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Industry Events

Please see below the full list of external events taking place around the UK

June 2017

NIHR Nottingham

NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre Launch

Date: Thursday 1st June

Venue: East Midlands Conference Centre, University Park, Beeston Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2RJ
Nottingham’s hospitals have been awarded £23.6 million from the Government to create world-first medical breakthroughs. The Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in Nottingham will lead and support that investment.

Join NIHR on the 1st June at the East Midlands Conference Centre to be part of an exciting new chapter in the region’s rich history in research and innovation and to find out about their research programmes and how they will benefit patients with the very latest treatments and the highest standards of care.

The Nottingham BRC will drive innovation and internationally competitive translational research in therapeutic areas which are highly relevant to the health of patients and the public:

  • gastrointestinal and liver disease
  • hearing loss and tinnitus
  • respiratory disease
  • musculoskeletal disease
  • mental health and technology

At the core of the centre will be our world leading expertise in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The new BRC will further strengthen Nottingham’s position as a leading city for research and innovation.

The exciting full day programme will include:

  • Keynote speeches from internationally renowned researchers, policy makers, NHS and business leaders
  • Networking opportunities with the Life Sciences, Medical Technologies and IT industries
  • A showcase of the Nottingham health research infrastructure and capability

To find out more and to book your place, please click here and complete the online booking form

Medilink EM


Medilink East Midlands Innovation Day 2017

The 2017 Medilink East Midlands Innovation Day is expected to be the biggest to date, with over 30 exhibition stands, a more comprehensive conference programme with top speakers followed by a fabulous awards ceremony demonstrating the achievements of Life Science companies in the East Midlands.

Date: Thursday 15 June

Venue: Double Tree by Hilton Nottingham, Gateway, Nuthall Road, Nottingham NG8 6AZ

Times: 10:30 – 22:00

Delegate Fees
Conference, exhibition & drinks reception
£65+VAT (Medilink Member)  £95+VAT (Non-Medilink Member)

Drinks reception & awards dinner
£85+VAT (Medilink Member)  £120+VAT (Non-Medilink Member)

Conference, exhibition, drinks reception & awards dinner
£120+VAT (Medilink Member)  £185+VAT (Non-Medilink Member)

To register please click here

The conference and dinner will be hosted by Vivienne Parry OBE, speakers include:

  • Sir John Peace, Chair, Midlands Engine
  • Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Member of Parliament for Loughborough
  • Mike Hannay, Managing Director, East Midlands AHSN
  • John Jeans, MedTech Adviser to Government, Office for Life Sciences (OLS)
  • Mark Egerton, Chief Executive Officer, Quotient Clinical
  • Lieutenant Colonel Chris Gibson, Defence Medical Directorate

Exhibition Opportunities:
If you’d like to exhibit at our popular event, we have a few exhibition stands available. Discounts for members of Medilink.

To see who’s exhibiting or to book a stand, please click here

Business Awards: 
During the evening awards dinner, 5 companies will be crowned winners of the prestigious business awards for the East Midlands.  Awards will be presented for Start-Up, Export Achievement, Collaboration with the NHS, Innovation and Outstanding Achievement.

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MediWales Connects – Registration Open!

mediwales-connectsThe Welsh NHS: clinical, care and research communities meet to share in celebration of innovation and collaboration

Date: 21st June 2017

Location: Cardiff

Book your place today – click here to register

The aims of the conference are to:

  • Highlight and showcase the excellent work being carried out by the health and care communities in Wales
  • Improve collaborative working between the health boards, industry and research communities
  • Raise the profile of NHS Wales and clinical innovation across the UK
  • Support closer working relationships between industry, NHS and research groups and clinical trials capabilities


Highlights include:

  • Presentations from parallel streams
  • Innovation showcase
  • Clinical practice and leadership showcase
  • Presentations from health boards and trusts sharing new developments in research and patient care and innovation driven by industry and NHS partnership
  • Collaboration showcase
  • Connecting clinical teams
  • Demonstrating how collaboration leads to change  – exploring successful NHS and industry projects, showcasing progression and best practice within health and care delivery and collaborative working
  • Feature zones – Exhibition, technology demonstrations and innovations that are transforming patient care
  • Seminars – Interactive training workshops, celebrating and sharing success as well as exploring issues and challenges
  • Industry workshops – Company led training and skills sessions

For more information and to register please click here


Westminster Health ForumThe future for medical technologies, devices and diagnostics: accelerating access, self care, and early indications from Innovation Test Beds


Date: Thursday 29th June

Location: London


Following the launch of the NHS Innovation Accelerator, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to assess indications from the test bed sites, and next steps for developing the role of technology in healthcare to support new models of care.

Discussion will be informed by the publication of the Accelerated Access Review, particularly in respect of its recommended establishment of a digital health technology catalyst, and advice to NICE to review its health technology assessment process.

Further sessions will focus on utilising technology to promote self care, the growth of wearable technology and the next steps and challenges for industry following Brexit.

For further information and to register please click here

EHPPA Days 2017

Dates: 28 & 29 September

Venue: Centre Etoile Saint Honoré, Paris

The “EHPPA Days 2017”, a European Forum for the Procurement of Health Innovation, will be held on the 28th & 29th September at the Centre Etoile Saint Honoré in Paris.

The Forum is organised by EHPPA, an alliance of non-profit Group Procurement Organisations representing 9 European countries, and the network of French Chamber of Commerce and Industry abroad, CCI France International.

It aims to put public buyers in touch with innovative French and European suppliers in the Healthcare sector. This event will start with a half day conference followed by a day and a half of B2B meetings to provide information on the purchasing practices of the different European public organisations and to identify new business opportunities.

The event will gather more than 250 participants, including around 60 buyers and 15 country experts. It is addressed to start-ups, SMEs, middle-market companies, French and European suppliers offering innovative solutions in every branch of the Health sector: pharmacy, pathology, biomedical engineering, patient management, medical equipment, biotech, e-health & digital support, accommodation, infrastructure & technical services, energy & sustainable development, telecommunication & IT services.

For more information, EHPPA Day 2017 or visit