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Panel Discussion and Highlights from the Westwicke / ICR Conference 2021

Posted on January 27th, 2021. Posted by

Westwicke ICR Conference 2021

The 2021 Westwicke / ICR Conference went virtual this year — and like many in-person events suddenly turned remote, attendees found new and unexpected opportunities for connecting with each other. Namely, the ability, finally, to be in two meetings at once.

The ICR Conference featured presentations on investor relations, capital markets, and an entire day devoted to healthcare. The virtual format helped bring in the most companies in conference history (more than 300), and a similarly record-breaking 3,500 attendees, who were able to choose from over 2,000 meetings.

If you missed the event, or simply want to re-watch or listen to any of the panels again, you can watch the entire replay below. Here are some highlights:


The Future of Digital Surgery

Technology is redefining the surgical experience for patients, healthcare facilities, and providers. In this discussion, panelists provided a closer look into innovation in digital surgery across a variety of surgical sectors, including spine, general surgery, orthopedics, and ENT.

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Non-Drug Therapeutics: Devices Changing the Treatment Paradigm

In this discussion, panelists provided insights into the unique challenges and benefits of being the first device-based therapy to enter into major disease states that have historically been treated with pharmaceuticals. Panelists further provided a look into how innovative medical devices are changing the treatment paradigm.

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Going Public via a SPAC (Healthcare)

Companies thinking of going public have more options than ever — including SPAC transactions. This panel took a look into SPAC deals, sharing lessons learned from recently completed SAPC deals as well as providing invaluable insights for any company considering the SPAC route to going public.

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Trends in Telehealth

The panel discussed the recent rapid growth in demand for telehealth services, which has led companies to seek expansion capital. Topics included IPOs, SPACs and strategic M&A. The event attracted a range of viewers including venture capitalists, hedge funds, and industry executives.

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Latham & Watkins Presents: IPO Bootcamp

2020 was the year companies aiming to go public gained options, with SPAC transactions and direct listings joining traditional IPOs as methods to consider. In addition, the IPO market recovered far faster than expected. In this panel, IPO planning and execution experts discuss the new listing options, how to prepare for a new listing, and provide an assessment of the current market.

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Chasing The Deal

In this panel, business media who cover IPOs discuss what reporters look for in top deals, and how they compete with each other to break news. They discuss the race to be first to break announcements on IPO, SPAC, and M&A transactions, as well as other factors in how the media approaches covering the investment community.

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ESG in Focus: Issues for Investors & Companies

The past few years have accelerated investors’ attention to and focus on environment, social and governance (ESG) issues. In 2020, those issues reached an inflection point. This panel discusses how the evolving focus on ESG is impacting the market and how companies can adapt.

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If you missed the 2021 Westwicke / ICR Conference, you still have the opportunity to access all conference presentations and panels on-demand. Register here to receive full access.

Tom McDonald

Tom McDonald is a Partner/Managing Director and Head of Business Development. He is responsible for marketing the firm’s capabilities to potential new clients as well as the institutional investment community.

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