16th November 2023 10:30 – 11:00

A need for cooperation

In 30 years, the world will be the home of 10 billion human beings and the average age of the global population will be much older than it is now. In fact, two out five people will be over 60 years old, in addition to 434 million of people above 80 years old. Therefore, global healthcare spending is projected to increase from $8.7 trillion in 2018 to $14 trillion in 2050.

The emergence of personalized medicine, increasing amounts of data, entry of disruptive and non-traditional competitors, the demand for expanded care delivery sites, and revamped payment and public funding models are all impacting the business and financial performance of the healthcare ecosystem. There is an urgency for stakeholders across the industry to transform their business models to remain relevant and financially viable in the flong term. The Mediterranean has been seriously hit by the COVID-19 and its health systems have proven to be insufficiently prepared.

We need more efficient cooperation between the public, private, and civil society sectors. These partnerships will have to evolve from the traditional bilateral and transactional models to an ecosystem of cooperation where sustainability is a key objective. By successfully mobilising an ecosystem of large corporations, startups, NGOs, international and academic institutions, as well as health policy makers, we have the opportunity to transform health systems in emerging economies to achieve universal healthcare.

This event gathers some of the most influential public and private leaders on the field from Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa, serving as a meeting point for networking, sharing knowledge and discussing the latest healthcare trends.

Panel 1: the road to digital health adoption

We will hear from the demand side, understanding what hospitals, regulators and investors are looking from digital heath ecosystems; but also gain insights from the supply side: what opportunities and roadblocks they see in scaling ecosystems, and how they are innovating to bring best of digital healthcare to citizens across the region.

    • How can the different countries of the Medierranean share knowledge, expertise, insights and foster e-halth innovation?
    • The inter-regional landscape as a space for brainstorming and discussion on advancing healthcare ecosystems across the region and how to work collaboratively to achieve the same goals towards digital transformation.
    • Discussing opportunities, enablers, and challenges in building sustainable digital health ecosystems in the Mediterranean region.
    • Healthcare and IT leaders’ strategic framework to advance the digital transformation of their health systems.
    • Innovation in healthcare: empowering tomorrow’s digital health ecosystems from a Mediterranean perspective.
    • How can we work collaboratively and multidisciplinary to achieve the same goals towards digital transformation?
    • Lessons learned from COVID-19: leveraging digital health to predict, prevent and manage future crises.

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Salvador Illa

Ministry of Health, Government of Spain (Special Guest Speaker)

Enric Mayolas

Consulting Director, World Health Management (Moderator)

Gonzalo Fanjul

Policy Director, Institut Salut Global

Chakib Abouzaid

Secretary General, General Arab Insurance Federation


Ms.Kaouthar Lbiati

Mr.Xavier Lesauvage

Senior Partner SDLI _ Innovation Agency ·

Ms.Marta Herrero

Directora de innovación Reig Jofre

Ms.Silvia Vinyes

Head of Open Innovation DKV Innolab

Mr.Ricardo Jauregui

CTO & Founder Dycare

Mr.Marja Huiskamp

Communication Director Barcelona Health Hub

Mr.Mar Gomis Pastor

Clinical validation & Tecnological Solutions Director Unidad Digital de Sant Pau


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