International Programs

The Virtual MedTech Conference delivers global connections at your fingertips… and from the comfort of your own desk.

Don’t miss these and many other events and programs showcasing the hot-button issues, global leadership, new international business and investment opportunities and much more.

Market Access North America
Sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery LLP
This seminar, an annual event at the conference, is designed for international delegates wishing to understand the ins and outs of accessing the U.S. and Canadian markets. Instructors will cover regulatory and reimbursement pathways as well as perspectives about the changing landscapes in each of these areas.

Medtech Innovation Clusters Across Canada
Sponsored by Global Affairs Canada
Like the United States, Canada is home to a number of regional medtech clusters spurred by research universities, incubators, accelerators and entrepreneurs. Each of these eco-systems is home to unique devices and companies that will transform our industry. TheMedtech Innovation Clusters Across Canadaseries of webinars will introduce you to innovative companies and technologies throughout Canada. Choose one, a few or all of these webinars to get a glimpse of the innovations and innovators of from western Canada, Atlantic Canada, Québec and Ontario. In short, come meet your hosts.

Export & Expansion Café
Sponsored by Global Affairs Canada
Medtech firms seeking new markets for exports and investment are encouraged to view a series of presentations providing overviews of the key export rules and investment incentives in specific countries or regions. Presentations will be organized by country or region and will include experts from the Canadian Trade Commission as well as regional/economic development personnel. Content will be available to viewers starting September 28. Use the conference platform to connect with presenters and listed contacts, who will also post available times for live Q&A between October 1-2.

Super-Session: MedTech & the Next Pandemic
Monday, October 5, 2020 | 8:30-10:00 a.m.
The COVID-19 experience has exposed strengths and weakness of government and industry responses to this global healthcare crisis.  Supply chains that have been taken for granted were initially fractured, not only because of the rapid and overwhelming surge in demand for specific COVID-related products, but also because of restrictive government policies.  Safeguarding the health of both populations and economies requires action from the highest levels of government to ensure life-saving technologies reach patients.  Industry has a role in ramping up capacity and quickly making innovative products – whether it’s developing diagnostic tests or non-traditional manufactures re-tooling their production lines.  During this Super-Session, government officials will discuss their lessons learned, the role of industry, and initiatives to ensure a rapid and efficient response to health crises in the future.

Moderator: Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill


  • The Hon. Greg Hunt, MP, Minister for Health, Australia
  • The Hon. Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, Canada
  • The Hon. Jens Spahn, Minister for Health, Germany
  • The Hon. Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health & Welfare, Sweden
  • H.E. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, Thailand

International Breakfast
Sponsored by Government of Quebec
Join your peers for a special networking breakfast hosted by Québec! The Hon. Pierre Fitzgibbon, Quebec’s Minister of Economy and Innovation will once again kick off the Conference in 2020 with a live networking chat event. Grab a cup of tea or coffee and wherever you may be, come meet the global medtech community! 

Bienvenus to the Quebec International breakfast, medtech’s Coolest Hotspot!