Your ticket for Medtech Rising gives you access to two days of world class speakers and a place at the Irish Medtech Excellence Awards gala on 7 December 2017

Medtech Rising 2017 will host over 35 the world’s leading CEOs, senior business leaders and international experts on topics of significance important to the development and growth of your company. As a delegate you will also enjoy unmissable networking opportunities to connect with as many as 500 medtech professionals. This global conference for Ireland provides unrivalled access to experts and industry trends making it unmissable for senior medtech professionals.


Day 1

6 Dec 2017

On day 1 senior business leaders and expert speakers will explore

  • How value based healthcare is creating new business models
  • Global marketing strategies for success
  • Finding the right strategy for sales growth
  • Innovation through industry-clinical collaboration.

This will be followed by the Irish Medtech Association AGM. Then the day will end with a special networking session with a panel on entrepreneurship for FDI corporations.

Day 2

7 Dec 2017

On day 2 senior business leaders and expert speakers will explore

  • Doing business in the face of political and economic change
  • Perspective on global trends such as M&A’s and emerging markets, how these are impacting business models and how to maximise opportunities for growth
  • Master digital healthcare with the internet of medical things, ding and · Innovation through collaboration
  • Innovation investment strategies for corporates

This will be followed by the black tie Irish Medtech Awards gala dinner where companies’ success will be recognised across six award categories.


Day 1

Wednesday 06 December


Registration    Tea/Coffee


Welcome Address by Conor Russell,  VP Operations, Boston Scientific and Chair of the Irish Medtech Association


Session 1: Value based healthcare and new business models


  • Yves Verboven, Director Market Access & Economic Policies, Medtech Europe (Session Chair)
  • Jean-Luc Lemercier, President, Europe, Edwards Life Sciences
  • Patricia Wynn, MD, Optum – Advisory Board International
  • Richard Charter, Head of Market Access & Pricing, BD Diabetes Care EMEA
  • Q&A panel discussion led by Yves Verboven


Tea/Coffee networking break


Session 2: Global marketing strategies for success


  • Bill Doherty, VP EMEA, Cook Medical (Session Chair)
  • Liam Kelly, Incoming CEO Teleflex
  • Dr Patricia Smith, CMO, Aerogen
  • Myles Murray, CEO, PMD Solutions
  • Q&A panel discussion led by Bill Doherty


Networking lunch

Irish Medtech Association Board Meeting (Board only)


Session 3: Finding the right strategy for sales growth


  • Paula McGrane, Senior Director Business Planning & Administration, Acelity (Session Chair)
  • Tobi Laczkowski, Principal in ZS Associates
  • Chanelle, Lady McCoy, Director of Medical Business, Chanelle Pharmaceuticals
  • Hugh O’Byrne, Hugh O’Byrne & Associates,former VP Global Sales Center Excellence, Digital Business Group, IBM
  • Q&A panel discussion led by Paula McGrane


Tea/Coffee networking break


Session 4: Innovation through industry-clinical collaboration


  • David Tallon Vice President of Research and Development Stryker Neuro Spine ENT and Navigation, Vice Chairman, Irish Medtech Association (Session Chair)
  • William Wijns, Professor of Interventional, Cardiology NUIG, Co-Director of EuroPCR and Chairman of PCR
  • Dr Anne Marie Cahill MD, Division Chief, Interventional Radiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Q&A panel discussion led by David Tallon


Closing Remarks by Adrienne McDonnell, Senior Executive, Irish Medtech Association


Irish Medtech Association AGM


Session 5: Entrepreneurship for FDI corporations

This special networking session will be held in Tribeton, Galway


  • James Winters, Vice President, Manufacturing, Global Joint Reconstruction, DePuy Orthopaedics Worldwide
  • Conor Russell, Vice President, Operations, Boston Scientific
  • David Tallon, Vice President, Research and Development, Stryker Neuro Spine ENT and Navigation

Day 2

Thursday 07 December


Registration    Tea/Coffee


Welcome Address

Conor Russell,  VP Operations, Boston Scientific and Chair of the Irish Medtech Association


Conference Moderator: Matt Cooper, Broadcaster and journalist


Session 6: Business in the face of political change


  • Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec
  • Paraic Curtis, SVP & GM of TE Medical, TE Connectivity
  • Julie Sinnamon, CEO, Enterprise Ireland
  • Larry Kocot, Principal at KPMG, LLP and National Leader, KPMG Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight


Tea/Coffee  networking break


Session 7: Insider’s perspective on business models to maximise opportunities


  • Michael J Mahoney, CEO, Boston Scientific
  • Evelyn O’Toole, Founder and CEO, Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS)
  • Eamonn Brady, CEO, Neuravi
  • Q&A led by conference chair, Matt Cooper


Networking lunch


Session 8: Disruption and the Internet of Medical Things


  • Prof Kevin Volpp, Professor of Medicine, Director, Centre for Health Incentives and Behavioural Economics, Leonard Davis Institute, Vice Chairman for Health Policy, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Professor of Health Care Management, University of Pennsylvania
  • John O’Brien, CEO, S3
  • Annette Brüls,VP & President Global Diabetes Service & Solutions, Medtronic Diabetes
  • Q&A led by conference chair, Matt Cooper




Session 9: Innovation trends and new investment strategies


  • Brian O’Neill, Director, Global Head of Innovation & External Collaboration, Abbott
  • Bronwyn Brophy, Vice President, Early Technologies. EMEA at Medtronic
  • Mirren Mandalia, Senior Director, New Ventures & Transactions, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson
  • Q&A led by conference chair, Matt Cooper


Conference close


 Networking cocktail session


 Irish Medtech Awards


The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway

Located on the edge of Lough Atalia and overlooking Galway Bay. We are only a few minutes walk to Galway city centre and the main railway & bus stations. It is  just  under 3 hours from Dublin Airport  and 1 hour from Knock & Shannon Airports making the Radisson Blu Hotel in Galway the perfect base when you arrive from either of these airports.

There is Car Parking available at the hotel. However it is subject to availability and on a first come, first served basis. The car park known as the Q Park Railway Carpark is below the hotel but is not operated by the hotel. The car park rate is €2.40 per hour. Hotel residents enjoy a rate of €5 per car per night.

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If you are travelling on Wednesday evening and need accommodation, please note the following hotels which are close to the event:

The G Hotel 

Clayton Hotel Galway

Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway

To avail of a preferential corporate rate, please make your booking through Mustbook.ie at sales@mustbook.ie and quote Ibec Medtech in your booking.


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Your ticket for Medtech Rising gives you access to two days of world class speakers and a place at the Irish Medtech Excellence Awards gala on 7 December 2017

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