BioNTech to Join High-level Meeting with Partners in Marburg and to Hold Press Conference to Provide an Update on Sustainable Vaccine Manufacturing in Africa
MAINZ, Germany, February 15, 2022 – BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX, “BioNTech” or “the Company”) will welcome project partners, among them official representatives, in Marburg to conduct a high-level meeting on sustainable vaccine manufacturing in the African Union. The meeting initiated by the kENUP foundation will be followed by public statements on February 16, 2022 at approx. 11.30 am CET / 05.30 am ET from the following participants:
- H.E. President Macky Sall of Senegal, President of the African Union
- H.E. President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana
- H.E. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda
- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization
- John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany
- Ugur Sahin, Chief Executive Officer of BioNTech SE
- Sierk Poetting, Chief Operating Officer of BioNTech SE
The statements can be accessed via live-stream and broadcast usage here: Link
Following the public statements, BioNTech will hold a digital press conference to provide an update on its vaccine manufacturing efforts on the African continent.
International press conference at approx. 2.30 pm CET / 08.30 am ET
BioNTech participants: Ugur Sahin, CEO and Co-founder; Sierk Poetting, COO
Interested journalists may dial in 10-15 minutes before the conference starts. They will be able to submit questions via an online tool. Please register here for participation: Link
Participants can also access the press conference, including the video webcast, on https://biontech.de/ under “Events & Presentations” in the Investor & Media section of the website. A recording of the press conference will be made available on the same day.
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