Seminar Two – Supplying to Health: The Changing Nature of Health Procurement in Victoria

When:  Jun 21, 2023 from 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM (ET)

Local procurement has long been a subject of interest to the Healthtech Industry in Victoria. The event is designed to engage with industry and government about the key drivers and barriers to increased local procurement. The reasons for local procurement may be driven by increased bio-security, improved economic development, maintenance and improvement of our manufacturing skills and capabilities and support for start-ups to secure local sales in the early stages of their commercialisation journey.

Join thought leaders and experts as they explore what can be done to strengthen local procurement regarding healthtech, what is the status quo, what is needed and how do we get there?

This event will provide insights into local health procurement policy and future needs of the healthcare system. Our expert panel will discuss opportunities for local suppliers in the health system including around sustainability and supply chain resilience. Key topics include access to information, regulatory compliance, cost considerations, and capacity constraints. Participants will gain practical strategies for navigating these barriers and learn about successful case studies of companies that have developed innovative solutions to address health system challenges.

This event will inspire health technology companies to develop market ready solutions, promote networking with potential partners, and provide insights into how to navigate health procurement complexities while providing benefits for the organisation and the economy in a sustainable manner.

Who should attend?

  • Medtech manufacturers, supply chain partners, SMEs, startups and industry service providers
  • Medical technology executives developing and/or manufacturing products for market
  • Health services professionals seeking to improve knowledge and expertise in medical devices and diagnostics
  • CEOs, CSOs, CTOs, procurement leads, product developers, product designers, engineers, scientists and researchers.

Seminar Two details:

Date: Wednesday 21 June 2023
Time (AEST):
3:45 pm: Guest arrival and registration
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Presentations and Q&A
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Networking (In person only)

Hybrid – In person and online
Swinburne Studio, ACMI, Federation Square, Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne VIC 3000

Tracey Shearer, Managing Director, August Consulting

Guest speakers:
Paul Callahan, Manager, Supply Chain Surety, HealthShare Victoria
Dr Kean Kuan, Chief Medical Officer, Lucidus Health, Chief Medical Officer, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
Helen Cameron, National Sales Manager, OPC Health

Closing remarks:
 Shelley Jackson, Director, Australian Medtech Manufacturing Center, Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions

In-person: Members $85; Non Members $175
Online: Members $25; Non Members $45

This seminar series is delivered in partnership with AMMC– an initiative of the Victorian Government

Cancellation Policy

In-person registration:
Full refund given up to 7 days prior to the event
No refunds within 7 days of the event

Online registration:
Full refund given up to 3 days prior to the event
No refunds within 3 days of the event

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Swinburne Studio, ACMI, Federation Square
Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets
Melbourne, VIC 3000