When we talk about the countries of the Baltic Sea Region being highly tech-savvy, this extends to the various medical sectors operating within them. Moreover, there is a multitude of groups active in international associations, which means meeting planners looking to host a medical event in the region will not only encounter relevant and developed sectors, they will also be able to collaborate with association members.
From MedTech, Life Sciences and Biotechnology, to R&D, Medical Devices, eHealth and more, the Baltic Sea Region is no stranger to these sectors. For example, the Lithuanian Life Sciences sector has been growing by 20% annually, and major international companies are taking notice. Similar progress is being made in Finland, where the Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Life Science sectors have been among the fastest-growing in Finland for several years running.
The evolution of these sectors across the region also means that destinations are well-positioned to attract and host an array of meetings and events related to various medical sectors. In fact, there are already a number of these types of events taking place across the Baltic Sea Region.
Here are ten such events that reflect these sectors in motion.
- Vitalis: The largest eHealth event in Scandinavia, attracting some 6,000 attendees each year who take part in the conference to build their knowledge and contribute to improving the future of healthcare. The 2020 edition of the event will be hosted in Gothenburg, Sweden on 5-7 May at the renowned Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre.
- Life Sciences Baltics 2020: Taking place from 30 September to 1 October 2020 in Vilnius, Lithuania, this event is a meeting place for biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device leaders from around the world to network and exchange ideas that can be transformed into new projects. The forum will also feature a pitch battle where startups can share their ideas with potential investors who can help bring them to the next level.
- ESC Digital Summit 2019: Thought leaders and Digital Health enthusiasts from Europe and beyond joined forces this 5-6 October in the Estonian capital of Tallinn for the European Society of Cardiology’s first annual summit. The goal was to provide a structured scientific and educational programme, as well as a platform for exchange and interaction to support the development of Digital Health across the ESC and its constituent bodies.
- VLP Riga: This conference, taking place in Latvia’s capital of Riga on 15-17 June 2020, will focus on the essential role of Virus-like Particle (VLP) technology in new-generation vaccines against prevalent and emergent diseases. The event is expected to draw upwards of 500 delegates who will be able to interact with some 50 Exhibitors.
- PreHT 2020: The 7th International Conference on Prehypertension, Hypertension, Metabolic Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 3-6 April 2020. The conference is expected to draw some 500 delegates and up to 50 exhibitors to the Lithuanian capital. It stands as a great opportunity to engage hundreds of the world’s leading international medical professionals in the fields of Hypertension, Cardiology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Internal Medicine and more.
- International Baltic Congress of Anaesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Management: Taking place in Jurmala, Latvia on 15-17 October 2020, this congress will gather 100+ delegates, including young doctors and high-level experts of international repute to exchange knowledge, ideas, novel treatment strategies, and patient safety issues.
- ICMHS 2020: The next International Conference on Medical & Health Science will take place on 5-6 May 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry to meet and share cutting-edge developments in the field. Moreover, the event will promote exchanges between Students, Doctors, Researchers and Academicians working in and around the world.
- European Healthtech Investment Forum 2020: The fourth edition of this event will take place on 10-11 March 2020 in Helsinki, Finland, bringing together leading investors from Europe and some of the most promising Healthtech entrepreneurs of Europe and Finland. Focus areas will include Digital Health, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, and Personalised Health. Moreover, 40 of the best European early-stage Healthtech companies will be selected to present at the forum.
- 15th ESCP Scientific & Annual Meeting: The European Society for Coloproctology is one of the top European organisations dedicated to preventing and treating colorectal disease through education training and research. The society’s 15th annual meeting will gather professionals from across Europe to Vilnius on 23-25 September 2020 at LITEXPO, the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre.
- EAPCCT 2020: The 40th International Congress of the European Association of Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicologists will take place in Tallinn, Estonia from 19 to 22 May 2020. The event will feature an educational pre-congress and main congress symposia featuring round-table talks, presentations and networking events.
As medical sectors keep evolving across the Baltic Sea Region, now’s the time for international meeting planners serving clients within these sectors to put it on their radars. In fact, a perfect starting point would be CONVENE, the Baltic Sea Region’s leading trade show for the meetings and events industry.
The annual show – which is being held for the 8th consecutive year in Vilnius on 12-13 February 2020 – offers a full Hosted Buyer programme where meeting planners can meet face-to-face with service suppliers, venue representatives, convention bureaus, DMCs and PCOs. The programme also includes complimentary return airfare within Europe and accommodation in one of several partner hotels in Vilnius during the show. What’s more, CONVENE offers its Hosted Buyers the opportunity to take one of several post-show familiarisation tours to a regional destination, which means you can see first-hand why so many cutting edge medical events are choosing the Baltic Sea Region.