The European Health Summit is an annual event organised by the European Business Summits. As with all of our events, the focus is on bringing together businesses, policymakers, and academia to debate the key healthcare issues in Europe and beyond.

Speakers 2022

Pierre Delsaux

Director General HERA, European Commission

Diane Kleinermans

President, Commission of Drugs Reimbursement, National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (RIZIV-INAMI)

Vlastimil Válek

Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health

Anne-Sophie Lapointe

Project manager for the rare diseases mission at the Ministry of Solidarity and Health

Elke Groote

Head of EU Relations, Novartis

Frank Vandenbroucke

Belgian Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health

Ben Osborn

Regional President, International Developed Markets, Pfizer Hospital

Maurizio Cecconi

President of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine

Vivienne Parry

OBE, BBC Science Journalist and Writer

Thierry Vandendriessche

Professor in Medicine and member committee of Advanced Therapeutics

Yann Le Cam

Chief Executive Officer, Eurordis

Stéphane Hogan

Head of Unit, Health Research, Health and Digital Executive Agency 

Lutz Bonacker

Senior Vice President, General Manager of Commercial Operations Europe, CSL Behring

Salvatore Scalzo

Policy and Legal Officer in the field of “Artificial Intelligence”, DG CNECT European Commission 

Benoît Macq

Professor at Polytechnic School of UCLouvain, Project TRAIL

Arnaud Thysen

Director General, European Business Summits

“COVID-19 is teaching us important lessons. We need more international cooperation and solidarity on health, not only to combat epidemics, but also to strengthen public health systems within Europe and elsewhere.”
Petra de Sutter
Belgian Deputy Prime Minister
“Recovering from the Covid 19 pandemic will require health services that reach people equitably no matter where they live.”

Hans Kluge

WHO Regional Director Europe

“We are in a crisis, a time of insecurity, of vulnerability. A time in which everyone involved – also politicians – are having to do things they’ve never had to do before. Obviously, everything is not going to go smoothly. We understand both sides – there is a lot of fear and insecurity. It is important to focus on a solution.”

Özlem Türeci

Chief executive office and co-founder of BioNTech