Livestream Programme

03/05
18:00 - 21:00
Banquet Room

Opening reception & cocktail dinner

Networking Cocktail


04/05
09:00 - 09:30
Room 111+112

Welcome & Introduction

Plenary
In-person and live streaming


04/05
09:30 - 10:20
Room 111+112

CEO #nofilter

Plenary
In-person and live streaming

Global leaders from the field of medical devices, diagnostics and digital health will join the discussion and speak openly about the latest trends, challenges and opportunities they are facing.

04/05
10:30 - 11:20
Room 111+112

The best kept secret of Procurement in healthcare 

Parallel session
In-person and live streaming

The session will discuss how value-based innovation procurement contributes to resilient and sustainable healthcare in Catalunya. It will highlight what is needed to reap the benefits of innovative ways of procuring from both a healthcare provider as well as an industry perspective and will also discuss the COVID-19 lessons learned

04/05
12:00 - 12:50
Room 111+112

Take off for the €2.4 Billion European Innovative Health Initiative Partnership

Parallel session
In-person and live streaming

The Innovative Health Initiative kicks off in January 2022. The objective of the €2.4 billion IHI partnership is to create an EU-wide health research and innovation ecosystem that facilitates the translation of scientific knowledge into tangible innovations. IHI brings together diverse stakeholders (universities, companies large and small, and other health stakeholders) in collaborative projects that address disease areas where there is a high burden on patients and/or society. In IHI cross-sectoral projects involve the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology sectors, including companies active in the digital area.

04/05
14:15 - 15:05
Room 111+112

We see fragmentation today – but the future is EUDAMED

Parallel session
In-person and live streaming

Today it is already possible to register your company, economic operators and your products in the new centralised EU medical devices database, EUDAMED. However, EUDAMED exists today together with scattered national databases. It can be costly and confusing for manufacturers and other economic operators to navigate the EU 26 countries’ national notification and registration rules. What is the situation? Is there a solution and a possible way forward?

04/05
15:15 - 16:05
Room 111+112

#MoveYourInnovation

Parallel session
In-person and live streaming

#MoveYourInnovation session is dedicated to those who are contemplating innovation and want to understand how they can contribute, innovate through the advice and examples of those already onto the rollercoaster and enjoying the ups and the downs of innovation journey. #Join us!

04/05
16:40 - 17:30
Room 111+112

CEO #nofilter

Plenary
In-person and live streaming

Global leaders from the field of medical devices, diagnostics and digital health will join the discussion and speak openly about the latest trends, challenges and opportunities they are facing.

04/05
17:30 - 18:00
Room 111+112

Programme Highlights

Plenary
In-person and live streaming

Join us live – onsite or online – and watch the news of the day. The MedTech Forum main moderator will be joined on stage by several speakers to run you through the highlights of the programme.

05/05
09:00 - 09:50
Room 111+112

Keynote speaker

Plenary
In-person and live streaming


05/05
10:00 - 10:50
Room 111+112

Pandemic preparedness: Is Europe ready for the next pandemic?

Parallel session
In-person and live streaming

Medical technologies have played a crucial role in the management of the COVID19 pandemic, through the provision of personal protective equipment, diagnostics tests, respiratory support equipment as well as injectables for vaccines. Companies worked around the clock to adapt to multiple production and distribution challenges, with high costs. What practices have medtech companies introduced and incorporated? A second lesson from these past two years is that pandemic preparedness is a crucial pillar of public health policies. Infectious disease threats know no borders, and dangerous pathogens that circulate are a risk everywhere. Europe must be better prepared to predict, prevent, detect, assess and effectively respond to pandemics in a highly coordinated fashion. To this end, the European landscape has significantly changed, with for example the introduction of a new Authority for Public health Emergency Preparedness and Response (HERA), as well as new roles for EMA and the ECDC. What did our sector learn from this crisis? Does the EU now have fully fit structures and instruments for the future? In short, is Europe ready for the next pandemic?

05/05
11:20 - 12:10
Room 111+112

The rise and rise of China's medtech market changing landscape of the global medical technology industry and the global market

Parallel session
In-person and live streaming

China is becoming an increasingly important market for medical technologies. While the growth in many sectors of the economy is slowing, China’s medical technology market and industry continue to grow.
The medtech sector has been identified among the key priorities of China’s industrial policy for the coming years. In 2021, China published a detailed plan to foster its domestic medtech industry, promoting “dual-circulation” objectives of reducing the country’s reliance on foreign suppliers and expanding exports of domestic products.
Overall, the policy environment especially in public procurement has been challenging for foreign medtech companies to gain access to the Chinese market. At the same time, China’s bilateral trade in medical technologies went from a deficit of €1.3 bn in 2019 to a €5.2 bn surplus in 2020.
What does China’s industrial policy and the growth of Chinese industry mean for the future of the global medical technologies market? Can the European medtech industry remain competitive not just in China but in third countries and even in the EU? Join us for an exciting panel discussion to explore these and many other questions in depth.

05/05
12:20 - 13:10
Room 111+112

How does the future look like for Medical Technologies’ contribution to a Sustainable Transition in Healthcare?

Parallel session
In-person and live streaming

Considering the challenges on the way to more sustainable healthcare in a context of growing societal expectations, how can the medical technology sector overcome obstacles identified on its journey to improve its sustainability performance? The speakers will focus on how technologies can overcome some of the obstacles currently faced by the healthcare sector to achieve more ?safe and sustainable chemicals and materials by design?. They will also make recommendations to the medical technology industry for improving their record.

05/05
14:30 - 15:20
Room 111+112

CEO #nofilter

Plenary
In-person and live streaming

Global leaders from the field of medical devices, diagnostics and digital health will join the discussion and speak openly about the latest trends, challenges and opportunities they are facing.

05/05
15:20 - 15:50
Room 111+112

Programme Highlights

Plenary
In-person and live streaming

Join us live – onsite or online – and watch the news of the day. The MedTech Forum main moderator will be joined on stage by several speakers to run you through the highlights of the programme.