The first day was dedicated to the cooperation of manufacturers of components and medical devices was addressed. Questions like “What kind of data distributors have to share with their clients and what kind of data can be held back for the protection of proprietary know-how?” were central. Renowned device manufacturers like Karl Storz or Molex discussed their various viewpoints with component manufacturers like AEMtech, Jenoptik or Statice. Besançon is a center of the French microtechnology industry, the venue of France’s biggest microtechnology trade fair MICRONORA and the location of the well-known research institute for microtechnology femto-st, which is located at the technology center temis, where the event Health Business Connect took place.
After the discussion of principal questions at the first day of the event, the second day was mainly assigned to almost hundred B2B meetings between the participants.
Many companies decided to participate in Health Business Connect particularly because of these meetings, which had been organized prior to the event. Due to the large demand, many further talks took place during the extensive accompanying networking program.
The participants of the event, who came from 10 countries in Asia, Europe and North America, were fully satisfied with the organization and the results of the event. Pierre Vivien (CEO of PMT) and Thomas Dietrich (CEO of IVAM) both agree: „The mixture of traditional conference, B2B meetings, company visits and networking program was the recipe for success of this event“. PMT and IVAM are planning to expand the cooperation and agreed to arrange a followup conference at Dortmund, Germany next year.