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28 September 2021 - 30 September 2021
World of Health Care & Health~Holland Visitors Programme
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Open until 30 September 2021

What to expect from the 2021 edition?

Boasting 300 international participants from 40+ countries, the 2021 World of Health Care is sure to be a truly inspirational event. Each day will provide ample opportunities for networking and collaboration. Also, both Dutch and international stakeholders will be able to join plenary sessions and actively search for partners via our B2B matchmaking platform.

In order to ensure global participants get the most out of the experience, each day will have a morning session for the Eastern hemisphere and an afternoon session for the Western hemisphere. Where the former will predominantly focus on Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Africa and Europe, the latter will largely target North, South, and Latin America. Depending on the topics and areas that interest you, you can build you own program for each day of the event.

The Dutch Approach: How a world-renowned health system faces big challenges

Day 1 of our 2021 event will spotlight how we in the Netherlands are coping with some of healthcare’s biggest challenges. How are we addressing the trends driving healthcare’s transformation on a national level? How are we improving organization efficiency both within and outside Dutch institutions? How are we facilitating healthy living and personal autonomy for our ageing population? Lastly, what strengths do we have as a nation that can help improve healthcare for our international neighbours?

Key local opinion leaders from both the public and private sector will share their views about all of the above and more while making their cases through inspiring and innovative examples.

Keynote speakers on day 1:

  • Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer, Royal Philips
  • Prof. Dr. Ernst Kuiper, CEO, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam
  • Carmen van Vilsteren, Chair, Health~Holland
  • Micha van Lin, Director, Task Force Health Care (moderator)
    To be confirmed:
  • Speaker, Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sports of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Co-Creating Solutions

On Day 2 and 3, we will explore some practical solutions for many of today’s biggest healthcare problems. Both Dutch stakeholders and their international counterparts will present and discuss how their individual efforts contribute to the future-proofing of global healthcare initiatives. Sessions will be focused on the following topics:

- Accessible Healthcare for All
- Organizational Efficiency
- Workforce Sustainability
- Building Accessible Healthcare for All
- Affordable Diagnosis & Treatment for Institutional Care
- Healthy Living & Ageing in Personal Environment

Note: Wherever relevant, a more regional focus will be applied

Keynote speakers on day 2 & 3:

  • Nico van Meeteren, Executive Director, Health~Holland
  • Hans Schikan, Member of the Board, Health~Holland & Special Envoy for Vaccines, Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sports
  • Micha van Lin, Director, Task Force Health Care (moderator)
  • Nico Schiettekatte, Counselor for Health, Welfare & Sport, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in China
  • Edwin Maarseveen, Counselor for Health, Welfare and Sport, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United States (tbc)
  • More will follow!

Click here for a more detailed timetable.

Organised by


Argentina 6
Belgium 5
Brazil 12
Canada 8
China 1
Colombia 12
Côte d'Ivoire 1
Ethiopia 4
Finland 3
France 1
Germany 3
Ghana 1
China (Hong Kong) 6
Hungary 3
India 6
Indonesia 16
Ireland 1
Israel 3
Italy 1
Japan 1
Kenya 10
Kuwait 1
Malaysia 19
Mexico 6
Netherlands 79
Nigeria 4
Norway 1
Panama 4
Poland 3
Qatar 2
Romania 6
Serbia 1
Singapore 4
South Africa 5
Spain 1
Sweden 1
Switzerland 3
Taiwan 1
Thailand 5
Uganda 2
Ukraine 9
United Kingdom 7
United States 9
Viet Nam 6
Total 283