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European Health Summit 2024

03 & 04 December

Egmont Palace, Brussels

On the theme “Gold Medal Mindset: Competitiveness and Sustainability in the Tech Age”, the Summit will provide a privileged platform to shape the healthcare agenda of the EU for the next legislative cycle and work towards a resilient healthcare model in the EU. Together with prominent representatives of civil society and the academic world, the business community will directly engage with policymakers to debate key healthcare issues in Europe and beyond, such as digital acceleration, pandemic preparedness, pharmaceutical industrial policy and optimising patient-centricity.

Meet the speakers

Emer Cooke
Executive Director, European Medicines Agency
Peter Takács
State Secretary for Health, Government of Hungary
Adonis Georgiadis
Minister for Health, Government of Greece
Izabela Leszczyna
Minister for Health, Government of Poland
Hosam Abu Meri
Minister for Health, Government of Latvia
Michalis Damianos
Minister for Health, Government of Cyprus
Jonathan Symonds
Non-Executive Chair, GSK
Lene Oddershede
Senior Vice President, Professor, Novo Nordisk Foundation
Thomas Senderovitz
Senior Vice President Data Science, Novo Nordisk
Matthias Christandl
Chairman, Steering Group of UCPH Quantum Hub
Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl
Director-General of DIGITALEUROPE
Gemma Solomon
Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen
Sabrina Maniscalco
Professor of Quantum Information, Computing and Logic, University of Helsinki
Mette Laursen
Founder of LinKS and Global Entrepreneur
Anke van Es
Head of Hospital Patient Monitoring, Europe, Philips
Malina Müller
Head of Health Economics, WifOR institute
Arnaud Thysen
Director General, European Business Summits
Felicia Balan
Health Project Director, European Business Summits

“We need to have long-term sustainability of the budget: demographically we will have an increase in certain health needs. Therefore, we need the industry to provide us with innovative technologies.”

Sandra Gallina
Director General DG SANTE, European Commission

“It’s important to acknowledge that our industry is global and it’s built on knowledge. We must ensure that Europeans have access to innovation.”

Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen
CEO of Novo Nordisk, President of EFPIA

“Most of the innovation is generated in the US, not in Europe. For the patients, this is a matter of access to science and clinical trials. So not having clinical trials in Europe is a huge problem.”

Antonella Cardone
CEO, Cancer Patients Europe

Check the 2024 Agenda

Our mission statement

Our mission is twofold: we aim to bring politics and business together in order to provide them with an opportunity to debate and pursue their common goals, giving a voice to all sides of the debate. The other priority of EBS is to provide European institutions with a platform where they can place their top priorities in the spotlight and advance the development of new pieces of legislation through discussion with a variety of actors and stakeholders.

Arnaud Thysen
Director General

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