Michael Joe Cini
21st December 2023
Med-Tech World celebrates a 2023 full of achievements
As we wave goodbye to a year jam-packed with wins and wonders, Med-Tech World pauses to savor the rollercoaster ride that was 2023. This exciting chapter wouldn’t be as thrilling without giving a huge shoutout to our rockstar team, the power-packed support from our partners and investors, and the unwavering cheers from our amazing members.
Med-Tech World then and now
Rewinding the tape, the growth spurt and triumphs of Med-Tech World in 2023 are totally worth throwing a confetti party for!
Our reach stretching its legs to 5,000 newsletter subscribers is a big deal. The cherry on top? CPD-accredited events and new roadshows in London and Istanbul, promoting our impact to global status.
From our first-ever online conference in 2020 to the grand physical summit at the Hilton Conference Centre in 2021, and the globe-trotting roadshows in 2022, every year has been a stepping stone to the triumph we’re high-fiving ourselves for today.
Med-Tech World 2023 – Setting the bar sky-high
The Med-Tech World Malta show hit it out of the park last October, captivating over 1500 industry pros, featuring 200 speakers, and getting the nod from 100 sponsors and investors. Held at the historically rich Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC) in Valletta, Malta, the summit didn’t just level up – it became an experience you’d want to dive into headfirst.
Picture this: the glamour of the Med-Tech Awards, the thrill of the Startup Pitch Competition, the enlightened vibes of the CEO-only Forum, and the worldly flair of the Cultural Tour—all summiting in some top-notch Networking Events.
As we reflect on the triumphs of 2023, the excitement for what’s brewing in 2024 intensifies.
Lifeblood | Capital + Talent partnership: Elevating MedTech together
In a momentous announcement this May, 2023, Med-Tech World Summit joined forces with Lifeblood | Capital + Talent, a top-tier talent acquisition firm dedicated to MedTech startups.
This strategic alliance isn’t just a handshake; it’s a pact for pushing boundaries in the dynamic MedTech industry. United under a common banner, Lifeblood and Med-Tech World Summit are on a mission to spark collaboration, nurture groundbreaking innovation, and weave tight connections between industry moguls and visionary investors.
Giovanni Lauricella, the brain behind Lifeblood, underscored the pivotal role of community in the MedTech realm, highlighting “Our unwavering commitment to MedTech propels our collective growth and ignites the drive for unity.”
Dylan Attard, CEO of Med-Tech World Summit, expressed excitement, calling it a groundbreaking partnership that will ignite new opportunities for the MedTech industry.
Inaugural roadshow: Istanbul, bridging nations through innovation
On June 20th, 2023, the curtains rose for the Med-Tech World Istanbul Roadshow, a blockbuster event that hit the ground running with resounding success. This roadshow wasn’t just an event; it was a powerhouse, delivering a wealth of industry-leading insights focused on the medical landscapes of Turkey and Malta, and how they hold sway over global markets.
Delegates dove deep into discussions dissecting the Turkish Ecosystem, exploring its opportunities, and navigating the challenging terrain. A stellar lineup of speakers, including Zafer Toksoz, Founder & President of Toksoz Group, Burak Ozkosem Ph.D., Founder & CEO of Pera Labs, and Prof. Perinur Eker Bozaykut, Associate Professor at Acibadem University, graced the stage with insights. Additional gems were dropped by Mr. Kurt Farrugia, CEO at Malta Enterprise, and Dr. Dylan Attard, CEO at Med-Tech World Summit.
When Kurt Farrugia took the spotlight, he laid out the ambitious blueprint of Malta Enterprise. Initially rooted in manufacturing, Malta Enterprise has embraced the winds of change, expanding into the realm of emerging technologies. With a laser focus on pharma technologies, Malta Enterprise has set its sights on cultivating a bespoke ecosystem.
Inaugural roadshow: London, uniting visionaries for future collaborations
The Med-Tech World Roadshow in London, held in May, left an indelible mark, resonating with participants eager for future collaborations. This smashing success was a collaborative masterpiece, thanks to influential partners like YouTube Health, StartUp Health, and Malta Enterprise.
At the heart of the roadshow was a keynote address on the YouTube Health Initiative, delivered by Dr. Vishaal Virani. Representing the UK arm of this global force, Dr. Virani passionately highlighted YouTube’s commitment to delivering top-notch health information to a vast audience.
The event’s agenda also featured a compelling panel discussion led by Logan Plaster, Chief Content Officer at StartUp Health. Plaster’s warm welcome set the tone for a lively discussion, touching on the vital role of relationships and community in the healthcare industry.
As personal anecdotes were shared, the room buzzed with enthusiasm, laying the foundation for exciting collaborations in the ever-evolving landscape of medical technology.
Return roadshow: Dubai, pioneering HealthTech innovation
The second year of the Med-Tech World Summit in Dubai was a hit! Held at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, this event was all about connecting and gaining insights in the vibrant landscape of UAE’s healthcare innovation.
After a stellar debut in 2022, the summit welcomed global leaders, industry pros, and startups eager to push health technology to new heights.
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the dynamic duo leading the charge as global hubs for HealthTech. With cutting-edge healthcare facilities, a supportive regulatory vibe, and groundbreaking research spaces, the UAE is a hotspot for investments, taking centre stage in the healthcare revolution.
Cultivating a future-facing ecosystem
Thanks to our collaborations and unwavering commitment to excellence, our ecosystem is buzzing with life, connecting startups with investors and fostering meaningful business partnerships.
Our global audience, spanning the USA, UK, Malta, the EU, the Middle East, and Asia, is flourishing. The stats speak volumes—startup participation has skyrocketed from 1500 in 2022 to an impressive 2000, while investors have more than quadrupled since 2021.
In the past two years, Med-Tech World has left its mark on innovation and collaboration worldwide. From Dubai to Toronto, Belgrade, London, and Istanbul, our roadshows have become vital platforms for industry leaders, startups, and investors to come together, share insights, and explore groundbreaking opportunities.
The excitement for 2024 is building up, and we can’t wait for what’s to come!
Cheers to 2023 and see you all in 2024!
Celebrate with us at the Med-Tech Malta Show from November 6–8! With over 3000 distinguished guests and industry leaders expected at the MCC, this edition promises even more grandeur.
Early bird tickets are available for various categories, including Standard, Premium, Platinum, Local HCP, and Pre-graduate Students. Startups aiming to showcase innovations can secure a spot at the Startup Village and participate in the Med-Tech Start-Up Pitch.
In 2024, we’re kicking off in Dubai at the Intercontinental Dubai Festival City. Join us for engaging discussions, dynamic start-up pitches, and valuable investor insights. Secure your tickets now for this exclusive gathering in the vibrant city of Dubai.
Looking beyond, the Med-Tech World Summit is expanding its horizons with new events in Barcelona and Berlin, introducing fresh landscapes for the exchange of ideas and transformative developments in the dynamic field of medical technology.
Join us in shaping the future of healthcare technology, where ideas converge, innovations thrive, and transformative developments become a reality.
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