29th June, 2023


29th June, 2023


2022 Industry Programme

Location: Industry Room


09:00 – 10:00: NHS Main Plenary


10:00 – 11:00: MedTech and Diagnostics Regulation and Innovation – Regulation update

Chair Andrew Davidson, MediWales Director

Medical Devices and Diagnostics. With IMDRF on the horizon as well as the MHRA looking to participate this will be a valuable forward looking discussion. MHRA/ABHI session

British Invitro Diagnostics Association – Ashleigh Batchen, Regulatory Affairs

Accelerating Innovation Through Regulation – Element Materials Technology – Micheal Kipping, Director, Medical Technologies EMEAA


11:00 – 11:30: BREAK


11:30 – 13:30: Finance, Funding and Business Support

Chair – Welsh Government

Development Bank Wales – Richard Thompson, Senior Investment Executive

Innovate UK – Dr David Cunnah, National Manager for Wales

Mercia Asset Mangement – Rafael Joseph, Investment Manager

Company case studies – IQ Endoscope – Matt Ginn, CEO and Ceryx Medical – Stuart Plant, CEO

Welsh Government support including International Trade (Medica/Arab Health/Bio Convention US) and Business support for companies


13:30 – 14:30: Lunch, Exhibition and Networking


14:30 – 15:30: NHS Main Plenary


15:30 – 16:30: UK Market Access, Procurement and NHS Supply Chain

Chair – Pete Phillips, Surgical Material Testing Laboratories, NWSSP 

Discussion around the social value, UK resilience, decarbonisation and value based procurement. The session will aim to explain the various types of evidence and data that manufacturers may need to be able to win business with the Welsh NHS.  It will cover test data, standard and regulatory compliance, NICE guidance, Health Technology Assessments (HTAs), and national initiatives such as the National Joint Registry.

Association British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) – Andrew Davies,  Digital Health Lead

Procurement, NWSSP – Wyn Owens, Medical/Clinical Sourcing

Procurement, NWSSP Surgical Material Testing Laboratories – Dr James Evans, Research Manager

CEDAR, Cardiff &Vale Health Board – Rhys Morris, Director


17:00 – Close