BIAC Presents

Forum on Innovation in Health and Well-Being

3 - 4 May 2016

Paris, France—OECD Headquarters

About This Event

Join us for a unique, cross-industry, multi-stakeholder event

This forum will showcase different private sector industries’ contributions in these fields. Interactive panel discussions will explore on-the-ground projects and new solutions.


Browse our current agenda with confirmed speakers to the event. We will be uploading new speakers regularly, so please check back soon for further speaker updates.

Day 1—3rd May 2016—Innovation in Well-Being

1:30-2 pm




2:10 pm

Keynote “Why Well-being Matters for People and Business”

  • Dr. Scott Ratzan, Vice Chair, BIAC Health Committee, and Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, AB In Bev
2:30 pm—4 pm

Business Innovation: Meeting Changing Consumers’ & Societal Needs

Different industry sectors are evolving their product and services portfolios to deliver innovations in nutrition, packaging, and responsible marketing to enable healthier lifestyles. This panel will showcase initiatives in product formulation, responsible marketing, and discuss ways in which businesses are responding to consumer and societal needs.

  • Jan Derck van Karnebeek, Chief Commercial Officer, Heineken
  • Jon Woods, General Manager, Great Britain and Ireland, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Robin Nuttall, Principal, McKinsey Global Institute
  • Dr. Jörg Spieldenner, Head of Public Health Nutrition, Nestlé Research Center


4—4:30 pm

Coffee and Networking

4:30—6 pm

Improving well-being: physical activity, wellness, and education programs 

Employers offer a great variety of wellness programs that reduce risk factors for disease and encourage healthy lifestyles. Additionally, leading community and academic experts design and engage in wellness programs to improve healthy behaviors. This panel will share insights on how wellness programs can have a positive impact on productivity.

  • Catherine Carty, Manager, UNESCO Chair for Inclusive Fitness, Sport, and Recreation
  • Paul Kelly, Director, Food and Drink Industry Ireland, Ibec
  • Jessica Paredes, Director of Community Services, Fundación de Investigaciones Sociales, Mexico
  • Martin Seibold, Managing Director, Fitness First UK

Dinner—Les Salons de l’Hôtel des Arts et Métiers—9 bis, avenue d’Iéna

7:30—9:30 pm

Special intervention: Dr. Derek Yach, Chief Health Officer, The Vitality Group Inc.

Day 2—4th May 2016—Innovation in Health Care


Registration and Welcome Coffee


Keynote: Winning the Fight against Disease

  • The Honorable Suresh Kumar, Member of Sanofi Executive Committee and Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Sanofi

Achieving Efficient and Sustainable Healthcare Systems

This panel will discuss how stakeholders can cooperate and use key technologies, including big data, telemedicine, electronic health records, and wearables, among others, to improve patient health outcomes and maintain nancial sustainability of healthcare systems.

  • Nicole Denjoy, Secretary General, COCIR
  • Guy Eiferman, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Services and Solutions, MSD
  • Anders Lönnberg, National Life Sciences Coordinator, Government of Sweden
  • Johan Vos, Deputy Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Disease International

Coffee and Networking


Promoting Access to New Technologies

Access to new technologies has the potential to signi cantly reduce disease burden for chronic diseases. This panel will discuss the multi-stakeholder solutions, including payment and funding schemes, which can improve access and promote innovation.

  • Richard Bergström, Director General, EFPIA
  • Francesca Colombo, Head of Health Division, OECD
  • Johanna Ralston, Chief Executive Officer, World Heart Federation
  • Dr. Ken Thorpe, Executive Director, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

The Future of Innovation

The innovation ecosystem is changing, and nding ways to address current and future global health challenges. This concluding panel will explore how to achieve a broader policy framework that enables multiple stakeholders to achieve better patient and health outcomes.

  • Margaret Kyle, Professor of Economics, MINES ParisTech
  • Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director, Science, Technology, and Innovation Directorate, OECD
  • Dr. Bernard Prigent, Head of Medical Affairs Europe, Pfizer Inc.
  • Dr. Carrie Wollinetz, Director, Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health

Concluding Remarks


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Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Wednesday, 4 May 2016

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Paris, France—OECD Headquarters
2 Rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris
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