The European Health Summit, hosted by the European Business Summits, is an annual gathering where businesses, policymakers, and academics come together to discuss important healthcare issues in Europe and beyond.


Previous Speakers

Margaritis Schinas

Vice-President, Commissioner For Promoting our European Way of Life, European Commission

Zakia Khattabi

Minister for Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development and Green Deal of Belgium

Prof. Robert Babela

State Secretary, Ministry of Health, Slovak Republic

Prof. Rifat Atun

Professor, Global Health Systems, Harvard University

Irene Norstedt

Director People Directorate, DG RTD, European Commission

Brieuc Van Damme

CEO, King Baudouin Foundation

Yann le Cam

Chief Executive Officer, Eurordis

Marie-France Tschudin

President Innovative Medicines International and Chief Commercial Officer, Novartis

Radka Maxová

Member of the European Parliament

Nicky Murphy

International Government Health Lead, Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Dirk Vander Mijnsbrugge

Vice President, Medical Affairs, International Developed Markets for Rare Diseases, Pfizer

Nathalie Moll

Director General, EFPIA

Mati Gill


Hatice Kücük

CEO, Sovereign Strategy Executive Director, The G20 Health and Development Partnership

Alexander Natz

Secretary-General, European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE)

Daria Julkowska

PhD, Assistant Director, Thematic Institute of Genetics, Genomics & Bioinformatics, INSERM

Guillaume Byk

Legislative Officer DG SANTE, European Commission

Guy Spigelman

EMEA Lead, HCLS Startups, Amazon Web Services 

Amanda Bok

CEO, European Haemophilia Consortium

Tay Salimullah

Vice President, Global Head Value & Access, Novartis Gene Therapies

Heike Prinz

Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Operations EMEA, Bayer

Nicolas Monsarrat

Managing Director, Strategy & Consulting, Digital Health Lead, Accenture

Claire Skentelbery

Director General, EuropaBio – the European Association for Bioindustries

Yaron Shilat

Head of Public Policy Israel, Amazon Web Services

Federico Milani

Deputy Head of the Unit “Data Policy and Innovation” DG CNECT, European Commission

Anton Ussi

Operations & Finance Director, EATRIS ERIC

Dr. Nathalie Bloch

Chief BD, National Program of Bioconvergence- Israel Innovation Authority

Prof. Christian Walzer

Executive Director of Health, Wildlife Conservation Society

Kristin Schreiber

Director for Chemicals, Health, Retail and Agrifood, DG GROW, European Commission

Prof. Dennis Ostwald

CEO & Founder, WIfOR Institute

Mariam Zaidi

Euronews, Euractiv, NBC Presenter

Elizabeth Kuiper

Associate Director, European Policy Centre

Roberto Servi

Vice President Global Marketing, Neuroscience Business Unit, Eli Lilly

Jack Parrock

EHS Moderator

Giedrė Peseckytė

Health Reporter, Euractiv

Amalie Holmgaard Mersh

Health Reporter, Euractiv

Mark Jones

Head of Development, Basilea Pharmaceutica

Elena Petelos

Vice President for HTA, EUPHA & Co-Chair for RWE & AI, HTAi

Andrew Thomson

Statistician, European Medicines Agency (EMA)

Andy Bounds

EU Correspondent, Financial Times 

EHS Weekly updates

The European Health Summit 2022 in collaboration with Wildlife Conservation Society, will debate the need for an integral approach that looks into enhancing the health of people, animals and ecosystems. “One Health” is an initiative in which multiple sectors work closely together to improve public health.  Following the announcement from Director General, Ms. Sandra Gallina, for the creation of a brand-new One Health Directorate in DG SANTE, we can see that the European Union (EU) is stepping up efforts in this area. 

EBS is joining forces with the ESGCT to advocate and promote access of gene therapies for patients with unmet needs and specifically of those with ultra rare diseases. The result of this collaboration will not only be reflected during the third annual health summit,  but also further into 2023 and beyond, whereby EBS will support the organisation of the ESGCT congress in Brussels and pave the way for Belgium’s rotating council presidency in 2024 on health priorities.

As president von der Leyen said at the EHS in 2020: “We should take better care of each other. And for many who feel anxious and lost, appropriate, accessible and affordable support can make all the difference.” For this reason, the European Health Summit will have a specific focus on mental health in its December 2022 edition. This discussion will be in line with the EU Commission’ new initiative on mental health and its newly launched EU Health project which assists staff and volunteers supporting people in Ukraine.

Felicia Balan, EBS’ Project Manager for Health, will join the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Congress in Edinburgh to meet with prominent experts and expand EBS’ network. EBS is dedicated to overcoming the hurdles associated with Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) at European level, the conclusions of which will be presented at the EHS22.

In light of the Israeli President Isaac Herzog’ announcement: “Together with European and international institutions, we can develop the breakthroughs that will enable people to live healthier and longer lives. I am happy to announce that Israel will be working with the WHO to establish a cutting-edge centre for digital health.”; EBS is happy to announce that under the pillar of Digital Health,  this subject will be addressed at EHS2022.

 “Bolstering Health through Nutrition” will be one of the key topics of the EHS 2022. The upcoming new CAP recognises food and health quality as one of its key objectives. Additionally, the European Commission will adopt a cross-continental labelling policy for products, this will lead consumers to make a more sustainable and informed choice when selecting their food.

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