Hosted by Katharina Janus of the Center for Healthcare Management at Columbia University, Alan Weil of Health Affairs, and Bernadette Klapper of the Robert Bosch Stiftung the 5th Forum was held June 9-10, 2016 at the Capital Residence of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in Berlin on “Learning from each other – scaling ideas up to the next level”.

The Forum is specifically designed to allow participants to cross-fertilize ideas and visions thanks to the interactive format. Crossing boundaries to include various perspectives and different takes on how to change cultures and behaviors when being faced with common strategic and operational challenges was at the core of the 5th Forum.

The two-day global event featured  top academics, industry leaders, and healthcare providers, leading C.E.O.s and other experts who shared cutting-edge research and hands-on case studies.

Two fundamental elements distinguished this singular event: First, the Forum is oriented towards defining how the industry will look like in ten years and developing a forward-looking vision and roadmap to improve the organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare. Diverse leaders from various countries who face the same challenges shared their experiences on a personal level and worked jointly on solutions.

To complement and build on those insights, we seek to encourage active dialogue among global leaders to brainstorm about tomorrow’s world. Therefore, PowerPoints wer not allowed at our Forum, and people talked to each other face-to-face, moderated by our experts.

Many of the insights and findings discussed at the conference are covered in the Health Affairs Blog – the leading journal of the health sphere – and on See virtual broadcasting for summary results, reports and impressions.

What was on stage? Check out the updated and extended agenda.

Who was on stage? Check out our global faculty and distinguished speakers.

What’s new this time?

In 2015, we launched our Global Institute that will handle all our member services and forums in the future. If you would like to gain access to the Center’s knowledge resources and archives only please join us as an individual member by registering in our member area. Members will receive a discount on the registration for the annual Forum, which opens in September. Please note that you have to be a member to be eligible for the discount.

The Center’s Global Institute also offers corporate memberships at different levels (platinum, gold, silver, bronze) that include a more comprehensive set of benefits throughout the year as well as a certain number of annual Forum registrations. We are only taking on a limited number of sponsors & members per year to keep our interaction at a personal level and ensure equal representation of stakeholder perspectives. We welcome the opportunity to chat with you in more detail about how a potential package best fits your organizational needs.

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