March 7, 2019 HCMatColumbia

Enlighten Yourself this September in the City of Lights – Registration for the Center’s 8th Business Forum is now open

Do you know why Paris is called the City of Lights? Paris is a gorgeous city that glows every night – 20,000 light bulbs are charged with the task of lighting up the Eiffel tower and there are more than 296 illuminated sites to enjoy when the sun sets. But the legacy of Paris is much more than just sparkle and shine. Paris was the birthplace of the Age of Enlightenment and was known as a center of education and ideas throughout Europe. The city inspired poets, philosophers, engineers and scientists. The stethoscope, hairdryer and the calculator are just some of the wonders invented in Paris. Of course, the fact that Paris adopted street lighting much earlier than other cities did help the nickname of ‘City of Lights’ stick. But it has less to do with wattage and more to do with intellectual prowess.

In this spirit of enlightenment, we invite you to join us for the Center’s 8th Business Forum “Money and people – the currencies of healthcare” to be held on September 11-13, 2019 at the Columbia University Global Center in Paris.

The Forum is designed for global executives in healthcare business and strategy to discuss the latest developments, challenges and opportunities shaping the industry. Working hand-in-hand with leading thinkers from around the world, the event provides attendees with an ideal forum for personal connections as well as rigorous analysis and foresight.
This year we will dedicate one entire day to “people” and healthcare professionals in particular and one day to “money” and finance in general. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • What will the future shape of the healthcare workforce look like? How will roles & responsibilities change?
  • What’s the continued impact of health information technology and artificial intelligence on healthcare organizations and employee engagement?
  • Money flows where incentives are high-powered and transparency is low. Are we paying for better care or carefully designed management tools?
  • Are ventures in healthcare the adventures of the future patient?
  • Is private equity driving managerial decision-making?
  • What are trends in market access, finance and drug pricing and how does policy impact implementation strategies?

The Forum – now in its 8th year – has been conceived to help the world’s top healthcare executives seize the moment. Previous participants rave about the interactive, content-rich and personal experience:

Executives are invited personally and represent all stakeholder perspectives. The total number of participants is limited to ensure effective networking and matchmaking opportunities in a confidential setting. About 50% of participants join us from the United States, 40% from Europe and about 10% from Asia and the Middle East. Please read about our past forums and contact us if you would like to get involved as a sponsor or partner of the forum.

If you would like to join them and others in becoming a partner of the next Forum please inquire regarding sponsoring opportunities at Space is limited and participation by invitation only. You may contact us directly at to request your personal registration. Individual registration including meals and materials is € 995. Attend the 8th Forum with your organization to identify new trends and incorporate them into future products and strategies necessary for success in a market of shifting US and EU priorities.

More on the 8th Forum follows soon – stay tuned @HCMatColumbia!