This intensive, practical, one day event helps delegates to build better strategies for more effective procurement. It does this by bringing together the new professional elite in healthcare procurement from across Europe.
It provides delegates with a stream of new ideas. This covers everything from new ways to partner with medtech to how to best combat physician preference. Speakers in the morning look at issues such as pan-European pricing and price differences and competitive tendering. Afternoon workshops allow delegates to focus on burning issues such as category management and how to best use data.
Healthcare procurement is changing fast in Europe. Greater financial rigour means that, increasingly, procurement is professionalised and centralised. Price opacity is decreasing. Everywhere, physician preference is challenged and power is shifting to new purchasers with different agendas. Everywhere, medical and non-medical services are being outsourced.
Procurement of services and products makes up a massive part of healthcare budgets. The good news is that there is much that can be done to improve efficiency and get much better terms.
This event is a rare opportunity to look beyond your preoccupations and your world. Use it to share best practice, to examine innovation and, above all, to assess what is really possible. It is a forum which will help you to think the unthinkable.
CEO, Healthcare Europa
Think the unthinkable
Understand how pricing is changing
Share best practice in our workshops
Learn what is being achieved in other countries
Analyse how procurement is changing
Hear from innovators
Examine new models of procurement
Hear from real buyers
Most healthcare conferences feature poor speakers who overrun on time and do not address key issues. The worst feature interminable presentations from big pharma and politicians mouthing inanities. Often they allow sponsors to determine content. Academic conferences are often removed from the real world.
We understand our delegates’ information needs
We recruit speakers who meet these needs
We run to time and actively chair to enable audience participation and Q&A
We give delegates printed slide packs on the day
We allow delegates to network in advance by giving them delegate lists
Directors and senior managers at procurement hubs
Directors and senior managers at national and regional agencies
Procurement directors and CFOs in hospitals
Directors and senior managers in outsource providers
Directors and senior managers in medtech
Director and senior managers in pharma