8th MedTech Conference

"Medical Technology in the post-pandemic world"

After 12 years, Greece exited the enhanced surveillance framework and reached high growth rates, however, the medical technology productsmarket is still facing chronic problems and distortions. While just before the pandemic payments in public hospitals had started being processed faster, now they are concluded after 10 to 12 months. In military hospitals the situation is even worse, as it takes more than 2 years for invoices to be paid!

In the meantime, despite announcements regarding the centralization of NHS procurements, very few steps have been taken. In state hospitals about 90% of medical technology products are still being procured without the conduction of a public tender, in violation of the legal provisions in force. New legislation is needed to enforce payment of suppliers. But the sector’s most critical problem is no other than the clawback measure, which is still being applied by the Hellenic Organization of Healthcare Services (EOPPY). According to the corporate sector, it is an unjust measure which hurts entrepreneurship as it doesn’t allow for any predictability.

In addition, the medical technology sector bears the burden of the state’s ongoing indirect funding of the profits of third parties (providers), in some cases to the detriment of companies of the sector. Finally, the real needs of the patients are not taken into consideration and there is no plan regarding the use of new and innovative technologies, as was proven recently by the developments related to diabetes.

At the same time, on a European level, the application of the MDR regulation leads to huge delays in the certification of medical technology products. The situation was exacerbated by the multiple restrictions imposed due to the pandemic, which disturbed supply chains and caused further difficulties in the conduction of on-site inspections and clinical trials.

All the latest developments in the medical technology market had been analyzed in the 8th MedTech Conference , titled: “Medical technology in the post-pandemic world”. The conference was organized by ethosEVENTS, virus.com.gr portal on health and pharmaceutical policies and Pharma & Health Business magazine.  The participation in the conference, was physical at Divani Caravel hotel, and digital through LiveOn, the integrated platform for Digital Communication and Events, and its innovative 3D exposition and conference center LiveOn Expo Complex.

Emilios Negis, Managing Editor, Pharma & Health Business, virus.com.gr was the curator of the Conference.

Closed (Hybrid) Lobbing Workshop

During the works of the 8th Medtech Conference a Closed Lobbing Workshop had taken place with the participation of the Minister of Health, mr. Thanos Plevris.

Minister of Health
President National Centralized Health Procurement Authority
President of the Association of Health - Research & Biotechnology Industry (SEIV) - Managing Director, Medtronic Hellas

The workshop was organized as a hybrid event, with physical presence of participants and top executives of the conference sponsors, while the option of digital attendance will be available through LiveOn Expo Complex.

Mr. Emilios Negis. Journalist and Managing Editor of Pharma & Health Business magazine and virus.com.gr portal, was the workshop’s coordinator.

01/11/22

8th Medtech Conference included valuable speeches and round tables which were focused on the following areas of interest:

  • Hellenic Organization of Healthcare Services (EOPPY)-clawback: distortions in the assessment and compensation of new medical technology products by EOPPY
  • New medical technologies, solutions and applications
  • The government’s priorities regarding the NHS medical equipment
  • The future of the National Central Authority for Health Procurements (EKAPY)
  • Hurdles in the conduction of central public tenders for the procurement of materials
  • MDR regulation: hurdles, challenges, prospects
  • New funding models in the procurement and management of medical technology products.

Audience

  • the political leadership of the Ministry of Health
  • executives from Regional Healthcare Authorities (YPE) and hospitals,
  • promminent doctors
  • representatives of patients’ associations
  • medical technology companies’ executives
  • journalists
President National Centralized Health Procurement Authority
Patient Management Manager MEDTRONIC (Germany, Greece, Israel, Alpine)
Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology and Stereotactic Radiosurgery at 401 GSNA
Γαστρεντερολόγος - Διευθυντής Συντονιστής Γαστρεντερολογικού Τμήματος Νοσοκομείου Υγεία
Country Manager ABBOTT DIABETES CARE for Greece and Cyprus, Vice President SEIV
Contract Director at National Organization for the Provision of Health Services (EOPYY)
Consultant General Surgeon - Deputy CEO, General University Hospital of Heraklion
Country Head Radiology - Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Romania, Bulgaria, Malta & Moldova, Bayer
Member of the Board of Directors, Association of Health-Research and Biotechnology Industry (SEIV) - Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson MedTech Greece & Cyprus
Secretary General, Association of Health-Research and Biotechnology Industry (SEIV) – CEO, New Diagnostic Dimension Ltd
Ηλεκτρολόγος Μηχανικός & Μηχανικός Η/Υ ΕΜΠ - Προϊστάμενος Διεύθυνσης Πληροφορικής, Διοίκηση 7ης Υγειονομικής Περιφέρειας (Κρήτης)
Head, Clinic of Vascular Surgery, Athens Medical Center, Associate Professor for Vascular Surgery, University Clinic of Muenster, Germany, Founder and CEO of Vascupedia.com
Αssociate Professor of Radiology, Medical School of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Professor of Neuroradiology, Medical School of Saarland University, Germany  
Chief Executive Officer, cosmoONE
Head of the 5th Regional Health Authority of Thessaly & Sterea, Greece -Member of the Board of Directors of the National Central Health Procurement Authority
President & CEO, BDI HELLAS SA.
General Manager Greece, IQVIA
Programme Manager, Journalist

Premiere Sponsor

IQVIA

Sponsors

Associate Sponsors

Corporate Participations

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LEAD SPONSOR (12,000€ + VAT)

  • The Lead Sponsor will have a prominent position on all promotional materials of the conference. (newsletters, e-mail updates, landing pages, assessment reports etc.).
  • An interview of one of Lead Sponsor’s top executives will be featured on Ph.B Pharma & Health Business and in the portal virus.com.gr.
  • A Lead Sponsor’s executive will deliver a 10’ speech at the conference.
  • A Lead Sponsor’s executive will participate in one of the conference s panels.
  • The Lead Sponsor is entitled to have three (3) executives physically presentat the Closed (Hybrid) Lobbing Workshop, while three (3) of its executives will participate digitally.
  • The Lead Sponsor’s logo (and/or a composite design containing it) will have a prominent position on the main site of the conference and on LiveOn Expo Complex visuals (signs on the building exterior, in the Lobby/Zone A, the Conference Hall foyer and separate halls where from the event will be broadcast live).
  • The Lead Sponsor is entitled to a Premium 3D Digital Stand at the LiveOn Expo Complex Sponsors Hall. The stand will include the following material (up to 30 MB): 1. Company Logo (area where the Sponsor’s corporate sign and brand name will be presented in a photographic composition), 2. Digital Secretariat (area where visitors will be able to leave their contact details, get information on the company profile (500 words maximum), download the company profile and request a meeting with a Sponsor’s representative), 3. Company Video (area where visitors will have access to a company presentation video – of 5′ maximum duration), 4. Product Promotion Placements (2x) (two placements of photographic material where visitors will be able to get information on the company’s products), 5. Meeting Point (where visitors will have the opportunity to meet with company’s representatives who are present at the stand (their profiles will be visible on pop-ups) and interact with them (through pop-ups) by instant chat, instant or scheduled video call, instant or scheduled B2B meeting) and 6. Product Catalogue Placements (2x).
  • At the Digital Stand, up to eight (8) executives of the Sponsor will be able to connect and communicate online. Visitors who request some form of communication with an executive, will automatically be notified of the latter’s contact information (e-business card).
  • The Lead Sponsor is entitled to have a 3m x 3m exhibition stand at the lobby area of the conference.
  • The Lead Sponsor will receive fiftty (50) invitations to the conference.
  • The Lead Sponsor is entitled to three (3) round-tables of 8 seats each (24 guests in total).
  • The Lead Sponsor will be promoted on the organizer’s Facebook and LinkedIn with three (3) publications of “prominent visibility”.
  • A Lead Sponsor’s promotional spot (maximum duration of 20’’) will be shown in advertising slots, up to tree (3) times during the conference s main program.
  • The Lead Sponsor may provide promotional material (up to 30 MB) to be placed in the event’s MyEventXPack (digital bag).
  • The Lead Sponsor will receive a detailed report of the conference (including presentations, videos and photos).

PREMIERE SPONSOR (9,000€ + VAT)

  • The Premiere Sponsor will have a prominent position on all promotional materials of the conference. (newsletters, e-mail updates, landing pages, assessment reports etc.).
  • An interview of one of Premiere Sponsor’s top executives will be featured in the portal virus.com.gr.
  • A Premiere Sponsor’s may choose one of the two following options: 10’ speech at the conference by one of its executives or participation of the executive in one of the conference’s panels.
  • The Premiere Sponsor is entitled to have two (2) executives physically presentat the Closed (Hybrid) Lobbing Workshop, while two (2) of its executives will participate digitally.
  • The Premiere Sponsor’s logo (and/or a composite design containing it) will have a prominent position on the main site of the conference and on LiveOn Expo Complex visuals (signs on the building exterior, in the Lobby/Zone A, the Conference Hall foyer and separate halls where from the event will be broadcast live
  • The Premiere Sponsor is entitled to a Premium 3D Digital Standat the LiveOn Expo Complex Sponsors Hall. The stand will include the following material (up to 20 MB): 1. Company Logo (area where the Sponsor’s corporate sign and brand name will be presented in a photographic composition), 2. Digital Secretariat (area where visitors will be able to leave their contact details, get information on the company profile (500 words maximum), download the company profile and request a meeting with a Sponsor’s representative), 3. Company Video (area where visitors will have access to a company presentation video – of 5′ maximum duration), 4. Product Promotion Placements (2x) (two placements of photographic material where visitors will be able to get information on the company’s products). 5. Meeting Point (where visitors will have the opportunity to meet with company’s representatives who are present at the stand (their profiles will be visible on pop-ups) and interact with them (through pop-ups) by instant chat, instant or scheduled video call, instant or scheduled B2B meeting) and 6. Product Catalogue Placements (2x).
  • At the Digital Stand, up to six (6) executives of the Sponsor will be able to connect and communicate online . Visitors who request some form of communication with an executive, will automatically be notified of the latter’s contact information (e-business card).
  • The Premiere Sponsor is entitled to have a 3m x 2m exhibition stand at the lobby area of the conference.
  • The Premiere Sponsor will receive forty (40) invitations to the conference.
  • The Premiere Sponsor is entitled to two (2) round-tables of 8 seats each (16 guests in total) at the conference.
  • A Premiere Sponsor’s promotional spot (maximum duration of 20’’) will be shown in advertising slots, up to two (2) times during the conference’s main program.
  • The Silver Sponsor will be promoted on the organizer’s Facebook and LinkedIn with two (2) publications of “prominent visibility”.
  • The Premiere Sponsor may provide promotional material(up to 20 MB) to be placed in the event’s MyEventXPack (digital bag).
  • The Premiere Sponsor will receive a detailed report of the conference (including presentations, videos and photos).

SPONSOR (6,000€ + VAT)

  • The Sponsor will be advertised on all promotional materials of the conference. (newsletters, e-mail updates, landing pages, assessment reports etc.).
  • The Sponsor is entitled to have one (1) executive physically presentat the Closed (Hybrid) Lobbing Workshop, while one (1) of its executives will participate digitally.
  • The Sponsor’s logo (and/or a composite design containing it) will have a prominent position on the main site of the conference and on LiveOn Expo Complex visuals (signs in the Lobby/Zone A (depending on availability), the Conference Hall foyer (depending on availability) and separate halls where from the event will be broadcast live).
  • The Sponsor is entitled to an Advanced 3D Digital Stand at the LiveOn Expo Complex Sponsors Hall. The stand will include the following material (up to 10 MB): 1. Company Logo (area where the Sponsor’s corporate sign and brand name will be presented in a photographic composition), 2. Digital Secretariat (area where visitors will be able to leave their contact details, get information on the company profile (500 words maximum), download the company profile and request a meeting with a Sponsor’s representative), 3. Company Video (area where visitors will have access to a company presentation video – of 5′ maximum duration), 4. Product Promotion Placement (1x) (one placement of photographic material where visitors could get information on the company’s products), 5. Meeting Point (where visitors will have the opportunity to meet with company’s representatives who are present at the stand (their profiles will be visible on pop-ups) and interact with them (through pop-ups) by instant chat, instant or scheduled video call, instant or scheduled B2B meeting) and 6. Product Catalogue Placement (1x).
  • At the Digital Stand, up to four (4) executives of the Sponsor will be able to connect and communicate online. Visitors who request some form of communication with an executive, will automatically be notified of the latter’s contact information (e-business card).
  • The Sponsor is entitled to have a 2m x 2m exhibition stand at the lobby area of the conference.
  • The Sponsor will receive thirty (30) invitations to the conference.
  • The Sponsor is entitled to one (1) round-tables of 8 seats each (8 guests in total) at the conference.
  • A Sponsor’s promotional spot (maximum duration of 20’’) will be shown in advertising slots, up to one (1) times during the conference’s main program.
  • The Sponsor will be promoted on the organizer’s Facebook and LinkedIn with one (1) publication of “prominent visibility”.
  • The Sponsor may provide promotional material (up to 10 MB) to be placed in the event’s MyEventXPack (digital bag).
  • The Sponsor will receive a detailed report of the conference (including presentations, videos and photos).

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR (3,000€ + VAT)

  • The Sponsor will be advertised on all promotional materials of the conference. (newsletters, e-mail updates, landing pages, assessment reports etc.).
  • The Bronze Sponsor is entitled to have one (1) executive physically or digitally at the Closed (Hybrid) Lobbing Workshop.
  • The Sponsor’s logo (and/or a composite design containing it) will have a prominent position on the main site of the conference and on LiveOn Expo Complex visuals (signs in the Lobby/Zone B (depending on availability), the Conference Hall foyer (depending on availability) and separate halls where from the event will be broadcast live).
  • The Sponsor is entitled to a Standard 3D Digital Stand at the LiveOn Expo Complex Sponsors Hall. The stand will include the following material (up to 8MB): 1. Company Logo (area where the Sponsor’s corporate sign and brand name will be presented in a photographic composition), 2. Digital Secretariat (area where visitors could leave their contact details, get information on the company profile (150 words maximum), 3. Company Video (area where visitors will have access to a company presentation video – of 3′ maximum duration), 4. Product Promotion Placement (1x) (one placement of photographic material where visitors could get information on the company’s products).
  • The Sponsor is entitled to place one (1) rollup (0,85×2,00 maximum size) stand at the lobby area of the conference.
  • The Sponsor will receive twenty (20) invitations to the conference.
  • The Sponsor is entitled to invite four guests to the conference.
  • The Sponsor may provide promotional material (up to 8 MB) to be placed in the event’s MyEventXPack (digital bag).
  • The Sponsor will receive a detailed report of the conference (including presentations, videos and photos).

CORPORATE PARTICIPATION (1,500€ + VAT)

  • The Sponsor’s logo will be promoted on visuals of the of the conference & on LiveOn Expo Complex visuals. (signs in the separate halls of the Conference Hall, from where the event will be broadcast live).
  • The Bronze Sponsor is entitled to have one (1) executive digitally at the Closed (Hybrid) Lobbing Workshop.
  • The Sponsor will receive ten (10) invitations to the conference.
  • The Sponsor is entitled to invite two guests to the conference
  • The Sponsor will receive a detailed report of the conference (including presentations, videos and photos).

INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION

250€+ VAT 24%– hybrid attendance (physical & digital via LiveOn Expo Complex)
90€+ VAT 24%– digital attendance only (via LiveOn Expo Complex)

Benefits for individual participations

  • Participation in the conference
  • Full utilisation of the advanced digital features of LiveOn Expo Complex (networking, XPack, videocalls & chats etc).
  • Certificate of attendance (will be sent by email).
  • Online exchange of contact details and communication with speakers, participants and Sponsors’ executives, through the event’s Networking Hub.
  • All participants will receive a detailed report of the confernce (including presentations, videos and photos).
Event Details
    Contact

    For information on sponsorship programs

    Konstantinos Ouzounis, CEO, ethosGROUP
    Tel:+30 210 998 4864,
    e-mail: [email protected]edia.eu
     
    Christos Charalambakis, Key Account Manager, 
    Τηλ:+30 210 998 4915, 
    e-mail: [email protected]

    Program Manager

    Emilios Negis, Managing Editor, Pharma & Health Business, virus.com.gr,
    Τηλ:+30 210 998 4950

    For information on the program & Auspices

    Mariana Vazaiou, Head of Events Content,
    Τel:+30 210 998 4932,
     
    Markella Farkona, Events Programme Executive,
    Τel:+30 210 998 4865,

    Marketing & Communication Sponsors

    Andreas Baltas, Group Digital Marketing Specialist,
    Tel:+30 210 998 4906,
     
    Christos Moschovos, Product Marketing Executive,
    Tel:+30 210 998 4817,

    Event Coordinator & Registrations Support

    Konstantinos Salvarlis, Events Director,
    Tel:+30 210 998 4909,
     
    Aris Lavdis, Events Manager,
    Tel:+30 210 998 4814,

    Individual Participations

    Loretta Boura, Key Account Executive,
    Tel:+30 210 998 4902
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