World of Health Care


Co-Creating the Transformation of Health CareLogo

The Covid-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated a need to transform both the organisation and delivery of health care on a global level. Of course, it also revealed the ingenuity and resilience of health care workers and business leaders, who met 2020’s global health care challenges head-on with new, sustainable solutions. 

From improving organisation efficiency and fast-tracking new digital treatment avenues to increasing accessibility to care worldwide, there are countless initiatives that need to be addressed if we are to build solid foundation for the future. Of course, to accomplish such sweeping changes on a global scale will require collaboration and the free exchange of ideas. 

High-Level Delegations 

World of Health Care allows foreign decision-makers in healthcare to visit and share knowledge with Dutch health stakeholders and other countries present. WoHC Delegates participate in the Health~Holland Visitors Programme, a 3-day virtual programme for decision-makers in international, national, regional and local healthcare. This programme aims to broaden the knowledge of our worldwide renowned Dutch Health system and related smart solutions which increase quality, affordability and accessibility of healthcare.

To get a sense of last year’s high-level delegates, please visit: high-level delegates 2020

Last year, 500 high-level representatives from the private sector, NGO’s, knowledge institutes and different tiers of government from 25 countries joined the WoHC virtual sessions and networking.

3 reasons to mark this virtual event in your calendar 

  1. Learn about the latest health care trends and developments
  2. Connect with foreign decision-makers in health ánd business ecosystems abroad
  3. Pitch your solution during virtual 1-on-1 partnering talks *NEW*

Expect inspiring expert sessions, panel discussion, live round table talks and 1-on-1 matchmaking with all countries present.

Connect with foreign decision-makers in health ánd business ecosystems abroad: Next to foreign decision-makers in health, we will invite our wider foreign life sciences & health business networks, including collaboration partners for market entry and expansion;

Pitch your solution: We will facilitate one-on-one partnering talks, Dutch innovative solutions sessions, as well as virtual networking on our proven interactive platform.


The Dutch Approach: How a world-renowned health system faces big challenges

Day 1 of our 2021 event will spotlight how we in the Netherlands are coping with some of healthcare’s biggest challenges. How are we addressing the trends driving healthcare’s transformation on a national level? How are we improving organisation efficiency both within and outside Dutch institutions? How are we facilitating healthy living and personal autonomy for our ageing population? Lastly, what strengths do we have as a nation that can help improve healthcare for our international neighbours?

Key local opinion leaders from both the public and private sector will share their views about all of the above and more while making their cases through inspiring and innovative examples.

Keynote speakers on day 1:

  • Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer, Royal Philips
  • Prof. Dr. Ernst Kuiper, CEO, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam
  • Carmen van Vilsteren, Chair, Health~Holland
  • Micha van Lin, Director, Task Force Health Care (moderator)
    To be confirmed:
  • Drs. Tamara van Ark, Minister for Medical Care & Sport, Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sports of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Co-Creating Solutions

On Day 2 and 3, we will explore some practical solutions for many of today’s biggest healthcare problems. Both Dutch stakeholders and their international counterparts will present and discuss how their individual efforts contribute to the future-proofing of global healthcare initiatives. Sessions will be focused on the following topics:

  • Accessible Healthcare for All
  • Organisational Efficiency
  • Workforce Sustainability
  • Building Accessible Healthcare for All
  • Affordable Diagnosis & Treatment for Institutional Care
  • Healthy Living & Ageing in Personal Environment

Note: Wherever relevant, a more regional focus will be applied

Keynote speakers on day 2 & 3:

  • Nico van Meeteren, Executive Director, Health~Holland
  • Hans Schikan, Member of the Board, Health~Holland & Special Envoy for Vaccines, Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sports
  • Micha van Lin, Director, Task Force Health Care (moderator)
  • Nico Schiettekatte, Counselor for Health, Welfare & Sport, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in China
  • Edwin Maarseveen, Counselor for Health, Welfare and Sport, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United States (tbc)
  • More will follow!

Get your ticket today!

Feel inspired? Do you want to be part of the World of Health Care? Get your 3-day ticket (€45 excl. VAT) and register your attendance today! 

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Source: World of Health Care

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