Hospitalog Asia 2023

2-day Conference and Site Visit

Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi
 is a flagship hospital from Principal Healthcare company, located on the strategic area of Bangna - Trad Road nearby Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, and provides medical services for both outpatients and inpatients in the capacity of 200 beds by physicians and multidisciplinary medical personnel from various specialists.

The hospital is well-equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities for accurate diagnostics with highly effective treatment. In addition, the hospital recently received several accreditation and awards from international organizations; such as Gold Seal Approval from JCI, Secondary Hospital of the Year from Healthcare Asia Awards, HIMSS analytics EMRAM Stage 6, GHA Covid-19 for Medical Travel Programme and Hospital Accreditation Level 2 from Healthcare Accreditation Institute.

Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi, along with healthcare businesses under Principal Healthcare Co., Ltd., stays true to the policy of focusing on medical quality, service mobility, and compassionate care. We provide medical treatment services in all major clinical fields.
  Day 1, Tuesday, 4th July 2023

08:00 Morning Coffee & Registration
09:00 Chairman’s Welcome Address
Steven Yeo, Managing Consultant, Innovative Care
  Morning Keynote Addresses
09:15 Opening Keynote Address
Update on the health and hospital industry in Thailand post pandemic
Deputy Chief/Director, Ministry of Health, Thailand (tbc)
09:45 Keynote Address 1
Next-Gen Hospital Ecosystems
  • What is Next-Gen Hospital Ecosystems?
  • Why do we need the Ecosystems?
  • Key Benefits of Hospital Ecosystems
  • Summary
Danairat Thanabodithammachari, Digital Transformation & Enterprise Architecture, Principal Healthcare Company
10:15 Keynote Address 2
Dr Athiwat Noiprasit, Managing Director, Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi
10:45 Morning Coffee & Networking Opportunity
11:15 The Evolving Policy Landscape in Australia – Cooperation across the Sector for an Outcomes-focused, sustainable Health System
The policy, funding and regulation of Australia’s health system involves shared roles between the Federal and State/Territory governments, with service delivery largely undertaken by the state and territory governments and the non-government sector. Over time, intergovernmental agreements relating to health have evolved the roles and responsibilities of different tiers of government. However, they have typically centred on the funding of public hospitals first and foremost. With unsustainable demand on hospitals, such a hospital-centric focus is recognised as undermining the ability of health systems to provide universal health care. Hospitals must not only shift to better integrate care for people with chronic and complex conditions, but support the shift upstream to prevention, health promotion and reducing inequities. This presentation will discuss how the Australian system must come together to improve outcomes and ensure sustainability of the health system. Through a series of case examples, it will highlight challenges faced and the actions necessary, not only within health, but intersectorally, across education, housing, labour, trade, finance and social welfare.
Kylie Woolcock, CEO, Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association (Virtual Presentation)
11:45 Keynote Panel Session
Trends and opportunities that will drive healthcare in Asia over the next decade
  • Fully Integrated Digital Solutions in Hospital Logistics
  • Establishing a central hub for efficient management
  • Promote increased economic efficiency and improve patient safety
  • Integrated solutions to automate processes and procedures
Moderator: Dr Nipit Piravej, Managing Partner, Bangkok Healthcare
Danairat Thanabodithammachari, Digital Transformation & Enterprise Architecture, Principal Healthcare Company
Dr Athiwat Noiprasit, Managing Director, Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi
Lawrence Koh, EVP, Group Procurement, Health Management International
Ang Xing Xian, CEO, CapBay
Cindy Chong, CEO/Founder, HorecaBid Sdn Bhd
12:30 Lunch & Networking Opportunity
  Transforming to Becoming a Smart Hospital
1:30 Business Intelligence in Healthcare Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management in a hospital plays a crucial role to transform its balance sheet from red to black. There are many touch points within Supply Chain that requires closer examination to improve services and reduce costs across the hospital. Creating that visibility in data management using business intelligence will help transform hospital supply chain re-defining its role and begin to execute value-added activities across all aspects of the value chain. Business intelligence may be a popular buzzword in the healthcare industry, as if it is the cure-all for all ailments in the clinical process. However, for it to yield the benefits that is expected to cut hidden costs, it needs to be properly managed. The 5 potential action points around BI are: supply data management; procurement; value analysis; sourcing and contracting.
Lawrence Koh, EVP, Group Procurement, Health Management International
2:00 Limitless Potential – What using Standardised Barcodes can mean for hospitals and their supply chains
  • The impact on patient outcomes and the supply chain
  • Trends from around the world – pre and post pandemic
  • Where next?  What are the latest developments?
Tania Snioch, Director, Healthcare Operations, GS1 Global
2:30 Evidence-based Medical Device Procurement Impacting Patient Safety
Healthcare services and operations are expanding to achieve greater effectiveness and efficiency. Many healthcare providers are moving towards adoption of new medical device which promise greater effectiveness in care outcomes, likewise operation management are leaning towards greater efficiency with seamless technology in communication and possible expansion of services through the availability of such technologies. This is inevitable.
  • Considerations that healthcare providers should look for when procuring innovative technology
  • Understanding the challenges related to process of adopting those technologies and decision making supported by evidence
  • Case studies of potential liabilities that could be incurred and the direct impact to care provider, patient outcome and patient safety
Eric Woo, Regional Director, ECRI APAC
3:30 Afternoon Tea and Networking Opportunity
4:00 Enhancing Post-Pandemic Patient Experience in Malaysia’s Healthcare Travel Ecosystem
Malaysia's healthcare travel industry has made a remarkable recovery, reaching 76% of its pre-pandemic revenue in 2022 alone. Gain insights into the post-pandemic patient experience within Malaysia's seamless healthcare travel ecosystem, highlighting safety measures, streamlined processes, and advanced technology adoption. With a focus on personalised care and elevating the patient experience, the sector aims to meet evolving needs and uphold Malaysia’s reputation as a leading destination for healthcare travel.
Farizal Jaafar, Acting CEO, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council
4:30 Bringing Scientific Thinking to Life : An Introduction to Toyota Kata
Sylvain Landry,
Professor, Logistics and Operations Management Department
Director, Continuous Improvement Consulting and Support
Associate Director, Healthcare Management Hub
HEC Montreal, Canada
5:00 Close of Day 1
6:00 -
Networking Evening Drinks for All Participants

  Day 2, Wednesday, 5th July 2023

08:30 Morning Coffee
09:00 Chairman’s Address
Steven Yeo, Managing Consultant, Innovative Care
  Breakthrough Innovation and Technologies
9:15 Increase Cost Savings, Efficiency and Resilience in your Supply Chain with AI Powered e-Sourcing for Healthcare Industry
The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges for supply chains here in Malaysia and globally. Companies need to strengthen their supply chain strategies to become more resilient, collaborative, and networked with suppliers, and their internal and external stakeholders.
  • AI powered e-Sourcing and procurement collaborative platform
  • Comprehensive Supplier Evaluation and Performance tracking tools
  • Driving  cost savings
Cindy Chong, CEO/Founder,  HorecaBid Sdn Bhd
9:45 Optimising Supplies and Medical technology Cost
Whether it is peace time or pandemic situation, healthcare cost, supply chain inadequacy, cost of materials is challenging our healthcare system constantly. It is interesting that we have never been able to manage or keeping cost at bay. This presentation shares some published evidence of rising cost , even before pandemic, some of the actual reported healthcare cost issues, and some examples of procurement solution many healthcare organisation is moving towards. These solutions may not new in concept however the action initiatives within the solution can be revisited to drive effectiveness. Standardisation initiatives, adoption of technology driving data for better decision making, could potentially support cost management.
Eric Woo, Regional Director, ECRI APAC
10:15 Driving Efficiency and Collaboration: The Role of Sustainable Supply Chain Financing in Healthcare
  • Delving into the transformation potential of supply chain finance (SCF) and latest advancements in this critical area
  • Exploring key challenges faced by healthcare supply chains and its unique industry financing needs
  • Delivering a sustainable and transparent next level of financing with deep tier financing
  • Achieving sustainability ambitions with ESG-linked Vendor Development/Financing Program
  • Emerging technologies powering innovative SCF solutions
Ang Xing Xian, CEO, CapBay
10:45 Morning Coffee & Networking

The Incoming Care Migration: From Transactions in Bed to Relationships Across Systems
A vision of the future of healthcare that is focused on transforming the current healthcare system into a more efficient, accessible, and cost-effective model:

  • More care will be provided outside of hospitals than inside of them: This suggests a shift towards decentralized care, with an emphasis on outpatient services, preventive care, and community-based healthcare.
  • Smaller hospitals with a higher staff-to-patient ratio of AI augmented caregivers: advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and technology will augment healthcare providers, allowing them to deliver care more efficiently and effectively.
  • Focus on “relationships everywhere” rather than “transactions in buildings” This could involve increased use of telemedicine, remote monitoring, and personalized care plans.
  • Metrics shifting from “number of beds” to “units of care”: prioritising value-based over volume-based care
  • The combination of AI technology and human expertise could enable more precise and tailored healthcare interventions.
  • More accessible and affordable medical education
  • Research advancements and faster pharmaceutical development
  • Evolution of roles and increased workforce
  • Emphasis on process literacy and change leadership
  • Importance of regulatory and payer support
  • Expected outcomes

Brian de Francesca, CEO, Thumbay Health
Henry Chao,
Founder, Chao Associates

12:30 Lunch & Networking Opportunity
1:45 Site Visit
The site visit will include going through OPD facilities, namely Medical Clinics, Radiology, Rehabilitation Centre, Gastro-Intestinal Centre, and Health Screening. After OPD facilities participants will be taken to the IPD rooms. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit specific facilities i.e. Eye/ENT Clinics.
3:30 Afternoon Tea & Networking Opportunity
4:00 AI for Hospital Inventory and Smart Transportation
  • using real-world data to gain insights to improve health systems
  • AI and interoperability
Assoc.Prof. Duangpun Kritchanchai, PhD
Director of Center, Logistics Management and Healthcare Supply Chain (LogHealth)
Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University
5:00 Close of Day 2 & HospitaLog Asia 2023
  Outstanding Speaker Faculty including:

Opening Keynote Address:
Update on the health and hospital industry in Thailand post pandemic
Deputy Chief / Director, Ministry of Health, Thailand (tbc)
Hospital & Government:
Danairat Thanabodithammachari, Digital Transformation & Enterprise Architecture, Principal Healthcare Company

Danairat has more than 22 years of experience in both consulting and implementation services across multiple industries; Financial, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Public Sector. Danairat delivered a practical Enterprise Architecture and digital strategic transitioning roadmap, Digital Master Plan, Big Data initiatives for many large ASEAN enterprises.

With intensive software development background, Danairat completed delivering the key enterprise projects with millions users access from worldwide in various channels; Implemented Business Process Management(BPM) System and Content Management System(CMS) for Large Workflow Application Processing, Delivered Large Payment Gateway Portal Customer Services implementation integrating more than 50 of Enterprise Core Systems on SOA technology, Delivered Identity Management(IdM) and Enterprise Single Sign On(SSO) with governance process for more than 1,000 bank branches. Deliver Enterprise Architecture activities, Cloud Computing Architecture, Big Data and Strategic ICT Roadmap for many of ASEAN enterprises.

Danairat hold Master of Science, Information Technology (Distinguished Student, GPA 3.95) from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand. Danairat is also in the role of Board Member of Computer, Engineering institute of Thailand under H.M. The King’s Patronage, Certified Java Professional and TOGAF Silver.
Dr. Athiwat Noiprasit, Managing Director, Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi

Managing Director, Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi, Pewdee Aesthetic Co. Ltd, Principal NKG Co. Ltd
M.D., Faculty of Medicine (1st class honors), Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Diploma in Clinical Sciences (Internal Medicine), Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Master of Business Administration, Sukhothai Thammathirat University, Thailand

Dr. Athiwat Noiprasit starts his career by graduating from the Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University with First Class Honors, and later obtain the diploma of Internal Medicines from Chiang Mai University and fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology from Khon Kaen University. Apart from the healthcare field, Dr. Athiwat also obtained an MBA degree from Sukhothai Thammathirat University as well as various executive trainings, such as Senior Executive/Hospital Management Program by SASIN, ISO 9001:2000 series auditor/lead auditor by Thailand Productivity Institute, Certificate Course in Good Governance for Medical Executives by King Prajadhipok's Institute and the Medical Council of Thailand.

Throughout years in healthcare business, Dr. Athiwat utilize full capacity of his experiences starting from the lead person of pioneering international medical services in Bangkok Hospital Trat/Koh Chang in mid 2000s era, one of the first international medical services attempt outside Bangkok Metropolitan Area. Apart from international services, Dr. Athiwat also manage the quality system of the hospital which finally earns him the position of Assistant to Hospital Director and Deputy Hospital Director in 2010s, and later Hospital Director in Principal Healthcare Company in 2015 as a Hospital Director of Princ Paknampo Hospital in Nakhon Sawan. Later, Dr. Athiwat manages to supervise the Pitsanuvej group which consists 3 major hospitals in Central Thailand under Principal Healthcare Company.

With highly productive and adaptable background, Dr. Athiwat has been invited to manage Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi which considers the company’s flagship hospital during the COVID-19 crisis. Several collaborations and projects between the hospital and government sector has been established, such as Hospital Quarantine, Test & Go, Universal Coverage for COVID patients, and many more. Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi manages to get some profits even in the crisis time in which all international arrivals are sealed. The hospital also earned reputation after COVID period and manage to get the significant growth in the post-COVID era. Therefore, Dr. Athiwat is now achieving the new executive role of Chief Quality Officer and Managing Directors to several healthcare companies under Principal Healthcare.
Kylie Woolcock, CEO, Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association

Kylie Woolcock is Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, Australia’s national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare providers. Founded in 1946, it maintains its vision for an effective, innovative and sustainable health system where all Australians have equitable access to health care of the highest standard when and where they need it.

Ms. Woolcock has worked in the health sector for over 20 years, starting her career as a pharmacist, before moving her focus into health workforce development, health policy and reform. She is passionate about reorienting the health system to achieve the outcomes that matter for people and their communities.

Ms. Woolcock has extensive experience in the for-purpose sector, bringing the diverse views of stakeholders together with the evidence base to influence and effect change. She has worked with a range of health professions, service providers and governments; from a range of perspectives; and from a local region, national and international focus. She has postgraduate qualifications in health economics, artificial intelligence, training and management. She is a Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Health, Research – Public Health, Queensland University of Technology.
Dr Nipit Piravej, Managing Partner, Bangkok Healthcare

Dr.Piravej has a unique experience of working as top executive across healthcare value chain in the last 25 years. After a successful academic and clinical career at a leading medical teaching center in Bangkok, Dr.Piravej has established himself as a prominent leader in healthcare management in Thailand starting with a business turnaround mission in health insurance business (SVP-Medical Insurance and Corporate Planning Board, Ayudhya Allianz Life, 1996-2005), followed by a restructuring job for a multinational pharmaceutical trade organization (Founding CEO, PReMA, 2006-2007), then a strategic management role for a leading SET listed hospital group including development and launch of their new premium international hospital (Chief Corporate Officer and EXCOM and CEO World Medical Center, Bangkok Chain Hospital, 2008-2013). From 2014-2015, he was in management consulting (Managing Partner, Bangkok Healthcare) with a number of projects in Thailand and ASEAN region ranging from hospitals, health insurance, health & wellness services and telemedicine development. As the latest, he took up the leadership role to transform the health insurance business at the largest health insurer in Thai market with 50% market share (Director Healthcare Strategy & Management and EXCO, AIA Thailand, 2016-2019). Since 2020, he has been back to management consulting in health care, health insurance and health technology fields.

Across his career roles, he is also known as a champion of value-based healthcare, a strategist in medical tourism development, advocate of proactive hospital quality management, adoption of chronic care model and use of health IT to improve patient safety and health outcomes. His pioneering works in active healthcare management are still widely adopted by players in the market until now. He is best known as a collaborative leader who drives development agenda through partnership, shared values and win-win results among key stakeholders. With his broad achievements, he has been requested to provide advisory assistance to both public and private sectors including Office of Insurance Commissioners, National Health Security Office, Social Security Office, Thai Life Assurance Association, Hospital Accreditation Thailand, Health System Research Institute, Ministry of Public Health, Tourism Authority of Thailand as well as HIMSS Asia Pacific in the capacity of Chairman of the Governing Council (2015-2016), Thai Medical Informatics Association as Board Member (1999-present) and Ministry of Commerce ((Central ommittee on Prices of goods and services, 2019-present). He is also a full Member of Thai Medical Council and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Thailand.
Farizal B. Jaafar, Acting Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Commercial Officer, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC)

Farizal B. Jaafar is the Acting Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Commercial Officer at Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), an agency under the Ministry of Health Malaysia. With over 25 years of experience in corporate strategy, digital marketing, and business development, Farizal has a proven track record in driving sustainable growth and responding to market dynamics. His leadership and analytical skills have been instrumental in leading national healthcare programs and implementing global marketing strategies.

Farizal's focus as Acting CEO is on establishing strategic partnerships, creating revenue opportunities, and driving industry development. He collaborates with industry partners on areas such as big data analytics, technology, brand marketing, market development, and digital solutions. Prior to joining MHTC, Farizal held senior leadership roles in global hospitality chains and spearheaded economic transformation programs in the Prime Minister's Office. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management and has completed executive business and leadership development programs.

Farizal is known as a respected speaker on strategy, innovation, and business transformation. Outside of work, he enjoys exploring new destinations, immersing in local cultures, and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Industry Experts:
Eric Woo Kit Seong, MBA, CHRM, Regional Director, Asia Pacific Regional Office, ECRI

Eric Woo is the Regional Director of ECRI, Asia Pacific office. He started his career in 1995, spent almost 15 years with multiple known Global Medical Device companies before joining a private hospital and research organization as COO for 5 years, and currently with ECRI Asia Pacific for last 8 years, he is responsible for the all development and operational management of ECRI in this region. His over 28 years of experience in healthcare industry bring to us many of his knowledge from medical devices, hospital operation, risk, procurement, and management.

Eric is also a Certified Practitioner in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM), and an MBA holder. Eric is also actively providing trainings and presentations related to medical device adverse event investigations particularly on Patient Safety Concerns, Health IT, Healthcare Risk Management and Technology Management to various groups such as healthcare authorities and regulators, hospitals, associations and conferences in Asia Pacific region. He is also a frequently invited speaker in a wide range of medical device, patient safety and healthcare-related topics for health conferences in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Dubai, Vietnam and Republic of South Korea.
Cindy Chong, CEO/Founder,  HorecaBid Sdn Bhd

Cindy is a highly experienced professional with over 25 years of expertise in strategic management, sales, and business development within the information technology industry. She has also cofounded the dbix group of companies and has built the companies from start-up to mature companies. Throughout her career, Cindy has built a reputation for her exceptional project management skills and ability to streamline business operations, helping Horecabid customers to achieve their goals.

Over the past 15 years, she has also been marketing and selling enterprise solutions, including the highly acclaimed HorecaBid platform, to a diverse range of industries including healthcare and hospitality across ASEAN.
Lawrence Koh, EVP, Group Procurement, Health Management International

Lawrence Koh is a certified material resource professional from the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management in the US. A supply chain management expert with over 30 years of experience working for some of the largest private hospitals in Asia and the Middle East, including SingHealth’s Singapore General Hospital, Parkway’s Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Bumrungrad International, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Health Management International.

Lawrence’s wealth of experience includes working internationally on projects with diverse teams and payment models for hospitals in the UAE, China, Philippines, Egypt, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. His expertise is developing purchasing systems, building supply chains, integrating ERP and HIS platforms and cultivating people and processes around a framework of ethics and personal responsibility.
Ang Xing Xian, CEO, CapBay

Ang Xing Xian is a disciplined, risk-loving entrepreneur determined to transform the financial industry with innovative solutions. He is the Co-founder and CEO of CapBay, a leading Supply Chain Finance platform that helps businesses obtain smarter financing, with presence in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. He has successfully led the team to win many awards and to be one of the top alternative financing platform that has funded over US$500m. CapBay is recognized regionally as a leader in SCF and was awarded "The Best Fintech Platform for SCF in APAC" by the Asian Banker. He was recently named as EY Emerging Entrepreneur of The Year 2021 Malaysia. Under his leadership, CapBay has also worked with the Malaysian State  Government to launch the Selangor Advance programme to finance government contractors during the pandemic.

He was previously from Accenture Strategy Consulting advising on technology and was also an in-house consultant for Creador private equity, overseeing their technology portfolio. He graduated from Oxford University with a Master’s in Computational Finance following his Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor's degree from Imperial College London
Tania Snioch, Director, Healthcare Operations, GS1 Global

Tania Snioch is Director Healthcare Operations at GS1 Global Office. Tania supports the global healthcare user community with the aim to enhance the level of global GS1 standards adoption to help improve patient safety and supply chain efficiency. She is responsible for overall GS1 Healthcare operations, strategy, special projects and GS1 Member Organisation (MO) support. Tania’s current projects include development of GS1 standards related to clinical trials and identification of medicinal product doses for dispensing purposes. Tania has an Honors degree in Biomedical Science from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Assoc.Prof. Duangpun Kritchanchai, PhD, Director of Center of Logistics Management and Healthcare Supply Chain (LogHealth), Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University, Thailand

Dr. Duangpun Kritchanchai is currently serving in the Department of Industrial Engineering, Mahidol University, in the capacity of Associate Professor, Director in the Centre of Logistics Management as well as holding the position of Director of the Healthcare Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence Centre, Mahidol University. Her experiences and expertise are in Healthcare Supply Chain Management, Logistics Activity Improvement in Hospitals and Industries, Production Planning, and the Application of Information Technology in Supply Chain.
Brian de Francesca, CEO, Thumbay Health

Thumbay Health is the leading private academic health system in the Middle East.  Brian was previously the Founder of Asia Bio Systems (Thailand) and Ver2 Digital Medicine (Dubai).
Steven Yeo, Managing Consultant, Innovating Care Asia Pacific
COO, Qianlu Management Consulting Pte Ltd (China)

Steven has more than 25 years of international business and management experience working with government, multi- national corporations and non-profit organizations in Healthcare Information Technology/eHealth, Hospital’s Digital Transformation and Supply Chain Management.

Prior to his current role, he was the Director for Intel’s Digital Health Group for Asia and Vice President and Executive Director for HIMSS and HIMSS Analytics in both Asia Pacific and Middle East region.

Steven had led Intel to penetrate the Asia Pacific region with country’s Ministry of Health and Hospitals as a ‘Trusted Advisor’. He also led HIMSS to be a recognized organization in the region with a mission to lead the use of IT and Management Systems for the betterment of care delivery. Steven was also instrumental in leading Intel in its digital transformation when he was the Director for Intel’s eBusiness and eCommerce Group (Asia) to drive the 100% eCorporation initiative from 2000-2003.
Henry Chao, AIA, NCARB, Founder, Chao Architect

Henry is an award-winning architect and a thought leader with 30-plus-year experience designing and planning large scale, technically complex projects for leading healthcare and educational institutions in the US and abroad. His works optimize the richness of clients’ complex functional requirements to achieve efficient, innovative, and environmentally sensible planning and design solutions. Many of Henry’s projects have been recognized for design excellence through publications and awards. He is a frequent speaker and presenter on projects and subjects related to contemporary design and architecture for healthcare, medical education, and scientific research.
Sylvain Landry,
Professor, Logistics and Operations Management Department
Director, Continuous Improvement Consulting and Support
Associate Director, Healthcare Management Hub
HEC Montreal, Canada

ylvain Landry is a professor in the Logistics and Operations Management Department, Director – Continuous Improvement Consulting and Support, and Associate Director of the Healthcare Management Hub at HEC Montréal business school (Canada). His work focuses on supply chain management, process improvement and Toyota Kata in various sectors.

Sylvain has written numerous articles and spoken on these topics at many conferences around the world. He is the author of Bringing scientific thinking to life: An introduction to Toyota Kata for next-generation business leaders (and those who would like to be) (2022, JFD).
  Who Should Attend:

This conference is designed for Senior Executives from Hospitals, Integrated Delivery Networks and other Healthcare facilities responsible for Pharmacy, Auto Identification, Patient Safety, Information Systems, Medical Error Prevention, Materials Management, Medication Administration and Finance including the following titles:
CEO, COO, CIO, CFO, Controller, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Medical Officer, Medical Information Officer, Patient Care Executive, Nurse Executive, VP, Pharmacy, Patient Care, Information Technology, Clinical Integration, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, Director, Pharmacy, Information Systems, Medical Safety Officer, Covid19/Pandemic Executives

Also of interest to:
Group Purchasing Organisations, Pharmaceutical Distributors, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Supply Chain Management Solution Providers, Auto ID Solution Providers, Computer Physician Order Entry, System and Electronic Health Record Providers


The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is Australia’s national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare providers.

Our vision is for a healthy Australia supported by the best possible healthcare system.

Our membership includes state health departments, Local Hospital Networks and public hospitals, community health services, Primary Health Networks and primary healthcare providers, aged care providers, universities, individual health professionals and academics. As such, we are uniquely placed to be an independent, national voice for universal high-quality healthcare to benefit the whole community.

GS1 Thailand, which is under the supervision of the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), was formed in 1988. As a leading provider of standards and solutions for dozens of industry sectors, we introduce the standards, solutions, and services of the technologies of barcodes and EPC/RFID to the industry to help everyone involved in making, moving, and trading goods in order to automate their supply chain processes using the common language of GS1 global standards. We bring businesses, associations, and industries together. We serve many industry sectors such as retail, transport and logistics, healthcare, and track and traceability. Please visit the GS1 Thailand website for more information at www.gs1th.org.

GS1 Singapore is part of the not-for-profit GS1 organisation based in Belgium, Brussels with over 110 offices around the globe and is affiliated with the Singapore Manufacturing Federation. GS1 Singapore has more than 2,500 member companies across multiple sectors and is working with organisations and public agencies to promote and drive the adoption of standards, helping Singapore companies improve their competitiveness, operational efficiencies, and supply chain management. For more information visit www.gs1.org.sg

GS1 Healthcare is a neutral and open community bringing together all related healthcare stakeholders to lead the successful development and implementation of global GS1 standards, enhancing patient safety, and operational and supply chain efficiencies. The development and implementation of GS1 standards is led by the experts who use them: pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, group purchasing organisations, hospitals, pharmacies, logistics providers, solution providers, governmental and regulatory bodies, and trade associations. Evidence available from industry implementations shows that GS1 identification, data capture and data sharing standards in healthcare deliver tangible benefits to all stakeholders. Global members of GS1 Healthcare members include more than 130 leading healthcare organisations worldwide.

Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) is an agency under the Ministry of Health tasked to facilitate and promote the healthcare travel industry of Malaysia. MHTC facilitates collaborations between key public and private stakeholders, namely between our private healthcare facilities and governments, insurance firms, airlines, travel agents, health facilitators and other emerging organisations in this industry. Fortified with strong public- private partnerships, MHTC enables numerous industry patrons to promote Malaysia’s seamless end-to-end healthcare journey experience offerings through local and international channels.

Well monitored and strongly regulated by the Ministry of Health, private healthcare facilities in Malaysia offer expertise in medical fields such as cardiology, in-vitro fertilisation, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, general health screening, and aesthetics (dental and cosmetic surgery) among many others. Leading the industry with world-class holistic healthcare services, numerous medical facilities have attained accreditations such as the Joint Commission International (JCI), Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) and the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS).

As a testament to this excellence in patient care and healthcare services, Malaysia has received numerous global recognition, notably as “Destination of the Year” for healthcare travel by UK-based International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) thrice in a row between 2015 to 2017, and again in 2020. IMTJ awarded a Highly-Commended mention for Malaysia as the “Destination of the Year” for healthcare travel in 2018 and 2019. US-based International Living ranked Malaysia as the “Best Country in the World” for healthcare from 2015 to 2017 and in 2019. Malaysia also earned the title of top Asian country for retirement from 2018 to 2021.

More information at: +603 2726 8688 | callcentre@mhtc.org.my or www.malaysiahealthcare.org
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The Singapore Institute of Materials Management (SIMM) was incorporated in 1980 as a non-profit and self-supporting independent educational institution, with quality as its corporate emphasis. SIMM has since grown to be a premier institution offering Logistics, Supply chain Management and E-commerce education for the industry training professionals and assisting also in the conversion of manpower for personnel not in the Logistics and Procurement field or industry.

The primary objective of the Institute is to establish and to maintain a high standard of knowledge and excellence in the field of Logistics and Procurement. The secondary objective is to promote and foster the study, research and development on Logistics and Materials Management on all aspects from Purchasing and Supply Chain Management to applying latest E-commerce technology and practices to the field of Logistics and Purchasing. More at www.simm.org.sg
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Supply Chain Asia is a leading professional organization that focuses on connecting professionals within the logistics and supply chain industry. Established as a not-for-profit organization, Supply Chain Asia seeks to create a platform for networking, sharing knowledge, and fostering collaborations among industry players.

The organization plays a crucial role in facilitating the growth and development of the logistics and supply chain industry. Through its various initiatives, it provides a platform for professionals to learn, share ideas, and stay up to date with the latest industry trends and best practices. Additionally, Supply Chain Asia creates opportunities for members to network with industry experts, potential business partners, and key decision-makers.

One of the key objectives of Supply Chain Asia is to promote the development of a sustainable and resilient supply chain ecosystem. To achieve this, the organization offers various training programs, workshops, and conferences that focus on sustainable practices, digitalization, and innovation.

Furthermore, Supply Chain Asia is committed to advancing the role of women in the logistics and supply chain industry. The organization provides a supportive environment for women professionals to connect, learn, and build their careers.Overall, Supply Chain Asia is a valuable resource for professionals in the logistics and supply chain industry. Through its extensive network, knowledge sharing, and industry advocacy, the organization plays a critical role in driving growth and innovation in the sector.
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Pharma Focus Asia
 is a quarterly magazine from Ochre Media Pvt. Ltd. Pharma Focus Asia covers important issues and trends shaping the future of the Pharma industry across Asia and rest of the world. It is the leading Pharma title in print as well as digital versions serving the information needs of key executives from the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.


CapBay is an award-winning Multi-Bank Supply Chain Finance (SCF) and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Financing platform. We facilitate inclusive business financing, using existing trade data and relationships. Through our proprietary credit-decisioning model, businesses of all sizes can obtain short-term financing while banks and investors can participate in high-quality financing deals. We have partnered several large corporates, banks and institutional investors to offer our solution and digitalising their supply chain finance. To-date, CapBay has helped to finance over 20,000 transactions worth over US$600 million, serving over 1,600 SMEs. CapBay was also the first Malaysian fintech to win "Fintech Startup of the Year" by The Asset Triple-A Digital Awards, a coveted banking industry award that recognizes technological achievements spanning across APAC. In addition, CapBay’s platform was named “The Best Fintech Platform for SCF in APAC” by The Asian Banker.

HorecaBid is a proven AI powered vendor management and procurement platform that has successfully handled numerous e-tenders and e-RFQs, with a combined award value of over US$3.9 Billion. With a specialized focus on healthcare and hospitality procurement processes, HorecaBid offers tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of these industries. Customers of HorecaBid have reported notable cost savings of 10% to 20%, increased efficiency of 80%, and improved product quality and compliance. Additionally, businesses with multiple branches can benefit from Group purchasing which translates to bulk discounts for the entire group.

Princ Hospital Suvarnabhumi
35/2 หมู่ที่ 12 Bang Na-Trat Frontage Rd, Bang Kaeo, Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan 10540, Thailand
Website: https://www.princsuvarnabhumi.com/en
Map to the venue:

  Hotel Information:

333 Srinakarin Road, Nongbon, Pravet, Bangkok 10250 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2 366 0505

Special Room Rate for our event: THB2,300 net (Single Superior Room) with daily breakfast.

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