Reinforcing your competitive advantage by implementing an innovative and cost effective strategic sourcing approach to drive long-term mutually beneficial partnerships with suppliers whilst complying with the new European regulations.



About The Event


​​​​​​​Developing and manufacturing products with uncompromised quality standards is of utmost importance for all medical device and diagnostic manufacturers given the life-altering and even life-saving nature of the manufactured goods. Playing an equally critical role in the quality lifecycle of a medical device's production are the suppliers of raw materials and device components; which is why building an optimal supply base is key to the success of any medical device and diagnostic manufacturer.
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In recent times, however, with the emergence of numerous low-cost manufacturers combined with the ever-evolving global regulations and new innovative technologies, there has been mounting pressure from healthcare providers for devices that are not only of high calibre but also cost-effective and technologically advanced. This has, in turn, resulted in strategic sourcing and procurement executives placing a high level of importance on finding suppliers who are reliable, compliant, cost-efficient and technologically adept. Strategic sourcing teams are now inclined towards optimizing supply chain, increasing supplier value, and reducing costs more than ever before.

The 2018 European Medical Device and Diagnostic Strategic Sourcing and Direct Procurement Meeting is a one-of-its-kind conference that will bring together top leaders and experts from the industry under one roof to discuss, debate and share their views on the most recent and trending practices of procurement and sourcing in the medical device and diagnostic industry. From the best strategies to advance the strategic sourcing and direct procurement process whilst complying with the new MDR and IVDR to examining new cost models and sourcing practices, the platform will give the attendees the opportunity to stay abreast with the latest advancements in the industry. Through case studies, interactive sessions and workshops, attendees will understand the best strategies to remain competitive in the market by continually innovating and leveraging advanced technology in their process. To top it all, this meeting will provide insights on how to implement a cost-effective sourcing approach to improve supplier selection, management and monitoring; and to understand the benefits of establishing long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships. The opportunity to network, collaborate and brainstorm with the best minds in the industry is not to be missed.

The conference is a one-off occasion to evaluate the best industry practices and take back high-impact solutions that can enable realignment of your procurement and sourcing practices in favour of tapping the best and most relevant suppliers for your organisation.

The Key Highlights of The Meeting Are:


1. Learn about current issues and best practices to improve strategic sourcing of raw materials and components from the suppliers

2. Gain insights from industry experts about the best strategies to enhance global strategic sourcing and direct procurement process

3. Examine techniques to transition and update current practices to comply with the new EU Regulations and ISO 13485:2016

4. Explore how to implement an innovative and cost-effective sourcing approach despite cost and quality pressures

5. Analyse current global trends to ensure cost-effective sourcing locations and implementing a risk-based approach for sourcing from Low Cost Countries

​​​​​​​6. Discuss on improving negotiation techniques when contracting with a supplier

7. Participate in a 60 minute interview style session with the representatives from the competent authority, notified body and legal experts for clarifying doubts pertaining to the new EU MDR & IVDR

8. Learn from some of the best minds in medical device and diagnostic strategic sourcing and direct procurement meeting and gain equally valuable knowledge through multiple peer-to-peer networking opportunities


Who Should Attend


​​​​​​​Executives that will find this program of greatest interest and applicability will be those responsible for strategic sourcing and direct procurement. Professionals with the following job titles will find this program of the greatest value and relevance:
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  • Strategic Sourcing


  • Direct Sourcing


  • Strategic Procurement


  • Direct Procurement


  • Supplier management

Key Speaker List


HENRIK NORDHOLM, Head of Global Procurement, DENTSPLY SIRONA IMPLANTS

SUZANNE VERHAAG, Purchasing Manager, PHILIPS HEALTHCARE

JACOB MANNHEIMER, Partner, PROGNOS MKA AB

EMMANUEL BERNOUX, Former Global Chief Purchasing Officer, AGFA HEALTHCARE

INGVAR GRADÉN, Strategic Purchaser, WELLSPECT HEALTHCARE

PROF. DR. FRANK STEIN, Professor, I. ARABAEV KYRGYZ STATE UNIVERSITY

THOMAS MEYER, Head Global Procurement Direct Material, NOBEL BIOCARE SERVICES AG

HAKAN JAKOBSSON, Senior Strategic Sourcing, CELLAVISION AB

HANNA EDSTRÖM-VALSINGER,
Senior Sourcing Manager, GE HEALTHCARE LIFE SCIENCES

GAËL NINI, Head of R&D – Medical, E.M.S. ELECTRO MEDICAL SYSTEMS S.A. MEDICAL

DR AUGUSTINE MOFOR, Head of Global Sourcing, LEICA BIOSYSTEMS



And many more...

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