolution

Talk to Dave about…

- Developing conference agendas
- Speaking at our events
- Blues guitar
- Trout fishing

Kim Barnes,
Event Manager

Kim has more bubbles than the champagne we serve! Combining a passion for partnerships, a wealth of knowledge in the advanced therapy industry and a genuine flair for creative event formats, Kim is your go-to guru for content and audience engagement.

Talk to Kim about…

- Immuno-oncology/precision medicine
- Festivals
- Chocolate

Emma Sykes,
Operations Manager

Emma is our go to for all things operational, ensuring all logistical elements are delivered to create a seamless onsite experience.

Talk to Emma about…

- Operational requests
- Your stand requirements at Phacilitate World Leaders Forum
- Yoga
- Travelling

Peter Harkness,
Commercial Manager

Peter helps our Cell & Gene Therapy partners to maximize their return on objectives. He is committed to delivering value and providing excellent customer service.

Talk to Peter about…

- Your vision, offering and challenge
- How to partner with Phacilitate
- Treading the boards

Will Gilbert,
Commercial Manager

Will is dedicated to helping biopharma pioneers make the partnerships they need to bring the next wave immuno-oncology therapeutics to market.

Talk to Will about…

- Immuno-oncology partnerships
- Manufacturing Automation
- Coffee
- Bass guitar

Ash Shirkhan,
Commercial Manager

He always believes that there’s another step he could take when going the extra mile, Ash lives and breathes our mission statement; the Power of Partnerships.

Talk to Ash about…

- Phacilitate
- Cell & Gene Therapy
- Demonstrate thought leadership, raising your company profile & networking at events
- Sports

Jeremy Roden,
VIP Relations Manager

A witty Welshman dedicated to developing a comprehensive network of active investors, while researching emerging markets and companies that Phacilitate can help connect in order to drive advanced therapies towards commercialization 

Talk to Jeremy about…

- Investment in Advanced Therapies
- Private meetings programs
- Phacilitate Training Series
- Great food, drink and sports

Eva Veghelyi,
Marketing Executive

Eva is the digital guru of the marketing team, with a particular interest in design and website production.

Talk to Eva about…

- Digital marketing
- Cord Blood & Perinatal Stem Cells track
- Video editing
- Vegan lifestyle & cooking

Sabrina Shammas-Gonzalez,
Marketing Assistant

When she's not munching away on cookies (being the star baker of the office), Sabrina works creatively in creating a social experience with a keen interest in new technologies and design.

Talk to Sabrina about...

- Partnering tool
- Social media
- Media partnerships
- The proper way to drink whisky

  • Real thinking forward combining experts in the field from manufacturing, regulatory and value vision” – “great network with strong experience and sharing risks & opportunities
    Jean-Philippe Combal
    GenSight Biologics
  • The conference consistently proves to be a great forum for networking with industry leaders in the development of cellular and gene therapies as well as vendors for important technologies and services.
    Michael Covington
    Juno Therapeutics, Inc
  • It was a very interesting event as all participants, including speakers were ready to exchange, even on the most challenging subjects such as reimbursement, GMP guidance
    Bertrand Alexandre
  • Phacilitate EU delivered it's promise and more, the topics discussed were highly relevant, with very good and professional speakers and panelists. You will see me next year in Berlin.
    Dr Ohad Karnieli
    Karnieli Ltd


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