MedTech West Summit officially launched

Pictured at the official launch of MedTech West Summit, Stuart Dempsey, Founder MedTech West Summit, Fiona Neary, BioExel NUIG, with Peter Walsh, formerly Vice President Global Operations Medtronic, Sandra Ganly, BioExel NUIG and Kevin O’Reilly, formerly Vice President International Human Resources Boston Scientific.

Ireland’s vibrant medtech sector will be the focus for a new international conference in September when the inaugural MedTech West Summit takes place in Galway City.

The triumvirate of multinationals, indigenous SMEs and start-ups that make up the medtech community in Ireland will share a platform for a robust examination of the challenges and opportunities currently facing the sector.

The medtech sector is a thriving ecosystem in which State agencies, academic institutions and health bodies work closely with industry in an established regulatory environment.

This content-driven conference will follow a live stage format and examine the key challenges and opportunities facing the medtech sector in Ireland and internationally.

Kenny Deery, Galway Chamber with Emer Joyce, EY and Stuart Dempsey, MedTech West Summit

The conference agenda includes sessions on the evolving relationship between multinationals and SMEs; leadership and transformational change; achieving enterprise excellence; and the challenges and opportunities facing the start-up ecosystem in Ireland.

Peter Walsh, MedTech West Summit

A number of speakers have been confirmed to date, including:

  • Peter Walsh, former Vice President of Global Operations with Medtronic
  • Sandra Ganly, Medtech Director with BioExel
  • Kevin O’Reilly, former Vice President of International Human Resources, Boston Scientific

A number of official partners for the event have also been confirmed to date, with further announcements over the coming months. Amongst those confirmed are Arthur Cox, one of Ireland’s largest law firms; EY, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services; the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI); and NUI Galway.

The west of Ireland is an internationally renowned medical device cluster. With Galway’s continued position as the centre of Irish medtech, MedTech West Summit co-founder Stuart Dempsey says that the location of the conference was always set for the west.

“There was strong consensus across the board regarding where to hold the conference. Galway is recognised globally as a leading medtech hub with some of the most important multinational and indigenous companies based here.”

MedTech West Summit takes place at the Galmont Hotel & Spa in Galway City on September 11, 2019. More information is available at   

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