Healthcare Business International 2023 - McDermott Will & Emery

Healthcare Business International 2023


McDermott proudly sponsors Healthcare Business International 2023. HBI 2023 connects the global for-profit health care services industry to build partnerships and accelerate business growth. Partners Sharon Lamb, Hamid Yunis and Stephan Rau will be sharing insight across 5 sessions throughout the conference, see further information below.


19-21 June, 2023

QEII Centre, London


McDermott featured Sessions

Tuesday, June 20

10:00 – 11:00 am (BST) | Healthcare Regulation: Opportunities and Risk 

This remains the number one issue for health care investors and operators in most countries. Here we look in detail at what risks there are in different countries and sectors. What, if anything, can the sector do to allay them?

  • Dr Stephan Rau, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery
  • Sharon Lamb, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery
  • Joe Ryan, CFO, Medicover
  • Matthew Strassberg, Partner, MidEuropa
  • Darkash Shah, Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director, Newmedica
  • Moderated by David Farbrother, Editorial Director, HBI

12:30 – 1:30 pm (BST) | Building Value Through Partnerships 

There is a massive opportunity for for-profit providers to work with many partners. In particular, that includes the public sector, given that it accounts for around 85% of all health care in EMEA. And often for-profit can deliver efficient, lower cost solutions. Unfortunately, for-profit is regarded with much distrust by many stakeholders. How do you build trust? How do you create a genuine win/win? And how do navigate the political map? A series of case studies that outline what works and what doesn’t, lessons learned and the value and cost savings that result.

  • Farid Fezoua, Global Director of Health & Education, IFC
  • Peter Wharton-Hood, Group CEO, Life Healthcare
  • Guglielmo Brayda di Soleto, CEO, Ergéa
  • Dr François Sarkozy, Founder and President, FSNB Health
  • Moderated by Hamid Yunis, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

2:30 – 3:30 pm (BST) | Investing in MENA 

Opportunities in MENA, in particular in Saudi Arabia, are gigantic but accessing and understanding these markets isn’t easy, it requires strong local knowledge and partners to be successful. In a highly competitive, brand-oriented market getting it wrong is disastrous. This session discusses the opportunities and gives practical advice on how to succeed. The session is followed by a networking break to meet local partners and investors.

  • Youssef Haidar, Founder and CEO, StonePine Capital Partners
  • Dr Adil Monshi, Director General Investments Promotion, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
  • Michael Ferstl General Manager, VAMED KSA
  • Abhishek Sharma, Founder CEO, Foundation Holdings
  • Moderated by Hamid Yunis, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery

4:15 – 5:15 pm (BST) | Investing in DACH

The 100m population of wealthy German-speaking countries is by far the largest market for healthcare services in Europe. What will be the trajectory for future consolidation, who are the players and what is the opportunity? A wide-ranging exploration with expert advisors, investors and operators discussing the region’s investment opportunities, growth sectors and regulatory environment.

  • Andreas Ludowig, CEO, Kinios
  • Dirk Knüppel, CEO, Primärmedizin TMVZ GmbH
  • Julius Hugelshofer, Senior Principal, Verlinvest
  • Dr Axel Paeger, CEO, Ameos Hospital Group
  • Moderated by Dr Stephan Rau, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery

5:15 – 6:15 pm | Investing in UK & Ireland

The UK remains by far the largest market for private equity investment in Europe. But what are the dynamics post-Covid and post-Brexit? A wide-ranging exploration with expert advisors, investors and operators discussing the region’s investment opportunities, growth sectors and regulatory environment

  • Katie Beckingham, Director, August Equity LLP
  • Alan Hughes, Founder, LIT Healthcare
  • James Tugendhat, CEO, HC-One
  • Dr Charles Niehaus, Executive Director, Affidea Group
  • Moderated by Sharon Lamb, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery

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