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.

Previous edition speakers

Didier Reynders
European Commissioner for Justice
Martin Kocher
Minister for Labour and Economy, Austria
Emer Cooke
Executive Director of the European Medicines Agency
Laurent Muschel
Acting Director-General of HERA
Giorgos Rossides
Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Kyriakides
Pernille Weiss
Member of the European Parliament
Colin Scicluna
Head of Cabinet of Vice President Šuica
Dolors Montserrat
Member of the European Parliament
Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen
CEO, Novo Nordisk
Tomislav Sokol
Member of the European Parliament
Sara Cerdas
Member of the European Parliament
Carlos Montañés
Executive Vice-President, HIPRA
Haseeb Ahmad
President, Europe at Novartis
Jeffrey Francer
Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs Policy, Eli Lilly
Massimo Giorgio Visentin
Eastern Europe Cluster President, Pfizer
Nathalie Moll
Director General, EFPIA
Dr. Gaudenz Silberschmidt
Director, Health and Multilateral Partnerships at the WHO
Adam Hacker
Director and Global Head Regulatory Affairs at CEPI
Francesca Colombo
Head of the Health Division, OECD
Irene Norstedt
Director People Directorate, DG Research and Innovation European Commission
Maya Matthews
Deputy Director for Digital, EU4Health and Health Systems Modernisation at DG SANTE
Prof. Karl Broich
President, Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices
Josep Figueras
Director and Cofounder of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Dipak Kalra
President, The European Institute for Innovation through Health Data
Anca Toma
Executive Director of the European Patients’ Forum
Yann Le Cam
CEO, Eurordis
Charlotte Marchandise
Executive Director at the European Public Health Association (EUPHA)
Andrea Corazza
Senior Director, Policy & Government Affairs Europe, Novavax
Enrique Terol
Health Counsellor, Spanish Permanent Representation to the EU
Menno Kok
Managing Director, EIT Health
Elizabeth Kuiper
Associate Director, European Policy Centre
José Peres
Senior Coordinator of the National Associations Council at EuropaBio
Prof. Claire Paquet
Neurologist, Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris
Tamsin Rose
EU Health Reporter
Mariam Zaidi
Euronews, Euractiv, CNBC Presenter
Sarah-Taïssir Bencharif
EU Health Journalist

“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

They trust us

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