Medical Technologies Europe 2005 Executive Summit

10 January 2005

Frost & Sullivan has announced its first European Medical Technologies 2005 Executive Summit, which will be held on 14-16 February 2005 at the Novotel Hotel, London, United Kingdom.

Medical technology companies of all sizes will gather to assess the
state of the European medical technology market and explore global key industry drivers.

With Medical Technologies Europe 2005 Executive Summit Frost & Sullivan recognizes the vital need for a forum that addresses the European healthcare environment in which medical technology companies now operate. Medical Technologies Europe 2005 is a uniquely interactive forum covering up-to-the minute developments in technology value analysis; product innovation and development; business and financial models; and global growth strategies for Central and Eastern Europe. The groundbreaking format propels networking to a new level, maximizes pollination of ideas among industry cross-sections, and delivers concrete value to your business.

The keynote speech will be delivered by Maurice Wagner, Director General of EUCOMED, who will present high level data on the current state of the medical technology industry in Europe. The speaker and panel roster includes:

  • Amos Goren, Partner & Head of European Healthcare Team, APAX Partners
  • Henrik Kagenow, CEO, Bang & Olufsen Medicom
  • Crispin Simon, CEO, Biocompatibles International
  • Fred Hrkac, Vice President International, BioSense Webster
  • Fred Colen, Chief Technology Officer, Sr. VP Boston Scientific
  • Lorin David Kalisky, Manager of Marketing Communications, Capsule Technologies
  • Bruno Slosse, General Manager, Cerner Europe
  • Donal Quinn, President, Global Customer Management, Dade Behring
  • Swen Gruenitz-Post, Vice President, Corporate Business Development, Draeger Medical
  • Geoff Cartwright, EMEA Group Marketing Director, ETHICON Products, a division of ETHICON, a Johnson and Johnson company
  • Maurice Wagner, Director, Eucomed
  • Richard Moore, Scientific Affairs Director, Eucomed
  • Dorman Followwill, Partner and Global Vice President Healthcare and
    Life Sciences, Frost & Sullivan
  • Siddharth Saha, Industry Manager, Frost & Sullivan
  • Michael Rosbach, Vice President, Member of Executive Committee, GWI AG
  • Neil Armstrong, CEO, MeddiQuest Limited: Chair of Medical Device
    Quality Group, IQA, Institute of Quality Assurance
  • Richard Russo, Executive Vice President and General Manager,
    International Osteotech Inc.
  • Dr. Paul Smit, Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development, Philips Medical Systems
  • Heinrich Sherfler, CEO, Sandoz
  • Gregory T. Yung, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, SurModics, Inc.
  • Pascal Gand, Director, Marketing, Welch Allyn

The event offers excellent networking opportunities. Executive summit
sessions zero in on key industry challenges in the European market place and includes an Executive Forum on pacing product development with current EU regulations; medical technology innovations in the European Union; a General Session looking closely at competitive strategies for global market operations in healthcare; and different Interactive Roundtables on powerful product launch strategies, reimbursement and planning.

The final Executive Forum will address the investment climate in Europe and give an overview of strategic deals and mergers in the medical technology industry.

Frost & Sullivan will also host its 2005 Excellence in Healthcare Awards
Banquet on Tuesday, February 15th, at 4:00 pm (GMT). The global growth consulting company recognizes outstanding industry achievements by presenting awards to top companies in regional and global markets. Its teams of industry experts recognize the diligence and innovation required to implement a successful business plan and excel in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. These  prestigious awards are recognized worldwide by the media, the investment community and end-user markets.

The banquet will honour leading companies and individuals in the
healthcare industry with awards such as Competitive Strategy Leadership, Product Differentiation Innovation, and Market Leadership. A networking reception will immediately precede the banquet, allowing recipients to share ideas among their market-space.

The banquet ceremonies will commence with a CEO Roundtable Discussion at 4.15 p.m. The informative Q&A session will feature an impressive panel of executives, offering insights and best practices concerning the most critical issues facing the medical technology industry today.

For more information visit www.frost.com


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