Policy Pulse Conference

    7 months before the ballot date, the Policy Pulse Conference will discuss and explore emerging themes and future trends in the medical technology sector such as the digital transformation of the healthcare sector and the EU’s role in innovation and attractiveness.

    Join representatives from the industry sector, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council to engage in fruitful discussions.

    Programme & Registration

    13:30 – Registration

    14:15 – 14:25 – Welcoming Remarks

    • Oliver BisazzaChief Executive Officer, MedTech Europe

    14:25 – 14:40 – Opening Remarks

    Rob ten Hoedt, Executive Vice President & President EMEA at Medtronic, Chair and Member of the MedTech Europe Operations Management Committee.

    14:45 – 15:30 – Empowering Healthcare through the Digital Transformation: Shaping the EU’s future

    A  panel of experts will delve into the critical topic of the digitisation of the healthcare sector. The panellists will explore how cutting-edge digital technologies are transforming healthcare delivery, from telemedicine to electronic health records, and how this digital revolution can enhance patient care, reduce costs, and improve overall healthcare outcomes.

    • Moderator: Alexander Olbrechts, Director Digital Health, MedTech Europe
    • Tomislav Sokol, EPP, Member of the European Parliament
    • Saila RinneHead of Sector for policy, “eHealth, Well-Being and Ageing”, DG CONNECT, European Commission
    • Christian Clarus, Director Global Government Affairs, BBraun

    More speakers coming soon

    15:30-15:45 –Networking coffee break

    15:45 – 16:10 – Interview with Marc Julien, EIT Health France

    Marc Julien, Managing Director of EIT Health France, will discuss the challenges of SMEs and start-ups in in the sector and how best they can be supported in the European ecosystem.

    16:15 – 17:10 – EU at an Inflection Point for Investment and Innovation in Healthcare

    In the second panel of this event, the focus will shift toward innovation in the healthcare sector and the pivotal role that SMEs play within the EU ecosystem. The discussion will centre on how SMEs drive innovation, job creation, and economic growth while tackling healthcare challenges. The panellists will also explore topics such as research funding, market access, and regulatory support competitiveness in a global landscape.

    • Moderator: Patrick Boisseau, Director General, Strategic Initiatives, MedTech Europe
    • Hubert Gambs, Deputy-Director General, DG GROW, European Commission
    • Rebecca Jungwirth, Senior Government Affairs Manager, Roche
    • Tove Christiansson, Chief Executive Officer, Abilia

    More speakers coming soon

    17:15 – 17:45 – Fireside chat 

    Come and have a chat with a European Commission representative.

    • Flora GiorgioHead of Unit for Medical Devices, DG SANTE, European Commission

    17:45 – 18:00 – Closing remarks

    • Oliver BisazzaChief Executive Officer, MedTech Europe

    18:00 – 19: 00 – Networking event

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