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Industry Events

Please see below the full list of external events taking place around the UK, Europe and the rest of the world

November 2017

Masterclass: How to operate a Life Science Business in Switzerland

Date: Tuesday, 21 November

Venue: Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom, 16-18 Montagu Place, Marylebone, London W1H 2QB

Times: 08:45 – 14:00

Cost: FOC

The Swiss Business Hub is delighted to invite you to its exclusive Masterclass “How to operate a Life Science business in Switzerland”.

Dedicated to UK & Irish companies exploring the opportunity to set up operations in Switzerland, the masterclass will offer practical advice to a maximum of 12 selected companies, focusing on the following: legal structure of UK / Irish – Swiss groups, HR, regulatory implications, logistics and customs when trading with the EU, tax, business networking and cultural approaches. Guests will be able to book up to 5 free 30 minutes one-to-one consultations with Swiss experts who will travel to London for the occasion.

Following the morning programme, the participants of the masterclass will be joined by a larger audience for a lunch celebrating the UK-Irish-Swiss life science community.

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For more information please click here

Giant event logoGIANT Health 2017

Dates: 28 – 30 November 2017

Venue: Old Truman Brewery, London

Join over 6,000 delegates who are coming to The GIANT Health Event: Europe’s largest, most valuable 3 day business and academic programme with hundreds of speakers in an 8-track conference. This includes:

  • Over 300 expert speakers from global Pharma, AI, Primary care, fashion, and more
  • An expansive international trade show with healthcare robots, 3D Printing pavilion…
  • BEANSTALKS ™ (a global healthcare start-up competition for prizes)
  • One-on-one coaching and mentoring for start-ups
  • NHS Digital conference
  • NEW for 2017: The GIANT political programme – a 1-day conference on “Technology innovation for the health of cities” and “Can health tech innovation solve the healthcare funding crisis”

Make valuable connections

Meet over 6,000 of Europe’s leading healthcare CIOs, doctor-entrepreneurs, professional investors in healthcare, and thriving international health tech innovators from the newest start-ups to the largest global pharma companies.

NEW for 2017:

  • “Health Tech Finance” – an entire 1-day conference on health tech fundraising and investing
  • “GIANT Nights” – a subsidised pub crawl for 1000s of health-tech innovators from around the world (some even drinking warm English beer)

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SEHTA members can apply for discount code – please contact for details

Medilink EMDigital Health Catalyst Technology Collaboration Workshop

Date: Tuesday 28 November
Venue: Park Inn Nottingham, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG5 2BT
Times: 09:00 – 13:00

Attend this Technology Collaboration Workshop and find out and provide feedback about the Innovate UK Digital Health programme.

This workshop will provide:

  • KTN overview
  • Overview of Innovate UK Digital Health programme
  • Q&A panel discussion
  • Possible collaboration opportunities

Innovate UK is investing up to £35 million through the Digital Health Technology Catalyst, in projects that develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges. The Digital Health Technology Catalyst, which is a 4-year programme, recently closed round 1, however planning for round 2 is now in progress.

The first competition sought ideas that have the potential to achieve one or more of the following:

  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Transform healthcare delivery
  • Enable more efficient delivery of healthcare

LogoERDF_Col_LandscapeThis free to attend event is being held as part of the INSTILS programme – a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, click here to be re-directed to further information about the project.

To find out more and to book your place, please click here and complete the ‘book online now’ form.

Medilink UK logoMeet in the Midlands 2017

Date: Thursday 30 November

Venue: Mercure Burton upon Trent, Newton Park, Newton Solney, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE15 0SS

Times: 09:30 – 15:00

Cost: FOC for Medilink UK Members

This annual event will provide:

  • Ample opportunities for networking using our popular “dance cards”
  • Hear from a panel of expert speakers who will be on hand to answer your queries
  • Listen to two case study company presentations as they share their journeys

There is the opportunity to be part of the event andexhibit. We have limited opportunities for exhibition stands, to find out more, please email

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

December 2017

RSMRobocare: The ethical and practical issues of using robots in caregiving

Date: Monday 4 December

Venue:  Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

Times: 08:30 – 17:00

This one day meeting will bring together leading practical experts in the field of robotics to discuss how their advances can contribute to patient care and the ethical issues of replacing caregivers.

Topics include:

  • Ethical issues in robot care for the elderly
  • The expert patient ‘living with ‘bionic legs’
  • CHIRON: A modular intuitive system

To view the full agenda and to book your place please click here

For any queries, please email

UKHealthTech Conf 2017 v2UK HealthTech 2017


Date: 5th December

Location: Cardiff

UK HealthTech 2017 on 5th December in Cardiff is a valuable day of briefings and networking for those within the life science and health technology communities, and clinicians from the NHS. The day will also provide an update on the latest developments on the UK Industrial Strategy and Brexit.

Over 300 delegates come together to understand critical strategic trends that will impact on your business. The event offers the latest insights from key opinion leaders and the unique opportunity to engage with industry and NHS colleagues to network and develop your business relationships.

View the draft programme here

Registration Fees: £195 members /£250 non-members (+VAT)  Partners: 10% discount

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One Conference, Three Essential Areas

MedTech & Diagnostics

  • The Impact of regulatory changes – Medical Device Directive and IVD
  • UK procurement landscape
  • Innovation adoption and market access
  • Finance and funding


  • Innovation in pharma manufacturing
  • Cell therapies
  • Increasing patient access to new medicines
  • Impact of Brexit on clinical trials


  • Clinical innovation beyond borders
  • AI and the psychology of cancer
  • The digital health revolution
  • Innovation showcase

Exhibitor Options
Exhibitor Package: £895 members
£1,200 non-members (+VAT)

Contact Isabelle for further information
Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship packages are available to ensure that you effectively profile your organisation and maximise your business development opportunities.

Please click here to find out more information and contact Isabelle to discuss further

NIHRNIHR MindTech 2017 Symposium

Date: Thursday 7 December

Venue: The Royal College of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4LE

Times: 09:00 – 17:00

Save the date for the National Institute for Health Research MindTech Symposium for 2017.

Programme, Sponsorship and Exhibition details to follow shortly.

For more information click here


Medilink EMMPD Training Course: European Medical Device Directive (MDD) – Basics & Transition to the Medical Device Regulation (MDR)

Date: Thursday 7 December 2017
Venue: Wyboston Lakes Resort, Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire MK44 3AL
Times: 09:30 – 16:30
Cost: Medilink Members – £150/ Non-Member cost: £ 215
***EARLY BIRD OFFER***  Book your place before 5pm on Friday 10 November 2017 and members will be charged £120 and non-members will pay £170 

This one day training course will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the European MDD and MDR basics and the differences between the two.

Find out what impact the MDR will have and the key considerations you need to be aware of, including all timescales.

This training course will also cover:

  • How to classify your Medical Device
  • How to choose the Conformity Assessment Routes under the MDR
  • Compiling your technical documentation for a Medical Device
  • How to label your Medical Device
  • Clinical Evaluations of Medical Devices in the EU
The final session of the course will cover key considerations for the MDD to MDR Transition, including suitable action plans.

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


March 2018

Future Healthcare UK Logo final Sept 2018Future Healthcare 2018

Dates: 13 – 14 March 2018

Venue: Olympia, London


An exhibition and conference created in association with Healthcare UK, gathering together the world’s leading experts in healthcare to address the biggest challenges facing 21st century healthcare and to understand how advances in innovation will offer greater integration and collaboration to better serve future generations of patients.

Aimed at both the public and private sector, this is an opportunity for healthcare policy makers, buyers and practitioners to re-imagine existing systems, learn from international case studies, find new technology and network with those leading the way in cutting-edge healthcare.

For further details and to register, please click here

April 2018

MTI Expo logo 2018 jpegMed-Tech Innovation Expo 2018 – Save the Date

Dates: 25-26 April 2018

Venue: Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Save the date for the Med-Tech Innovation Expo, the only one of its kind in the UK dedicated to medical device design and manufacturing.

The event combines an exhibition, conference, Medilink UK National Awards Dinner and more.

Exhibition: Showcasing more than 130 companies that are supply chain experts to the medical technology industry.

Conference: A world class conference programme that delivers insights, intelligence and education from a wide range of blue chip users, government officials and industry experts.

Further information will be available over the coming months, for now visit the dedicated website here to see what the show is about.