Upcoming events

Find our up-to-date event calender on the Health~Holland website. Here, you can find a selection of events.

Highlighted events


23 July 2018 - AIDS Conference 'Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges'


17 September 2018 - Gene Therapy Partnering Day
25 September 2018 - Business Developers Programme for Life Sciences - Course
26 September 2018 - International Visitors Programme
27 September 2018 - World of Health Care
28 September 2018 - Kick-off meeting self-management


1 October 2018 - FIGON Dutch Medicines Days
2 October 2018 - 3rd Annual Meeting InSciTe 'Increasing Impact'
4 October 2018 - Innovation Expo 2018 - Global Challenges, Dutch Solutions
9 October 2018 - Life Sciences & Health in Germany
10 October 2018 - BIO Japan 2018
12 October 2018 - Influenza Vaccination Conference
24 October 2018 - The 49th Union World Conference on lung health


1 November 2018 - Lygature Partnership MeetUp
5 November 2018 - BIO-Europe Copenhagen
8 November 2018 - Mobile Healthcare Event
12 November 2018 - Medica
13 November 2018 - Show me the Money
14 November 2018 - Young Talent 2018: Artificial Intelligence
29 November 2018 - Dutch Life Sciences Conference in Leiden


12 December 2018 - Manifesto of the Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres

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The foremost life sciences business network event in the Netherlands

New edition of Innovation for Health 2019

The premier Dutch LSH event were key players shape the future of healthcare

On Thursday 14 February 2019, the sixth edition of Innovation for Health will be organised in Rotterdam. Innovation for Health is the premier Life Sciences and Health conference in the Netherlands, providing the ultimate opportunity to meet key players from the sector and catch up on the latest trends. Join and meet Top Sector LSH as main partner of the event and see what it can bring you.

Sneak peak of the 2019 programme

The upcoming conference will feature inspiring presentations from, amongst others, Markwin Velders (Kite Pharma), Henk van Houten (Philips), Arthur Lahr (Kiadis) and Eline Vrijland-van Beest (NightBalance), various innovative pitches, a vibrant exhibition floor and ample networking opportunities.

Meet investors

Additionally, the Global Investor Forum (GIF) will be back at the 2019 edition of Innovation for Health. The GIF facilitates private capital match with promising investment-ready biomed and healthcare start-ups, scale-ups and tech transfer opportunities.The investor forum offers an excellent platform for leading VCs and entrepreneurs and CEOs of innovative companies to meet each other, to discuss investment opportunities, to expand and to strengthen their business network for future partnerships.

Interested to join?

Innovation for Health is now offering early-bird fees for both participation packages (until 15 August) and delegate tickets (until 1 October). For more information visit the Innovation for Health website.

Get inspired by watching the 2018 event film below. 

World of Health Care goes to Rotterdam

Meet high-level decision makers in international healthcare during the World of Health Care

Ready to learn about global & local health trends, challenges and opportunities in an interactive manner? Network, share knowledge and be inspired! Visit the World of Health Care (WoHC), one of the largest and most inspiring ‘congresstivals’ in the Netherlands.

Meet high-level decision makers in international healthcare from twelve different countries during WoHC. This congresstival, organised for key players in the Life Sciences & Health sector with a global view, will take place on the 27 September 2018 at the RDM Submarine Wharf in Rotterdam. Over 4000m2 filled with inspiration and interaction will bring you inspiring keynotes, co-create sessions, country meet ups, excellent workshops, matchmaking garden, a pitch event, the Expo and even food trucks and all day music! Enjoy low ticket prices and get your tickets now via the WoHC website.

Innovation Expo 2018 - Global Challenges, Dutch Solutions

Registration for the Innovation Expo 2018 is now open!

October 4th 2018 will be the day: the RDM Submarine Wharf in Rotterdam South will be transformed into one big Living Lab! Experience, view, and be a part of the more than 150 innovations at the Innovation Expo, on the RDM grounds, the number one innovation hot spot in the port of Rotterdam.

Taking innovations further, realising breakthroughs, and thus contributing to the social challenges we are facing in our country and in the world, that is the ambition of the Innovation Expo 2018. With this biennial event, the government provides the business community, research institutes, NGO’s, and government bodies a platform to bring innovations into the limelight before a broad national and international audience.

During the IE2018, in addition to experiencing high-profile innovations, you will make contact with the innovation network of investors, businesses, and policymakers. Become inspired during one of the more than 40 sessions. Attend the interesting keynote presentations by speakers such as Mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb and Louise Fresco, Chair of the Governing Board of Wageningen University & Research Centre.

Before and during the event, the special networking app will put you in touch with interesting discussion partners. The app will also provide you with personalised tips for innovations and sessions that you really should not miss. If you plan to use the app, please indicate so upon registering.

Do not miss this opportunity and register at the Innovation Expo website. Here you will get a first impression of the innovations and the day’s schedule.