French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum Wrap-up, Testimonies and Photos

French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum 2022 – the most innovative B2B / B2G international healthcare forum of the year, dedicated to developing international relations with the French Healthcare ecosystem by connecting key French healthcare players with international executives and decision makers during exclusive and personalised business meetings.

Summary

Discover the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum and our partners
The unique characteristics of FHIBF
The event recap in numbers
Overview and testimonials of French participants
Overview and testimonials from foreign delegations
Program and speakers
The Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) signed
The Startups Forum
The networking cocktails at Invalides and Quai d’Orsay
Key information on the next edition

Discover the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum

The French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum (FHIBF) is the first international business forum dedicated to the French healthcare offer. This unprecedented event aims to develop business flows, facilitate collaborations, and foster synergies between French health players with an international activity or strategy and foreign decision-makers, in order to improve healthcare internationally.

This event allows international decision makers to develop high-level relationships with French stakeholders and identify business or collaboration opportunities in the various fields of Healthcare in order to accelerate the implementation of their ongoing healthcare development projects. The French Healthcare Forum is also an excellent opportunity for French organizations to expand into markets that would otherwise be difficult to access.

 The first networking event dedicated to developing international relations with the French Healthcare ecosystem, connecting leading French organizations with international executives and decision makers in order to improve healthcare internationally.

The global health crisis which has severely affected every single country in the world has also uncovered the crucial importance of international collaboration in scientific and medical innovation. It also offered a reminder of the importance of global public health issues in prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic innovation.

France is one of the key players in this dynamic and has many key strengths that form the architecture of an efficient and innovative health system. If France is now recognized as having designed one of the most successful and equitable public health models in the OECD, it is because it has long built up a training system premised on excellence for healthcare professionals, hailed worldwide for their expertise. France’s medical research is also internationally renowned for the avant-gardism and importance of its work, while its pharmaceutical industry forms another major pillar of France’s medical excellence, through the role played by its first-rate international players combined with the innovation dynamics of the startup ecosystems and SMEs established across the country.

To tackle the major health challenges on an international level, France’s actions are based on a coordinated and coherent approach. France has a unique approach on global health, with a model founded on principles, values of solidarity and human rights, its strengths and considerable financial commitments.

The organisation of the French Healthcare Innovation and Business Forum has proven to be an excellent opportunity to create synergies between key French and international players to reinforce the growth of a positive global healthcare ecosystem and to dynamize the development of each of its stakeholders.

In recent decades, the country has set itself apart through its commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, championing maternal and child health, its driving role in developing innovative financing and achieving universal health coverage, the appeal of its university hospital model and the reputation of its humanitarian NGOs. These actions are implemented through policy advocacy, substantial financial commitment, exploitation of scientific research and expertise, and an inclusive approach.

France has set the ambition of becoming the leading nation for industry and innovation in healthcare. To strengthen its position as a global hub for health innovation and to become the leading European nation for healthcare, France, which already has a strong export industry, wants to welcome foreign businesses and institutions and has developed an active policy to attract them.

Organized by French Healthcare Association, an initiative of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the event aims to:

  • Connect decision makers with key French healthcare players in an environment conducive to high-level meetings
  • Develop business flows or collaborations between French and foreign health organizations
  • Improve access to healthcare around the world
  • Create global synergies between health organisations
  • Reinforce the growth of a positive global healthcare ecosystem
  • Dynamize the development of the French and international health players
  • Strengthen France’s cooperation with foreign health actors, in particular with public institutions
  • Facilitate diplomatic relations in healthcare
  • Contribute to the international influence and excellence of healthcare Made in France

French Healthcare Association, an initiative led by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, is a network of over 300 French companies, healthcare institutions, research and training institutes mobilized to offer collective solutions adapted to the needs of its partners abroad.

During its first edition, this unprecedented B2B and B2G healthcare forum welcomed more than 130 foreign decision-makers from the public (ministries, institutions, regulatory authorities, government agencies) and private sectors (industrialists, healthcare establishments, distributors, prescribers, investors) who came from 18 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe to meet with 40 key French healthcare players active internationally (pharmaceutical laboratories, medical device developers , consulting firms, construction, etc.).

With the support of ministère de l’Europe et des Affaires étrangèresla Direction générale du TrésorLa French TechTeam France ExportProparcoBpifranceFuture4Careles conseillers du Commerce extérieur de la France (CCE)UnicancerBusiness France, SNITEM, Leem, Medef International, Chambres de Commerce et d’Industrie Françaises à l’international, FEFIS), CIUS, Medicen Paris RégionLyon Biopôle, France BiotechLa Tribune, HOSPIHUB, l’Alliance EMT (Points Experts Medtech), UPS Healthcare, Sanofi and of their organising partner C3Medical, French Healthcare Association managed to gather over 300 key global healthcare players during the first successful edition of the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum 2022.

A word from the organizer

Jean-François Gendron
French Healthcare Association President

« 5 years ago, the French Healthcare Association was created with the goal to bring together French companies, researchers, and healthcare professionals to jointly develop their activities internationally. Since then, we have been working hard on building a strong network of Healthcare actors in the world with an interest in the French expertise, know-how and technologies. »

Johanna Lerfel
French Healthcare Association Executive Director

« In September 2022, we go one step further by setting up the “French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum” in Paris, the first event ever dedicated to developing international relations with the French Healthcare ecosystem. As an established member of the French Healthcare Association Global Network, we invite you to seize this opportunity to connect with some of our over 260 members and identify business or collaboration opportunities in the various fields of Healthcare. »

The unique characteristics of the French Healthcare Forum

A Business to Business & Business to Government event with an international focus and 100% dedicated to health

French and foreign participating organizations that focus solely on projects related to the health industry.

A program and venues optimized for networking and the development of each stakeholder

Two days of B2B meetings, conferences, workshops, pitches and networking sessions between foreign decision-makers from foreign private and public organizations and leading French health organisations.

An important selection of participants

Through a network approach, we worked upstream with the foreign representatives and French organizations and carefully studied each participation demand to bring together the most relevant players and projects according to the offer and demand of each participant.

A strategic geographical focus

The organizations present at the Forum come from strategic markets often perceived as complex to approach (the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe for the first edition).

Promoting the excellence of the French health care system

The French Healthcare Forum highlights organizations that promote French healthcare abroad through conferences, workshops and pitch sessions.

The French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum 2022 in numbers

The French Healthcare Forum welcomed more than 130 foreign decision-makers from the public and private sectors from 18 countries on September 19 and 20 to meet with 40 key French healthcare players active internationally.

The event gave the French experts the opportunity to present their knowledge, solutions and know-how, synonymous with quality and excellence, over two days and to promote them in strategic markets. On the other hand, foreign decision-makers had the opportunity to share their priorities and needs with French participating organizations, as well as discussing the various forms of collaboration possible.

More than 450 Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Governments (B2G) meetings, 11 conferences and 5 market presentations took place between the 300 participants at the premises of Future4Care.


Numerous informal exchanges
took place, notably during networking sessions at the Hôtel National des Invalides and at the Quai d’Orsay (Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs).

4 memoranda of understanding (MoU) were signed bilaterally between French Healthcare Association and :

  • The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova
  • The Unified Procurement Authority (UPA) of the Republic of Egypt
  • The Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF)
  • The Ethiopian Healthcare Federation (EHF)
French Healthcare Forum

Overview and testimonials of French participants

The number of participants being limited to facilitate networking, the participating French organizations have been carefully selected according to the needs and ongoing projects of the foreign delegations. This enabled the French health experts present to strengthen their position on the global market by offering responses adapted to the specific needs of foreign players.

The event equally allowed both French organisations and foreign health institution representatives to lead cutting-edge medical & business conferences on key topics. Several French companies and institutions shared their know-how and led conferences and workshops on themes related to the international influence of the French health offer and health trends and innovations.

Sponsors : 

Entreprises et institutions participantes :

Testimonials

EMT Alliance – Points Experts Medtech

« Enriching exchanges with many foreign delegations but also innovative French medtech companies.

Unconditional support from the French Healthcare Association for this ecosystem and with whom we had the honor of preparing our panel discussion.

A first for the EMT Alliance points experts medtech, which marks the beginning of a great collaboration. Happy to be part of this adventure alongside our partners ICOSA, MDxp, IODA Consulting, Audit & RiskSolutions, MD101 Consulting, AXEME CONSEIL. » Mathieu Charleux, Associate Director


Sanofi

« With our strong international activities, we know the importance of actions in support of export. We are committed to supporting the health ecosystem and promoting French excellence internationally. We know that this approach requires the collaboration and commitment of all health stakeholders.

Through its international events, French Healthcare Association highlights the complementarity and excellence of the French ecosystem and helps us carry our vision of more accessible health. This is why we are delighted to have participated as an official partner in the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum. »


UPS Healthcare

« It is clear that in order to drive equitable health access, all players in the healthcare ecosystem need to work together to focus on removing barriers and driving more collaboration and innovation.

Here at the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum, it is evident that there are a lot of exciting projects and developments taking place to support better and more equitable public health. I was delighted to be part of the discussion and share with Government and Industry stakeholders, the work done by UPS Healthcare, UPS FOUNDATION INC and our technology partner PROMEDEO to deliver a digitized and compliant temperature managed supply chain chain into last mile #immunization points across Cameroon.

I am excited to have met several healthcare delegates from Africa and Middle East to discuss how UPS Healthcare and our smart logistics network can further support global access to leading healthcare services and supplies. »  Cathy O’Brien, Vice-President International Sales


ID Solutions

« Our management responded positively to the invitation of the French Healthcare Association for their French Healthcare Forum.

Dedicated to French health players with an international development activity or strategy, the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum welcomed more than 130 foreign decision-makers, from the public and private sectors, from 18 countries to the premises of FUTURE4CARE in order to to meet 40 key players in French healthcare active internationally.

The event continued with a networking evening at the prestigious Hôtel des Invalides and ended at the Quai d’Orsay.

The event gave our team the opportunity to present, for two days, our innovative solutions in oncology and infectiology and to measure the interest of the various actors (Ministry of Health, hospitals, Health Federation of several countries) for this type of diagnostic solutions.

Many projects will be born from these quality meetings, thus giving access to innovative and qualitative French solutions.

Thank you to French Healthcare Association for this magnificent organization as well as for their welcome in these prestigious venues! » Damien MAGNEE, International Sales Director


Fondation Hopale

« 2 days of fruitful #B2B & #B2G meetings, perfectly organised and coordinated by the 🇫🇷 French Healthcare Association team.

More than 130 foreign delegations, 18 countries represented, a first international healthcare forum held in Future4Care, Les Invalides and Le Quai d’Orsay.

I’m already looking forward to attending the second edition of the French Healthcare forum. 🇫🇷

International Healthcare means better care, better standard for a healthier global population. ⚕️

Thanks to all our French and international partners, it’s always a pleasure to have such interesting talks. Now there are even more meetings and collaborations ahead of us. 🤝

There’s more to come I guess, stay tuned! » Adrien MOLIN, International Coordinator

Snezana Mijailovic, Director of Strategy and Development adds : « Participating in the French Healthcare Forum was a great opportunity for us to:

⭐ develop academic and innovation partnerships 
⭐ with more than 15 countries present at the forum
⭐ present our highly specialized offering for handling international patients with regards to orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation
⭐ introduce our expertise for the design of hospitals worldwide 
⭐ offer training plans and conferences »


STEAM France

« 2 days where 9 ministries, 36 French health establishments and more than 130 international executives & foreign decision-makers from 17 countries met in Paris.

Proud on behalf of STEAM France and French Healthcare Association to have animated and shared my experience on our know-how of the health market during the round table “Infection prevention & control in the post-COVID-19 world”.

Very good exchanges, B to B meetings and conferences animated and enriched these two days! » Jean-Pierre Boffy, CEO


BIOMEDAH

« It was with pleasure and pride that I represented BIOMEDAH alongside my partner Adel Hamed during the first FHIBF organized by French Healthcare Association.
We were given the opportunity to talk about reconditioning, circular economy and accessible health, all subjects that are dear to us and which are the basis of BIOMEDAH’s values ​​and activity.

Between Future4Care, the Quai d’Orsay and the Hôtel des Invalides quality BtoB and BtoG meetings punctuated our days.

Thank you to the delegations of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritius, Egypt, Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Libya, but also to all our French colleagues with whom we were able to share. » Melissa Manfredi, Co-founder


UNICANCER

« Unicancer is the federation of French comprehensive cancer centres and a network of 20 private, not-for-profit healthcare centres specialised in cancer care. A major player in research, Unicancer is also the leading academic sponsor of clinical trials in oncology on a European scale, with a solid worldwide reputation.

The FHIBF has been an opportunity to meet and exchange with various international healthcare institutions and research organisations, but also with foreign decision-makers from both private (pharmaceutical and medical device companies, investors) and public (ministries, embassies, universities, etc.) organisations. » Giulia PETRARULO, International Relations Project Manager


QISTA

« Many thanks to the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum for hosting QISTA international department in Paris this September 19 and 20. 🙏

These two days have allowed us to attend many conferences and personalized BtoB meetings with foreign business leaders.
Our team is looking forward to developing interesting partnerships and to promote made in France innovative products across borders through sustainable mosquito control solutions! »
Stefania Juan, Export Manager


Médipréma

« 2nd day of the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum in the magnificent Hôtel National des Invalides in Paris.

A unique opportunity for Médipréma to present our French expertise in neonatology to more than 130 members of delegations from 17 countries.

We would like to thank the participants we met for the numerous meaningful meetings, we are ready to carry out together further the projects for the protection of the little ones around the world. » Stéphane BARON, Directeur commercial


France University Hospitals – International (FUHI)

« It is with great pride that I represented, with Alexandre Fournier, the France University Hospitals – International (FUHI) during the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum organized in Paris on September 19 and 20. Thanks to French Healthcare Association and Futur4Care for two days of conferences and networking between healthcare players in France and abroad.

For the Subsidiary and the University Hospitals, more than 20 appointments made and great development opportunities.

Merci à toutes / tous, Thanks a lot, شكرا لك » Charles Derrac, International Development Manager


Archetype Group

« Thank you FHIBF 2022 ! It was our great honor to join the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum in Paris.

Our General Director, Pierre-Jean Malgouyres and our Business Director, Guillaume Crouzet, could attend this conference dedicated to French healthcare players with an international activity or strategy.

With 50+ hospitals and clinics developed around the globe, Archetype Group has achieved a strong knowledge in the #healthcare sector, bringing quality and excellence at the core of our construction consultancy solutions. » Guillaume CROUZET, Business Development director


MED EVASAN

« With Dr Stéphane Foucher we had productive meetings with international delegations.
Looking forward for the collaboration with several countries.

The representatives we met were impressed by our Telemedicine solutions, our patient-centered medical file, and by our ability to replicate our solution in countries in different contexts.


Our medical transport capacity and our expertise also won over the delegations present.
» Issam BADAOUI, Medical Director


Institut Mutualiste Montsouris Hospital

« Thank you and congratulations for this very successful first event which allowed us to promote our care and highlight our medical teams and our institution! » Haifa Lahrabi, International Coordinator

450 meetings and networking sessions during the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum

During the event, more than 450 business meetings took place and numerous business and cooperation opportunities were identified by the participants. While French organizations were able to demonstrate their know-how and position their expertise on key subjects during thematic conferences and panel discussions, foreign institutional delegations were also able to present market opportunities in their country.

Overview and testimonials from foreign delegations

The French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum welcomed more than 130 foreign delegations from the public and private sectors from 18 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe (Algeria, Arabia Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Mauritius, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Moldova, Nigeria, Uzbekistan, Rwanda, Tunisia) in an environment conducive to high-level meetings.

The organising team worked upstream with the foreign representatives and French organizations and carefully studied each participation demand to bring together the most relevant players according to the projects and needs of the international organisations present.

During these two days of the French healthcare forum, the local organizations took part in personalized meetings and networking sessions with qualified foreign decision-makers. We also offered delegations site visits to discover the ecosystem as closely as possible.

The conferences, workshops and panel discussions allowed foreign institutional representatives to present the market opportunities of their country:

Kamel Benloukil, director of the Bahrain Economic Development Agency for France, stressed that the country has opportunities for cooperation and investment in niche sectors such as the specialty of rehabilitation or the production of generic drugs.

Hani Nasser Alsaigh, Vice President Marketing Strategy and Knowledge Management at NCP Saudi Arabia (National Center for Privatization & PPP), explained:

« We wish more participation from French companies in our hospitals as well as partnerships in joint projects in health care. »

Represented by Dr. Omar Abd El Aziz of PAU (The Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement), Egypt wishes to integrate and increase cooperation between Egypt and France in health care. « In Egypt, we need to restructure our healthcare offerings as part of the Vision 2030 strategy for universal health insurance. We want to expose our experience and our opportunities to French companies, especially those specializing in medical equipment and products. »

PARTICIPATING FOREIGN DELEGATIONS

  • Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Ministry of Health and Wellness of the Republic of Mauritius
  • Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova
  • Ministry of Health of the Republic of Tunisia
  • Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cameroon
  • Ministry of Investment Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Ministry of Health Lybia
  • Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan

ALGERIA

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • Sarl Lutech 
  • GALAXIE MEDICALE 
  • MDM Sarl 

SAUDI ARABIA

Public institution:

  • Ministry of Investment (MISA) 
  • Royal Commission for AlUla 
  • National Center for Privatization & PPP (NPC) 

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • Bait al Batterjee Medical Holding 
  • Riyad Bank 
  • Bassam Trading Company 
  • Khaled Juffali Company 
  • Regenerative Health

BAHRAIN 

Public institution:

  • Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) 

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • Kimshealth 
  • Nasser Pharmacy 

IVORY COAST

  • Saint Joseph Moscati Hospital of Yamoussoukro – Alassane Ouattara University Bouaké 

EGYPTE 

Public institution:

  • The Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement « UPA » 

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • Luna Group 
  • Capital Clinic 
  • Fawkya hospital for neurology and geriatric rehabilitation hospital 
  • Millenium Hospital 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • Abdul Latif Jameel Health 

ETHIOPIA 

Public institution:

  • Ethiopian Healthcare Federation 

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • Liyana Healthcare plc

GHANA 

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • Euracare / CFAO 

MAURITIUS

Public institution:

  • Economic Development Board of Mauritius (EDB) 

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • Life Together Group 

KAZAHSTAN 

Public institution:

  • Healthcare Department of the city of Nur-Sultan 
  • Republican Center for Healthcare Development of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan (RCHD) 
  • Kazakhstan Medical Council 
  • City Polyclinic N°4 
  • JSC National centre for Neurosurgery 

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • MedVoyage International 
  • Mediker International Hospital 
  • Dolce LLP 

KENYA 

Public institution:

  • Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) 
  • The Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK) 
  • Kenya Dental Association 
  • Kenya Medical Association 

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • MedSource Group Ltd. 
  • The Karen Hospital 
  • Africa Biosystems LTD 

LYBIA 

Public institution:

  • Medical Supply Organization 
  • Food and Drug Control center 
  • Tripoli Medical Center 
  • Sebrata Medical Center 

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • SENNA 
  • Benghazi private clinic 
  • Al Shada 
  • Alelmia 
  • Eklil 

MOROCCO 

Public institution:

  • CRI-Beni-Mellal 
  • CRI-Errachidia Drâa-Tafilalet 
  • CRI-Tanger 
  • CRI-Beni-Mellal 
  • CRI-Fes Meknes 
  • CRI-GUELMIM 
  • CRI-Oujda 

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • LAPROPHAN 
  • ABA TECHNOLGY 

MOLDOVA

Public institution:

  • Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices of the Republic of Moldova 
  • Institute of oncology 

NIGERIA 

Public institution:

  • Nigerian Spine Society 

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • Euracare / CFAO 

RWANDA 

Public institution:

  • Rwanda Healthcare Federation (RHF) 

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • MD Conseil Medical Supply Ltd 
  • Baho International Hospital 

TUNISIA

Public institution:

  • National Chamber of Private Health Establishments 
  • Trade Union Chamber of Health Services Support Companies 

Manufacturers/ Investors/ Distributors:

  • Toucomex 
  • MDID  

Testimonials

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan

« On September 19 and 20, 2022, the CCIFK took part in the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum 2022 in Paris, which brought together 130 participants from 18 countries. As a member of the CCI France International network, the CCIFK was a partner of this event.

The Chamber representatives were part of the Kazakh delegation which included 17 representatives of various Kazakh medical societies and state organizations in the health sector.

During two intensive days at the French Healthcare Forum, our representaives were able to identify business cooperation opportunities with French companies in the health sector.

We thank French Healthcare Association for organizing such a high-level event, the CCIFI network, as well as the participants of the Kazakh delegation.

Special thanks to Johanna Lerfel, Jean-Baptiste MICHEL for the warm welcome! »


Bait al-Batterjee Group, Saudi Arabia

« Our area of ​​expertise lies in the design, construction and management of hospital structures.

Our presence at this forum aims to transmit French know-how in the health sector. The French Healthcare association did a wonderful job in organizing this event, which brought together representatives of health structures and organizations from many countries.

The French model in health care should be exported to other countries in the world. We have already concluded partnerships with our German partners, our group now wishes to conclude partnerships with French companies. » Dr. Anshul Govila, Strategy Director


Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan

« The representatives of the delegation of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan participated in the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum organized in Paris. During the event, bilateral talks and a visit to Paris Saint Joseph Hospital were organised. »


Ethiopian Healthcare Federation (EHF)

« Glad to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of Ethiopian Healthcare Federation with French Healthcare Federation today at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris to formally collaborate with French Healthcare actors. » Dr Markos Feleke, EHF President

« Glad to have participated in the French Healthcare Innovation and Business Forum in Paris. Great lessons learned for our upcoming events. » Dr Girma Ababi, Liyana Healthcare plc Founder and CEO


Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)

« As member of CCI France International, FCCIB partnered up with the French Healthcare Association to gather representatives of Bahrain’s Healthcare market.

During this high-level event, Mr. Munther Al Mudawi, Executive Director of Education and Healthcare investments at the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) presented the market opportunities in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

We look forward to the next edition of #FHIBF! »


 The NCP team and the Saudi Ministry of Health

« We would like to to send our thanks to our colleges form the Saudi Ministry of Health and the organizers of French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum in Paris from 19/9/2022 to 20/9/2022. »

Kahtan AlDagaither, Senior Director of Corporate & Investor Relations Department (Department Head ) at National Center for Privatization & PPP


Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova

« The delegation of the Republic of Moldova participated in the French Healthcare Forum 2022. Our Minister of Health, Ala Nemerenco and the FHA President, Jean-François Gendron signed a memorandum of understanding.

The national delegation also visited the Paris Saint-Joseph Hospital Group. During the exchanges with the general manager, Jean-Patrick Lajonchère and the department heads, the management of the activity of the two medical establishments, the digitalization of the medical services, the treatment of cardiological diseases, diabetes, cancer, etc. have been addressed. » Embassy of Moldova in France


The Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement (UPA)

« I had the pleasure of participating and representing The Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement “UPA” at the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum in Paris with over 130 delegation members from 17 countries and over 40 French organizations networking together to identify business & collaboration opportunities.

The Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement “UPA” had signed during the forum a Memorandum of understanding(MoU) with the French Healthcare Association in order to paving the way of more collaboration in health between France and Egypt.

Also a look into UPA session which presented by Dr Omar Abd El Aziz technical bureau director-UPA in the French health care innovation and business forum highlighted UPA vision and services provided to enable efficient utilization of resources and sustainable equitable access to medical technologies for all Egyptians.

We would like to thank the French healthcare association for this unique opportunity and special thanks for Johanna Lerfel,Jean-Baptiste MICHEL and all the team for their dedicated work which ended with a great success. » Nihal Sami, Head of Marketing & International Relations


MedSource Group Limited/ Kenya Healthcare Federation, Kenya

« It was an honor to grace this auspicious conference in France. While there are enormous opportunities to collaborate, more often than not our African enterprises have lacked the edge especially sufficient finances to shore up their capabilities to seize the available opportunities that would help them accord accessible, affordable and quality healthcare services to it’s populace. 

MedSource Group Limited continues to offer a voice and a hand to it’s membership and healthcare players towards establishing an ecosystem that addresses some of the challenges including but not limited to inefficient supply chains, fragmentation and lack of data centered interventions through strategic partnerships and utilization of it’s digital e-commerce platform. » Samuel Kimani, MedSource Group Limited CFO/ COO


Fawkya hospital for neurology and geriatric rehabilitation hospital

« Thank you for the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum conference and for the cooperation between our countries and looking forward to a successful second edition in 2023. » Dr. Mohamed Abdel Kader Abo hamila, Consultant en médecine de soins intensifs à l’hôpital gériatrique de Fawkya – conseiller médical à la banque agricole égyptienne – maître de conférences à l’université – membre de la société égyptienne pour la réforme de la santé

Program of the 2 days of conferences organized in parallel with the B2G & B2B meetings

To make this event a success and valuable for all players in the French ecosystem as well as for our foreign partners, we have built, with our 15 institutional partners and ministries, in parallel with business meetings, a program of conferences and panel discussions on cutting-edge medical trends, business topics, and themes that highlighted French innovations.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 at Future4Care

9 – 11 am: Opening Ceremony

Speakers:

  • Jean-François Gendron – French Healthcare Association President
  • Agnès de Leersnyder – CEO of Future4Care
  • Johanna Lerfel – French Healthcare Association Executive Director
  • Olivier Babeau – President of the Sapiens Institute
  • Rafaèle Tordjman – French Healthtech Ambassador
  • Pedro Novo – Executive Director in charge of Export of BPI France – Team France Export

2 – 2:30 pm: Paving the way to innovations in oncology: from innovation to the benefit of the patient

Innovation in oncology and technology transfer, from research to commercialization, are key steps to allow innovative solutions to access institutional networks, for the benefit of patients.

Unicancer and the Institut Curie Technology Transfer Office, two major and complementary French players in access to innovation in oncology, shared their particularities in order to decipher their model of success with the audience.

Speakers:

  • Luc Delporte – Purchasing and Access to Innovation Director at Unicancer
  • Jérémie Weber – Deputy Director, Technology Transfer Office of the Curie Institute

2:30 – 3 pm: Infection prevention & control in the post-COVID-19 world 

The basic principles of hospital infection prevention and control (IPC) – including hand hygiene, sanitation and environmental hygiene, fresh air and appropriate use of personal protective equipment—were established and gradually adopted into practice in the nineteenth and twentieth century. 

In the beginning of the twenty-first century, one of the most important focus in infection prevention has been the disinfection and sterilization of medical devices as a way to minimize preventable healthcare associated infection (HAI). National and International standards have been put in place in order to implement best practices for the disinfection and sterilization of surgical instruments and other invasive medical devices. However those standards have not been yet implemented at a worldwide scale, particularly in emerging countries.

Proper medical waste management is also a pillar in the fight against infections. Health-care waste contains potentially harmful microorganisms that can infect hospital patients, health workers and the general public. Other potential hazards may include drug-resistant microorganisms which spread from health facilities into the environment. According to a recent WHO News Release, today, 30% of healthcare facilities (60% in the least developed countries) are not equipped to handle existing waste loads, let alone the additional load generated by epidemics like COVID-19.

Finally, the emergence of e-health software and data management solutions has contributed largely to a better control of infections. In the context of Covid-19 pandemic, contact tracing has proven to be an effective public health tool for infectious disease control.

Two senior experts from the French companies STEAM and Tesalys shared the progress of innovations in the field of treatment of waste from healthcare activities with infectious risks (DASRI), decontamination and sterilization, developed in order to meet the highest public policy demands around the world for infection control. They presented the most effective tools for traceability in the fight against infections.

Simon Chassain, International Sales Director of Enovacom spoke about the emergence of e-health software and data management solutions which have largely contributed to better infection control. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, contact tracing has proven to be an effective public health tool for infectious disease control. He also explained how the Covid-19 pandemic has raised awareness in the healthcare community and the general public about infection control and prevention and how the emergence of e-health software and data management solutions will help. to better infection control. He shared on which tools to be more effective in infection control and traceability.

Speakers:

  • Miquel Lozano – President, Tesalys
  • Jean-Pierre Boffy – CEO, STEAM France
  • Simon Chassain – Head of International sales, Enovacom

3 – 3:30 pm: Financing of health projects in developing countries : case study on medical diagnosis in Africa 

The development of a quality offer that meets local health needs requires the support of multiple actors, and a strong local presence, towards which a sustainable transfer of skills can take place. The implementation of projects in developing countries therefore requires very specific expertise and must be supported by a network of complementary partners, active locally and benefiting from multiple international support. Two global health players shared the keys to the success of a project to develop a major diagnostic platform in Africa.

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Speakers:

  • Philippe Lagier – Head of debt financing for Services Sector Proparco
  • Stéphane Carre – VP International Cerba Healthcare, CEO Cerba Lancet Africa

3:30 – 4 pm: Sustainable health financing in a post covid-19 context

While the Covid 19 pandemic has strongly impacted the health budgets of many states, it is worth considering the consequences of health financing choices for a healthy post-pandemic recovery. Thus, this round table supported a discussion on the challenges faced by governments to ensure sustainable financing mechanisms in a post-pandemic context and painted a portrait of the relevant criteria required in order to study a potential improvement. the allocation of health budgets.

Speakers:

  • Lyse Santoro – CEO & Board Member, THAC & Member of HCERES and French Government’s CSIS
    • THAC : The Healthy Aging Company à THAC develops an innovative strategy to prevent the development of age-related diseases by fighting resistance to insulin
    • HCERES : High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education
    • CSIS : Strategic Healthcare Industry Council à Put in place by the government
  • Jean-Baptiste Brégeon – North Africa Vaccines General Manager at Sanofi

4 – 4:30 pm: Hospitals’ development assistance, advice and expertise: how to leverage institution’s diversity to boost international cooperation 

International cooperation in hospitals development assistance is definitely a hot topic.
Widely recognized, the French expertise in organization of the care pathway, hospital management and furthermore in the integration of the research and training in the care facility is a valuable asset in a post Covid period, when national requirements are high and trade-offs on resources are more than ever topical.

This round table gave the floor to the different components of the French hospital landscape, as well as, in mirror, to the French actors strongly involved in international health cooperation programs.

Speakers:

  • Frédéric Boiron – Chairman and head of the Lille university hospital
  • Robert Sigal – Chairman and head of The American hospital of Paris & French Healthcare Association Administrator
  • Alex Bortolan – Counsellor for cooperation and cultural action at the Embassy of France in Kazakhstan

4:30 – 5 pm: Rethinking supply chain resilience for a post-COVID19-world

The pandemic served to expose many vulnerabilities in our global supply chain. UPS Healthcare was able to navigate through these challenges and with its partners, deliver hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccines around the globe. 

UPS Healthcare would like to share its experience of distributing vaccines in developing countries and how this has moved to a stable process with the inclusion of partners like Promedeo and close work with government entities. 

The panelists Cathy O’Brien (Vice President International Sales, UPS Healthcare) and Christina Struller (Vice President Public Affairs ISMEA, UPS) showcased that together they can create an increasingly resilient healthcare infrastructure. 

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Jean-Michel Dabadie (CEO Promedeo) explained the role of innovative start-ups in supply chain resilience while representatives of the Cameroon delegation Dr. Shalom Ndoula and Dr. Andreas Njoh will share lessons learned from the pandemic from the authorities’ point of view Jean-Michel Dabadie (CEO Promedeo) explained the role of innovative start-ups in supply chain resilience while representatives of the Cameroon delegation Dr. Shalom Ndoula and Dr. Andreas Njoh shared lessons learned from the pandemic from the authorities’ point of view.

Speakers:

  • Cathy O’Brien – Vice President International Sales, UPS Healthcare
  • Christina Struller – Vice President Public Affairs ISMEA, UPS
  • Jean-Michel Dabadie – CEO Promedeo
  • Dr. Shalom Ndoula – permanent secretary, Extendend Program for Immunization from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cameroon
  • Dr. Andreas Njoh – deputy permanent secretary, Extendend Program for Immunization from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cameroon

5 – 5:30 pm: Health & the city : bridging urban planning and Health

The consideration of ecosystem determinants in urban development policies is increasingly at the heart of the concerns of many states and the health sector is not spared. Urbanization plans must therefore be part of an approach to preserving natural resources, through sound and sustainable economic management of health infrastructure projects. The latter also play a key role in access to preventive, personalized and participatory health for the whole of society, and must therefore integrate the determinants of health from the first reflections on urbanization. This round table brought together experts on the subject active in France internationally with different and complementary scopes of action to collectively paint a portrait of the city of tomorrow and the place it will give to health, between objectives, priorities, and investments.

Speakers:

  • Pierre Sfeir – Architecte, Unanime Architectes 
  • Vincent Aurez – Director – Innovation, Sustainable Development and Communication, Novaxia 
  • Rajko Stocik – Managing director, Vamed France 

5:30 – 6 pm: Viewpoint by Dr Anshul Govila, Executive Director in charge of Group Strategy Bait al Batterjee Medical Company (Saudi Arabia)

Offering a cross-view with the previous round table, Dr. Anshul Govila, Executive Director of the Bait Al-Batterjee Medical Co Group, in charge of strategy, returned to the consideration of challenges related to urbanization and health and shared the keys to success in developing a quality care network capable of meeting the needs of a rapidly growing population with a growing middle class.

He also illustrated the opportunities represented by the Middle East market through ongoing projects in pharmaceutical production and medical equipment manufacturing in Saudi Arabia.

The Bait Al-Batterjee Medical Co group is a leading player in health in the Middle East, active in Africa and India through 16 hospitals and 14 clinics which welcome more than 2.5 million patients per year in 6 countries ( 6,000 beds and 1,500 employees) has diversified its activities in several strategic areas (pharmaceutical production, education, etc.)

Speaker: Dr. Anshul Govila, Executive Director – Group Strategy Bait Al-Batterjee Medical Co. (BAB)

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 at Future4Care

8:30 – 9:30 am: Thematic breakfast « Women in Healthcare »

While the share of women among the 135 million health and care workers in the world is estimated at nearly 70%, wage inequalities persist and women remain underrepresented in management positions.

Women are also under-represented in clinical studies, while many molecules do not have the same effect in men and women. As a result, we face a lack of information on the therapeutic or adverse effects of certain substances as well as a lesser knowledge of pathologies in women and very often non-optimal care.

This panel, through experience sharing and testimonials from women leaders in health, aimed to promote the expertise and actions initiated by women in this key sector, as well as better consideration of women in development. of a supply of quality care.

Speakers:

  • Johanna Lerfel – Executive Director of French Healthcare Association
  • Ala Nemerenco – Minister of Health of the Republic of Moldova
  • Lidia Delrieux – Researcher at Institut Curie
  • Alice de Maximy – Founder of Femmes de Santé
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9:45 – 10:15 pm: Anticipate, protect, develop, structure: make your innovation effective 

With the complementary expertise of seven major and recognized players, the MedTech Experts Alliance (EMT) supports a growing number of health innovators each year from birth to the completion of their project. The EMT Alliance thus capitalizes on the expertise of its member companies at each phase of support: anticipation and protection of innovation, definition of the roadmap for the development of a medical device, regulatory compliance of the project, marketing and ‘ladder. This workshop was a concrete experience feedback on the key stages in health innovation to offer the participant the keys to French-style innovation.

Intervenants :

  • Mathieu Charleux – CEO of MD101
  • Caroline de Mareüil-Villette – CEO of ICOSA
  • Frédéric Nouaille – CEO of Audit&Risk Solutions
  • Romain Grasset – co-founder of MDxp
  • Céline Efaiki – Consultant Quality & Regulatory Affairs at Axeme
  • Moderator : L’Heureux ZOUNVEHA
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10:30 – 11:00 am: Saudi Arabia – Panorama presented by the National Center for Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships (National Center for Privatization & PPP), the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Investment (MISA)

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11:00 – 11:20 am: Egypt Panorama presented by the Chairman of the The Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement (UPA)

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11:20 – 11:40 am: Moldova Panorama presented by the Minister of Health Mrs. Ala Nemerenco

11:40 am – 12:00 pm: Bahrain Panorama & French success stories presented by Mr. Munther Al Mudawi, Health Director of the Economic Development Board

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2 – 2:20 pm: KazakhstanPanorama presented by the Vice-minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Dudnik Vyacheslav Yurievich

2:20 – 2:40 pm: Uzbekistan Panorama presented by Mr. M. Odilkhoja NABIYEV, director of the company Medimpeks, responsible for importing medical products for Uzbekistan.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 at the Quai d’Orsay, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

3:45 – 5:00 pm: Startups Forum

French Healthcare Association offered during this forum the unique opportunity to the 15 startups selected by an exceptional Jury to meet decision-makers and investors in key markets for their development.

These start-ups had the opportunity to present both their projects and their investment needs. This unprecedented networking session was also organized to give French health startups direct access to foreign decision-makers (purchasers, prescribers, public and private institutions) in these key markets.

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The winning start-ups were selected from nearly 40 applications on September 6, 2022 by:

  • Jean-François Gendron – President, French Healthcare Association
  • Prof. Robert Sigal – Director General, American Hospital of Paris
  • Laurence Comte-Arassus – Managing Director, GE Healthcare
  • Chahra Louafi – Director, Autonomous Patient Fund, BPI France
  • Jeanne Tieu-Bénichou – Director, Future4Care Institute

Testimonials

LUNA

« LUNA had the opportunity to present its digital solutions for the benefit of the fight against endometriosis, during the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum, organized by the French Healthcare Association.

French delegations and startups had the privilege of being welcomed at the Quai d’Orsay for a networking session. Thank you to the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, to Minister Olivier BECHT for this honour.

This event offered LUNA and Ines Ben Amor the opportunity to identify development opportunities and create synergies with the foreign players present.

We are very proud to have been able to discuss and raise awareness about the need for innovation for women’s health – WE CONTINUE THE WORK!

A very nice event, rich and informative meetings, and a very good highlighting of French medical innovations internationally. Thanks again to French HealthCare Association, Jean-François Gendron, Johanna Lerfel, Elisabeth Arnaud, to the whole team, and to the partners of the event for this great success.

» Ines Ben Amor, CEO


SafeTeam Academy 

« The strength of the collective at the service of the reliability of care and innovation. Thank you for this invitation to the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum in a place steeped in history Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.

Develop the SafeTeam Academy in France and abroad. A dream come true thanks to Vinmec Healthcare System and accelerated thanks to the numerous exchanges with the foreign delegations present. » Dr MARTIN Frédéric, President


Rofim

« Honored to present Rofim at the Quai d’Orsay in front of the delegations from Moldova, Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Many thanks to the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum team for this great opportunity for synergies, exchanges and meetings. » Emilie Mercadal, CEO and co-founder


Quantiq Healthcare 

« Quantiq Healthcare at the Quai d’Orsay.
We are Winners of the French Healthcare Innovation and Business Forum! It is a pleasure, an honor and above all an opportunity to show that health for all does not stop at our borders.

We had the chance to present our solution to major hospital groups and ministries from 18 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

Thanks to Future4Care and the French Healthcare Association for the organization, especially Johanna Lerfel and Elisabeth Arnaud, always on the front line! And of course congratulations to the other winners, each more exceptional than the next. » Alain Habra, CEO

5:30 – 7:00 pm: Closing ceremony

Speakers:

  • Sébastien Bidau – Deputy Director for Strategic Sectors, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
  • Olivier Becht – Minister Delegate to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs in charge of Foreign Trade, Attractiveness and French Nationals Abroad
  • Agnes de Leersnyder – CEO, Future4Care
  • Johanna Lerfel – Executive Director, French Healthcare Association
  • Jean-François Gendron – President, French Healthcare Association
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The French Healthcare Forum networking cocktails

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 at the Hôtel des Invalides

7:00 – 9:30 pm: French Healthcare Cocktail, on the theme: Sport as a therapeutic solution: from prevention to treatment at the Hôtel des Invalides

Guest of honor: Her Excellency Laurence Fischer, Ambassador for Sport at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 at the Quai d’Orsay, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

The Memorandums of Understanding concluded

During the French Healthcare Innovation and Business Forum, 4 memorandums of understanding (MoU) were signed bilaterally between French Healthcare Association and :

  • The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova
  • The Unified Procurement Authority (UPA) of the Republic of Egypt
  • The Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF)
  • The Ethiopian Healthcare Federation (EHF)

Discussions between Jean François Gendron, President, Johanna Lerfel, Executive Director of the French Healthcare Association, and the various decision-makers of foreign institutions made it possible to uncover the interest of creating such partnerships: to facilitate cooperation and collaboration between the parties, and to establish the arrangements necessary to ensure effective cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

Therefore, the objectives of this MoU are:

  • To open direct relationships between the Parties to promote investments, partnerships and regular engagements between their respective counterparts in France and Moldova.
  • To set out the framework for cooperation to ensure closer collaboration and exchange of information between the Parties in a manner that creates synergistic relationship and partnership in relation to healthcare.

The parties agreed to collaborate and jointly work together towards short and long-term strategic goals through task forces in the following thematic areas:

  • Skill transfer and training
  • Best practices exchanges, particularly regarding startups development
  • Infrastructure development
  • Health financing
  • Cross projects on digital health
  • Cancer research and cancer treatments
  • Any other areas of collaboration as deemed by the Parties to align with the objectives of this MoU

Key information on the next edition of French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum

For its second edition, the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum 2023 will bring together even more French players and delegations of foreign decision-makers from strategic countries in order to help meet the health needs of populations and support countries in their development, while promoting French excellence in health throughout the world.

Many areas for improvement and development have been identified and the team is already working on the subject. We would like to thank our participants for their valuable feedback!

The next edition will be organized in September 2023. Please follow the French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum LinkedIn page and website to receive information related to your participation in the next event.

In order to guarantee the quality of the exchanges, French and foreign participants will be selected according to their offer, ongoing projects, priorities and needs.

Information and participation:

Website : frenchhealthcare-forum.com/en

LinkedIn Page: @French Healthcare Innovation & Business Forum

Contact :

Johanna Lerfel
Executive Director
johanna.lerfel(@)frenchealthcare-association.fr

Jean-Baptiste Michel
International Project Manager
jb.michel(@)frenchhealthcare-association.fr

Noémi Barta
Communications Project Manager
noemi.barta(@)frenchhealthcare-association.fr


About French Healthcare Association

French Healthcare is an initiative led by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs since 2017, in conjunction with the ministries in charge of the economy, health and social affairs.

The association federates companies, health establishments, French research and training institutes that wish to be actively involved in a collective dynamic and promote, together, their activities internationally.

The members of the association, from start-ups to large groups, reflect the diversity of the French health ecosystem: public and private health establishments, construction companies, architecture, hospital engineering, pharmaceutical industry , biotechnologies, medical devices, manufacturers of medical technologies, medical equipment, digital health players, etc.

By promoting French health expertise throughout the world and working to make France attractive, French Healthcare Association helps its members to enrich their network, access new business opportunities and promote French excellence in international health.

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