The most vibrant European digital healthcare events — the bloodstream of an industry

João Magalhães
Feb 21 · 11 min read
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The most vibrant European digital healthcare events — the bloodstream of an industry

In the last decade, a staggering figure of $70B was raised in Health Innovation with the sector showing no signs of slowing down, registering in this last year of 2019 an investment that reached $13.7B.

From all over the world, exciting events are brought to us in different ways, shapes and forms. Conferences, congresses, fairs, symposiums (etc..) are very important communication channels for any industry, where it focuses on important trending themes. In digital healthcare specifically, themes such as AI and clinical data, epigenomics, personalized medicine, and mobile health dominate our days.

We consider these kinds of events the “bloodstream” of an industry and for that reason, we have compiled a list of 46 European Digital Healthcare events we found interesting to foster networking and to expand knowledge.


1. Innovation for Health | February 13, 2020 — Rotterdam, Netherlands

Innovation for Health is the leading conference for key players in Health & Life Sciences. It provides a unique opportunity to meet leading innovators, to catch up on the latest trends, to present cutting-edge innovations and to engage leaders and decision-makers in Life Sciences & Health.

2. Digital Health Product Forge | February 23, 2020 — Edinburgh, UK

Europe’s biggest annual health hackathon where hundreds of health professionals, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, designers and technologists will be spending 75 hours focusing on the future of health and social care.

3. 4YFN Digital Health and Wellness Hub | February 24–26, 2020 — Barcelona, Spain

4YFN is the startup event of the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry, GSMA MWC, supporting startups, investors and companies to connect and launch new business ventures together.

Discover ground-breaking innovations brought forward by digital health and wellness startups, meet leading corporations and their innovation programs, network and learn from industry experts propelling innovation in health care and delve into the vibrant Barcelona ecosystem.

4. Mobile World Congress | February 24–27, 2020 — Barcelona, Spain

MWC is the largest mobile event in the world, bringing together the latest innovations and leading-edge technology alongside today’s most influential visionaries.

5. ETIM 2020 | February 28–29, 2020 — Essen, Germany

Complex challenges require interdisciplinary approaches. Find out at first hand which topics are of interest to experts. Be there when experienced physicians, engineers, and computer scientists talk about future topics in radiology. After the lectures, take advantage of the opportunity for networking and a lively exchange of opinions among nice colleagues.


6. Digital Health Rewired | March 3–4, 2020 — London, UK

Digital Health Rewired, the show that connects current and future health leaders with the best in disruptive digital health, returns to London Olympia, 3–4 March.

Rewired 2020 will place interoperability, innovation and digital transformation center stage, and add a dedicated new CCIO and CIO track, bringing together the most exciting digital health start-ups with NHS IT leaders. Also new for 2020 is the Rewired Data Lab and Digital Health Developer Conference.

7. Wearable Technology Show 2020 | March 10–11, 2020 — London, UK

WTS2020 is the largest business and prosumer show featuring cutting-edge technology under one roof. It is the biggest and best forum for forming partnerships and developing new business across the wearable, smart device and IoT landscape. Over 6,000 delegates, 200 speakers and 300 press will come together to exchange views, network and do business. The show floor will feature cutting-edge technology attracting prosumers, distributors, and buyers.

8. The Digital Health Technology Show | March 10–11, 2020 — London, UK

Digital Health Technology Show, is focused on patient-centric care.

This means not only showcasing health and technology’s heavyweights but truly empowering our healthcare delegates; our clinicians, our nurses, surgeons, psychiatrists, and health admin staff, to provide better care by gaining real, actionable knowledge and insight on the day.

9. Future Health UK | March 17–18, 2020 — London, UK.

Future Health is a unique and dynamic event for the healthcare industry, showcasing the significant advances being made around the globe and inspiring professionals to be progressive in their approach to the challenges we face.

10. IoT Tech Expo | March 17–18, 2020 — London, UK.

Europe’s leading IoT event series will bring together key industries from across Europe and beyond for 2 days of top-level content and discussion. Exploring the latest innovations within the Internet of Things and covering the impact it has on many industries including Manufacturing, Transport, Supply Chain, Healthcare, Insurance, Logistics, Government, Energy, and Automotive, this conference is not to be missed.

11. AI and Machine Learning Convention | March 17–18, 2020 — Birmingham, UK

The AI & Machine Learning Convention is one of the UK’s most forward-thinking events. Dedicated to exhibiting technology which is really just beginning to be introduced across hospital services, this truly is a pioneering event that will shape the future of healthcare.

12. DIA | March 17–19, 2020 — Brussels, Belgium

DIA Europe is the must-attend event for all life science professionals working in drug development, from discovery to marketed use. It encourages open collaboration by bringing together representatives from the entire spectrum of the life science landscape.

13. Portugal eHealth Summit | March 18–21, 2020 — Lisbon, Portugal

The Portuguese biggest event of digital transformation in health by Shared Services of the Ministry of Health (SPMS).

14. Wired Health | March 25–26, 2020 — London, UK

WIRED Health explores and maps the future of health, highlighting the thought-provoking disruptors, scientists and practitioners paving paths in how we access, provide and improve patient care. Since its launch in 2014, WIRED Health continues to connect innovators with influencers and to inspire business decision-makers, entrepreneurs and medical professionals with its editorially-curated program and interactive Test Lab.

15. Medtech Summit | March 31 to April 2, 2020 — Nürnberg, Germany

MedtecLIVE is THE event for the production of medical technology. With a clear focus on the entire value chain in the manufacture of medical technology, MedtecLIVE brings together all important players in three compact days.

16. EyeForPharma Barcelona | March 31 to April 2, 2020 — Barcelona, Spain.

The largest conference for Pharma in the world. EyeForPharma attracts thousands of delegates from hundreds of companies. This year, one of the big focuses is on digital health and pharma.


17. Big-Data.AI Summit | April 1–2, 2020 — Berlin, Germany

The Big-Data.AI Summit 2020 (#BAS20) is Europe’s leading conference on the practical applications of smart data in business. As part of the business festival, #BAS20 will welcome 10,000 attendees keen on going beyond the hype and diving into the depths of the big data and AI revolution.

18. Med-Tech Innovation Expo | April 1–2, 2020 — NEC Birmingham, UK

Med-Tech Innovation Expo is the UK & Ireland’s leading event for medical design and manufacturing technology. Experience live demonstrations of the latest machines, technology, products, and services while networking with 4,000+ designers, engineers, innovators and manufacturers from across the medical and healthcare sector. Be inspired by thought-leaders across three conference stages as they discuss Medtech, medical plastics, digital health tech, pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, start-ups and more.

19. eHealth Week Croatia | April 15–17, 2020 — Rovinj, Croatia

EHealthWeek consists of high-level meetings, hosted by the Croatian EU Presidency alongside a full conference program open to all attendees, an exhibition and multiple networking opportunities.

20. Healthcare Business International | April 20–22, 2020 — London, UK

Only HBI brings together, globally, the policymakers, payors, investors, CEOs, and advisers who are creating this exciting new industry. Across every sector — from hospitals to labs and from nursing homes to homecare — this new elite is constructing compelling new platforms that meld together services, digital health, and M&A.

21. DMEA (formerly conhIT) | April 21–23, 2020 — Berlin, Germany

Europe’s largest event in the healthcare IT industry. DMEA targets all aspects of digital technology in healthcare. The format is a mix of a trade fair, conference and networking events.

22. UXD HealthCare | April 22–24, 2020 — London, UK

This conference will bring together designers, practitioners, clinicians, technologists and thought leaders linked by a common belief and a shared obsession: We can change and improve our health care experience. From the food we eat to the tools we use and the hospitals and hospices we reside in, we can make a difference.

23. Why? Future of Health 2020 | April 27–29, 2020 — Bratislava, Slovakia

Future of Health is a unique summit that brings together all players of the healthcare ecosystem to serve as a platform for premium business connections, cutting-edge innovation, and critical thinking discussions. In an era of frequent industry disruption, we bring together senior leaders across healthcare providers, pharma & biotech, tech companies, investors, policymakers, academia, research & innovation centers to tackle the toughest challenges & opportunities of the health ecosystem.


24. Digital Pharma Europe | May 4–6, 2020 — London, UK

The Life Science Digital Marketers’ Forum for Learning the Latest Digital, Mobile, and Social Strategies that Yield Results.

25. Vitalis | May 5–7, 2020 — Gothenburg, Sweden.

Vitalis is the largest eHealth event in Scandinavia, yearly attracting over 6 000 attendees with the shared aim of building their knowledge and improving tomorrow’s health care.

27. Future Health Summit | May 20–21, 2020 — Dublin, Ireland

The dHealth (former: eHealth20XX) conference series has been organized by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and the Austrian Working Group of Health Informatics and eHealth since 2007 with different partner institutions involved (UMIT until 2016, HIMSS Europe in the eHealth Summits 2013 to 2017).

27. Future Health Summit | May 20–21, 2020 — Dublin, Ireland

The Future Health Summit is the global gathering for healthcare in Ireland.

28. The MedTech Forum | May 25–27, 2020 — Berlin, Germany

The MedTech Forum is the largest health and medical technology industry conference

in Europe and a key event since 2007. Join industry leaders, leading innovators and investors to discuss the future opportunities in the medical technology sector.

29. 21st Annual Drug Discovery Summit 2020 | May 26–27, 2020 — Berlin, Germany

The event includes over 100 cutting-edge presentations and workshops, over 8 hours of valuable networking sessions, and an exhibition hall showcasing 40 vendor companies.

30. HIMSS Europe & Health 2.0 | May 26–28, 2020 — Helsinki, Finland

Described as the most influential eHealth conference in Europe. HIMSS focuses on the latest innovations in digital health. Includes the Health 2.0 networking event.


31. AI Med Europe | June 19, 2020 — London, UK

AIMed is the driving force ensuring the healthcare sector is not left behind. The goals are to eradicate challenges, define AI-enabled solutions and create an efficient workplace, with patient outcomes at its core.

32. HealthTech Investor Days | June 22–23, 2020 — Paris, France

The HTID® gathers health sector experts, worldwide investors, pharmaceutical companies and C-level executives to foster stronger collaboration and partnerships within Europe to accelerate the latest innovation development and to improve all patient’OKs lives in the EU and beyond!

33. Medtech Summit | June 22–26, 2020 — Dublin, Ireland

Navigate EU And Global Regulations For Medical Devices, IVDs And Combination Products With Dedicated Coverage Of PMS & Vigilance, Clinical Strategies, Software, Law, And Sterilisation.

34. Digital Healthcare Show | June 24–25, 2020 — London, UK

The Digital Healthcare Show represents two game-changing days of exceptional education, myth-busting, inspirational collaborative case-studies and digital health insight from around the UK and beyond.

35. Next Health Innovation Forum | June 26–27, 2019 — Cambridge, UK

Health Horizons is a high caliber, two days conference focusing on the future of the healthcare industry.

36. MedFIT | June 30 to July 1, 2019 — Grenobile, France

MedFIT is your opportunity to connect with international key innovators in the MedTech, diagnostic and digital health sectors. As the leading European partnering event, MedFIT provides the ideal environment to help industry players to source early-stage assets, to facilitate the emergence of collaborative projects between big players, public research institutions, start-ups, and SMEs, to increase licensing opportunities, to obtain funding and to facilitate market access.


37. iPharma Conference and Expo | August 05–07, 2020 — London, UK

The annual i- Pharma conference and expo 2020 is the largest gathering of Pharma and Healthcare professionals in the UK and in Europe. i- Pharma UK is expecting hundreds of academic, research and industry leaders from 24 different countries to gather in London, the UK for this three-day meeting.


38. Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys) | September 3–4, 2020 — Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys) 2020 will focus on areas of intelligent systems and artificial intelligence (AI) and how it applies to the real world. IntelliSys is one of the best-respected Artificial Intelligence (AI) Conferences.

39. Intelligent Health AI | September 09–10, 2020 — Basel, Switzerland

Professionals in AI and healthcare from all over the world will gather around 100 internationally renowned ground-breaking thinkers and doers to progress discussion about how AI can be used to prevent and solve some of the world’s greatest healthcare problems and improve the health of the human race.

40. Health and Sustainable Development | September 30 to October 2, 2020 — Bad Hofgastein, Austria

The European Health Forum Gastein is an independent, non-partisan organization, founded in 1998 as a European health policy conference.


41. XPOMET | October 14–16, 2020 — Berlin, Germany

XPOMET© Medicinale is an international festival platform to showcase best practices and highlight trends in global healthcare and forecast future developments in health and tech.

42. World Health Summit | October 25–27, 2020 — Berlin, Germany

With science, politics, the private sector, and civil society, the World Health Summit will provide inspiring talks, enhanced cooperation, and new solutions.


43. Frontiers Health | November 12–13, 2020 — Berlin, Germany

Frontiers Health has been designed to provide a unique experiential platform to learn exchange and get inspired. It is health vertical by Frontiers Conferences, creating engaging conference experiences for 10 years, home of innovation and all things digital.

44. MEDICA Presents the Future of Medicine | November 16–19, 2020 — Düsseldorf, Germany

Delve into the world of medical technology! Experience high-tech products, meet world market leaders, hidden champions and start-ups or visit the top-class forums and conferences. Regardless of what you are looking for: you will find it at MEDICA 2020!

45. WHINN | November 24–26, 2020 — Odense, Denmark

WHINN — Week of Health and Innovation is a health tech and health innovation conference which attracts business people, decision-makers, policymakers, clinicians, end-users and people with a general interest in healthcare and health innovation.


46. Giant Health Event | December 1–2, 2020 — London, UK.

Explore partnerships, business deals, and new leads. Discover innovations and make connections that matter. GIANT is the Global Innovation And New Technology event. Accelerating innovation and commercial success: Already established, GIANT is an unmissable “innovation conference and dynamic trade exhibition”, showcasing leading health technologies from around the world. Meet and build partnerships with companies ranging from startups to global large corporations and get exposure to leading industry press and media and being interviewed by professional film companies.

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