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.


Stella Kyriakides

EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Jaak Peeters

Special Envoy for Covid-19 Vaccine, Johnson & Johnson

Reda Guiha

Regional President
International Development Markets Rare Disease of Pfizer

Casper Klynge

Vice President for European Government Affairs of Microsoft

Jo De Cock

Former CEO of the National Committee at RIZIV-INAMI 

Thomas Kostera

Senior Expert of Bertelsmann Stiftung

Sophie Bechu

Chief Operations Officer, Royal Philips

Roger Connor

President Global Vaccines, GSK 

François Sandre

Head of Europe for Sanofi Pasteur

Marion Koopmans

Head of Erasmus MC Department of Viroscience 

Kevin Whitelaw

Bloomberg Correspondent

Elena Bonfiglioli

Regional Business Leader Health and Life Sciences EMEA, Microsoft

Paige Bischoff

Senior Vice President, Global public affairs, Alliance for Regenerative Medicine

Yann le Cam

Chief Executive Officer, Eurordis

Petra De Sutter

Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium

Giorgos Rossides

Chief of staff to EU Commissioner for Health, European Commission

Avril Daly

Chief Executive Officer, Retina International

Ondrej Knotek

Member of the European Parliament

Ana Gallego Torres

Director General of Justice and Consumers, European Commission

Ebere Okereke

Honorary Senior Public Health Advisor to the Director Africa CDC

Rachel Toku-Appiah

Director, Program Advocacy and Communications, Africa, BMGF

Bernhard Kowatsch

Head of World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator

Lorena Boix Alonso

Director at DG CONNECT, European Commission

Gerard Krause

Head of the Newly Founded Department for Epidemiology, HZI at Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Karin Kallander

Senior Health Adviser, UNICEF & COVID Digital Health Centre of Excellence (DICE), UNICEF

Mike Fraser

General Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa at Novartis Gene Therapies

Carolin Bansbach

Head of Unit Health, Education and Social Development, GIZ

Pierre Delsaux

Deputy Director General DG SANTE, European Commission

Jack Parrock

EU Correspondent and Presenter

Jennifer Baker

EU Correspondent

Andrzej Rys

Director at DG SANTE, European Commission

Jean van Wetter

Director General, Enabel

Tineke Van Hooland

Deputy Secretary General at Belgium

Thomas Dermine

State Secretary for Economic Recovery and Strategic Investments, Belgium

Meabh McMahon

Euronews Correspondent

Sam Proesmans

Public Health Advisor to the Prime Minister of Belgium

Kate Kelland

Chief Scientific Writer, CEPI

Luc Debruyne

Strategy Advisor of Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

Tamsin Rose

EU Correspondent

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