Another successful edition of the European Value-Based Procurement Conference

Posted on 11.12.2023

The 5th European Value-Based Procurement Conference took place today in Brussels. The Conference was organised by the Value-based Procurement Community of Practice and supported by the European Health Public Procurement Alliance (EHPPA), the European Regional and Local Health Authorities (EUREGHA), Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and MedTech Europe. 

The conference’s fifth edition was dedicated to “Navigating the VBP challenges and reaching destination – from awareness to application”. Through a series of workshop-type sessions led by experts, the participants discussed the importance of Value-based Procurement in the purchase of medical technologies and the related challenges of such approach (such as legal constraints, data collection, and stakeholders’ management).  

The event welcomed more than 110 participants from different fields – procurement organisations, healthcare organisations, regional health authorities, and the medical technology industry, all interested in Value-based Procurement.  

Value-based Procurement (VBP) is an innovative procurement approach that supports patient-centric, high quality and affordable healthcare. Applying VBP leads to the most economically advantageous purchasing by awarding a contract based on what citizens, health systems, health actors and society value. VBP is a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach providing solutions to enable efficient and effective health care of value to all. It also brings opportunities to address the key challenges of provider-supplier relationships. 

The conference presentations and the post-event report will soon be available on the conference website.