IFC International Health Conference 2011

Washington, District of Columbia

IFC International Health Conference 2011

The Washington Marriott
(202) 872-1500
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20037
United States

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“The Road Ahead: What Next For Emerging Market Private Healthcare?”



As the world recovers from the international financial crisis of 2008-9, expansion of the private health sector continues apace across emerging markets. Healthcare is rapidly becoming a major global industry, growing faster than gross domestic product in most countries. Even in emerging markets, with their high rates of economic growth, annual growth of healthcare averages some 2.6% more than GDP. Developed markets have already experienced a secular trend of healthcare growing faster than GDP that has persisted for 60 years, but emerging markets are growing even faster. Where will this lead? What are the opportunities that lie ahead given rapid growth? What will be the challenges? And how might they be overcome in this time of exciting possibilities as we all work to build this industry and provide better healthcare to greater numbers of people?

The 2011 IFC Conference
At this time of change and expansion, IFC’s 4th biennial health conference will gather some 200 senior healthcare executives and thought leaders from around the world to think, discuss, exchange and share ideas about the future of this dynamic and important industry. Key issues that will be under the spotlight include:

• The challenges of investing in across borders in emerging market healthcare
• How could you expand your client base to reach more patients in the future?
• How will technological innovation change healthcare in the future?
• Current reforms and the role of the private health sector in medical education
• How can business performance be improved through improved corporate governance?
• How will the healthcare industry cope with the threat of counterfeit medicines in the future?

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Registration fees
IFC covered the costs of previous conferences entirely and hosted the conference in its own facilities. However, given the growth in the demand for this event, it has been necessary to move to a larger venue and to hire a professional conference organizer.

Therefore, this year IFC will subsidize the costs of this event, but will not be able to cover them in full and therefore this year, there is a registration fee of US$750 for registration prior to Midnight (US Eastern time) of May 10, 2011. The registration fee will be US$950 for late registration from May 11, 2011 onwards.


6:00pm Reception

7:00pm Welcoming Dinner

Host: Elena Sterlin, Manager, Global Consumer and Social Services, IFC

Special Guest Speaker: Hank Kearney, President, PHM International
Topic: Beyond Tomorrow: Private Healthcare in Emerging Markets


8:00am - 9:00am Registration and Breakfast

9:00am - 9:30am Introduction
Speaker: Atul Mehta, Director, Global Manufacturing Agribusiness & Services, IFC

Welcome Address
Speaker: Ian Solomon, U.S. Executive Director, World Bank Group

9:30am - 9:35am Conference Details & Introduction to First Session
Conference Moderator: Ioan Cleaton-Jones, Senior Health Specialist, Global Consumer & Social Services, IFC

9:35am - 10:20am Keynote Address: Curtis Schroeder, CEO, Intermedika; Formerly CEO, Bumrungrad Hospital Group, Thailand
Topic: Emerging Market Healthcare – The Next Generation

10:20pm - 10:30pm Introduction to the IFC Self-Assessment Guide for Health Care Organizations
Ioan Cleaton-Jones, Senior Health Specialist, Global Consumer & Social Services, IFC

10:30am – 11:00am Coffee
10:35am - 10:45am Pre-scheduled Networking Meetings

11:00am - 12:45pm Session theme: Expanding the Client Base: What models will enable reaching more patients in the future?
Moderator: Dr Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, Partner, Anadach Group, USA

Klaus Wiegandt, CEO, MediAccess, Mexico
Dr Rana Mehta, Executive Director, Health Care Advisory, PricewaterhouseCoopers, India
Onno Schellekens, Managing Director, Managing Director, Investment Fund for Health in Africa; Chairman, Medical Credit Fund, Netherlands & Africa
Dr Krishna Reddy, CEO, Care Hospitals, India

12:45pm - 1:55pm Lunch

12:50pm - 1:00pm Pre-scheduled Networking Meetings

1:55pm - 3:25pm Session theme: What Are the Challenges of Investing in Healthcare Across Borders in Emerging Markets?
Moderator: Damian Olive, Senior Investment Officer, Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services, Latin America, IFC
Alex Preker, Lead Economist, Health, Investment Climate Department, IFC & World Bank
Dr Amit Varma, President - Healthcare, Religare Enterprises, India
Omer Imtiazuddin, Consultant, formerly Head, Healthcare Investments, Acumen Fund, USA

3:25pm - 3:50pm Coffee

3:30pm - 3:40pm Pre-scheduled Networking Meetings

3:50pm – 4:25pm Topic: Will Future Hospital Construction Be Virtual? Saving time and cost with digital design
Speaker: Stuart Eckblad, Director of Design & Construction, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, USA

4:25pm – 5:40pm Session theme: Medical Technology: Trends and Expansion in Emerging Markets
Moderator: Michele Shuey, Principal Investment Officer, Global Consumer & Social Services, IFC

Topic: Future Trends in Medical Technology – an Emerging Market Perspective
Speaker: Yinghong Zheng, Director, International Projects, Mindray, China

Topic: Changing Trends Towards Long-Term Partnership Models
Speaker: Anouk Vermeer, General Manager, Philips Healthcare Solutions, The Netherlands

Day 2 FRIDAY, MAY 27

8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast and Networking

8:35am - 8:45am Pre-scheduled Networking Meetings

9:00am - 10:30am Session theme: Reforms and the Role of the Private Health Sector in Medical Education
Moderator: Dr Hortenzia Beciu, Public Health Specialist, Human Development and Health Investment Policy, World Bank Group

Dr Peter Walker, Professor of Medicine, University of Ottawa and Special Adviser on Medical Education at York University, Canada
Neal Simon, President, American University of Antigua
Sameer Mehta, CEO, Everonn Medical Education, India
Dr Ferdinand Francis Cid, Dean of San Beda College of Medicine & Medical Director, Pangasinan Medical Center, Phinma Education Network, Philippines

10:30am - 11:00am Coffee

10:35am - 10:45am Pre-scheduled Networking Meetings

11:00am - 12:30pm Session theme: Corporate Governance as a Lever for Performance Improvement and Value Creation
Moderator: Patrick Leahy, Senior Manager, Manufacturing Agribusiness & Services, IFC

Emmett Moriarty, Independent Healthcare Consultant, UK
Enrique Sanchez-Armass, Senior Special Operations Officer, IFC
Neil Eggleston, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, USA

12:30pm - 12:45pm Introduction to the IFC Insurance Guide for Healthcare
Eusoph Kanyenda, Insurance Officer, IFC

12:45pm -2:00pm Lunch

2:00pm - 3:30pm Session theme: How Will the Healthcare Industry Cope With the Threat of Counterfeit Medicines in the Future?
Moderator: Monique Mrazek, Investment Officer, Life Sciences Sector, Global Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services, IFC

Dr Sebastian Mollo, Intelligence Director, Americas, The Pharmaceutical Security Institute, USA
Alden Zecha, CFO & Strategist, Sproxil, USA, Nigeria, India
Eran Sinbar, Vice-President, Technologies, DIR Technologies, Israel

3:30pm - 4:00pm Wrap-Up Session and Closing Remarks
Ioan Cleaton-Jones, Senior Health Specialist, Global Consumer & Social Services, IFC
Guy Ellena, Regional Industry Director, Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Services, Europe, Middle East & North Africa, IFC

4:00pm Conference closes


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