APRIL 8, 2024

David Lawson Appointed Chairman of Procurement Conference at EBME Expo

The EBME Expo is thrilled to announce David Lawson, Director of Medical Technology at the Department of Health and Social Care, as the appointed Chairman for its upcoming Procurement Conference. After an immensely successful inaugural event last year, the Procurement Conference is set to return for its second year, promising to draw in NHS supply chain staff, procurement professionals, and key buyers.

David is a pivotal figure in the healthcare sector. He is the government's policy lead on Medical Technology, spearheading the implementation of the Government's first-ever Medical Technology Strategy, unveiled in February of the previous year. His portfolio of key initiatives showcases a commitment to innovation and efficiency in healthcare procurement and technology.These initiatives include the Design for Life programme, which champions a circular economy, and the Value Based Procurement Methodology for MedTech procurement, ensuring value for money and patient-centered outcomes are at the heart of procurement decisions.

David's career is distinguished not only by his current role but also by his previous 21 years as Chief Procurement Officer at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, where he was a double recipient of the Supply Chain Excellence Award in 2008 and 2021. His extensive experience and accolades underscore his qualifications to chair the Procurement Conference at this year's EBME Expo.

The conference aims to bridge the gap between NHS supply chain staff, procurement professionals, and key buyers, creating a platform for dialogue, learning, and networking. With the success of last year's event, the 2024 Procurement Conference is poised to further cement its place as a must-attend event for professionals in the field, driving forward the conversation on procurement excellence in the healthcare sector.

Attendees can look forward to a dynamic agenda under David's leadership, focusing on the latest trends, challenges, and innovations in medical technology procurement. The event will serve as a catalyst for fostering partnerships and formulating strategies that align with the evolving needs of the healthcare industry.

Register your FREE attendance here and be a part of this transformative event! 

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