World Health Summit 2015

Federal Foreign Office
Unterwasserstraße 10
10117 Berlin, Germany

September 2015

Bringing you updates on these topics:

- High-Ranking Speakers from all Health-Related Sectors
- Program: Ceremonial Opening and Closing
- WHS Startup Track: The Finalists
- WHS Night
- WHS Partner-Specials

High-Ranking Speakers from all Health-Related Sectors attending the WHS

(in alphabetical order)

Policy Makers

Ministers of Health

- Saïd Aïdi
  (Republic of Tunisia)
- El Hossein El Ouardi
  (Kingdom of Morocco)
- Hermann Gröhe
  (Federal Republic of Germany)
- Dorcas Makgato
  (Republic of Botswana)


- John J. Kirton
  (Director, G7 Research Group, Canada)
- Samba Sow
  (Director, Centre for Vaccine Development, Mali)
- Lothar H. Wieler
  (President, Robert Koch Institute, Germany)
- Otmar D. Wiestler
  (President of the Helmholtz Association, Germany)

Private Sector

- Joseph Jimenez
  (Chief Executive Officer, Novartis)
- Freda C. Lewis-Hall
  (Chief Medical Officer, Executive Vice President, Pfizer)
- Mitchell Morris
  (Global Leader, Health Care, Deloitte)
- Luka Mucic
  (Chief Financial & Operating Officer, SAP SE)
- Robert Sebbag
  (Vice President, Access to Medicine, Sanofi)

Civil Society

- Joe Cerrell
  (Managing Director, Global Policy and Advocacy,
  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA)

- Katie Dain
  (Executive Director, The NCD Alliance, Switzerland)
- Norbert Hauser
  (Chair of the Board, The Global Fund, Switzerland)
- Debra Jones
  (Director and UN Representative, New York
  Advocacy Office, Save the Children, USA)

Further high-ranking WHS 2015 speakers - including Nobel Prize laureates and CEOs - have been portraied in recent newsletters and are detailed in our Speakers Section >>>

Program: Ceremonial Opening and Closing

Opening Ceremony & Reception

Chaired by the WHS Presidents Shunichi Fukuhara (Kyoto, Japan) and Detlev Ganten (Berlin, Germany), distinguished speakers will open the World Health Summit 2015 with keynote lectures, informed by their field of expertise:

- Hermann Gröhe
  (Federal Minister for Health, Germany)
- Margaret Chan
  (Director General, WHO, Switzerland)
- Victor J. Dzau
  (President, National Academy of Medicine, USA)
- Birgit König
  (CEO, Allianz AG, Germany)

Closing Ceremony:
Global Health Security - M8 Alliance Statement

To achieve a world that is safe from infectious diseases, we need to promote global health security as an international priority. This spirit will permeate the M8 Statement, concluding the seventh World Health Summit. Speakers will be:

- Shunichi Fukuhara
  (WHS President)
- Detlev Ganten
  (WHS President)
- Wolfgang Ischinger
  (Chairman, Munich Security Conference, Germany)
- Luiz Loures
  (Deputy Executive Director, UNAIDS, Switzerland)

Please follow this link for a comprehensive program overview >>>

WHS Startup Track: The Finalists

More than 70 startups from 17 countries, presenting novel approaches for improving health, applied to present their ideas and business models at the World Health Summit 2015.

Honoring the great expertise and creativity of these young companies, the jury invited 30 startups to the WHS - including 10 finalists that will pitch their ideas on Monday, Oct 12, at 13:00 in the Europasaal.

Please follow this link to learn more about the chosen startups >>>

WHS Night

Date: October 12
Opening: 18:30
Beginning: 19:00
Location: Allianz Forum, Pariser Platz 6, 10117 Berlin

After two days of intense work with fellow World Health Summit participants from all over the world, take an evening to relax at our social event, the WHS Night.

Snacks and drinks will be served, whilst a DJ will satisfy the needs of those who wish to dance! A shuttle service will be available for transportation between the Summit venue and the Allianz Forum, where the WHS Night will be hosted.

Tickets are available for 39 Euros. Please follow this link to purchase your ticket >>>

WHS Partner-Specials


Handelsblatt Global Edition, the English digital version of Germany’s No.1 business and finance daily, offers op-eds from opinion leaders, interviews with CEOs of the most powerful companies, and for WHS newsletter-readers a 33% discount on a 1-year-subscription >>>

Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster, produced an intriguing multilingual WHS TV special, airing on September 27, 2015, 21:30 UTC. Don't miss features on fighting antimicrobial resistances; big data; and educating future health professionals.


As one of the oldest and most prestigious car rental companies worldwide, Sixt rent a car offers WHS participants an exclusive discount of up to 15% >>>


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