August 28, 2015 - August 28, 2015 | ITC Maurya Sheraton (Diplomatic Enclave), New Delhi

August 28, 2015 | ITC Maurya Sheraton (Diplomatic Enclave), New Delhi

UL is partnering with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to organize the 8th Medical Technology Conference at ITC Maurya Sheraton in New Delhi on August 28, 2015.

Themed “A $50 Billion Medical Technology Industry: Making it Happen in India”, the conference aims to lay the roadmap for India to become one of the largest med-tech hubs by 2025, while exploring opportunities across sales, innovation and manufacturing. The conference will discuss the initiatives needed to accelerate the growth trajectory of the medical technology industry and identify actionable interventions. The roadmap will be addressed with special reference to:

  • Making India a manufacturing and export hub—translating dreams into reality
  • Developing an innovation ecosystem to improve accessibility
  • Setting up an enabling regulatory framework—National Medical Device Policy
  • Reviewing adverse regulations that undermine the “Make in India” initiative
  • Instituting policies that enable and reward innovation
  • Streamlining and incentivizing investments into the manufacturing infrastructure
  • Facilitating trans-border partnerships to bridge capability gaps

Leading policy makers, innovation leaders, international medical technology forums and industry participants will share what has changed in their perception of the industry as a whole, as well as the key policy changes they plan to implement in the short to medium term. A leading policy maker from the World Health Organization (WHO) will draw parallels from other markets to help shape the roadmap. Panels at the conference will elaborate on areas in which the Indian government’s health policy needs to consider medical technology. The panelists will deliberate on incentives to promote low-cost manufacturing, R&D, exports and reduction of regulatory and policy barriers.

At the conference, UL will share insights from its extensive experience in global markets. UL’s in-depth expertise in standards, testing and quality assurance for markets worldwide will help India’s medical technology industry to gain access to global markets. Mr. Suresh Sugavanam, Vice President and Managing Director for UL South Asia, will address the plenary sessions and panels.