Bill Gates to have chat with KTR on emerging healthcare trends and health infra development in BioAsia


BioAsia, the largest annual global Biotechnology and Life Sciences convention of Asia, starting on February 24, will feature an insightful session with Bill Gates, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The annual flagship event of the Government of Telangana, BioAsia attracts participation from prominent leaders from the life sciences and healthcare industry over the past 18 editions.

The highlight of the 2022 edition will be a fireside chat between Industries and commerce minister K T Rama Rao and Bill Gates on a range of themes including the COVID-19 pandemic, learnings during the past two years, emerging healthcare trends and what could be done to strengthen the global healthcare system going forward.

Alex Gorsky

In addition to sharing lessons learnt from the pandemic, Gates will also talk about the milestones achieved by the global partnership and the road ahead. With this year’s theme being ‘Future Ready’ the focus of the chat will be on the new approaches and capabilities that can equip the world to be prepared and what is the role of stakeholders including government, industry, etc.

Going live on February 24 and 25, the 19th virtual edition will also witness a lineup of speakers including Executive Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, Alex Gorsky who will deliver the keynote address. Johnson & Johnson is recognized as one of the most innovative and best-managed companies in the world.

Gorsky is also member of board of iconic global organizations including Apple and IBM, as well as the Wharton School of Business. He will share his perspectives on topics of importance for the life sciences industry like impact of the pandemic, supply chain disruptions, innovation ecosystem and start-ups, role of new technologies within healthcare such as AI, ML, Deep Learning etc., among others.

Geoff Martha

Another prominent leader Geoffrey S. Martha who is the Chairman and CEO of Medtronic who will deliver a keynote address. Medtronic is the world’s leading medical technology company, with $29 billion in annual revenue and more than 90,000 employees. Its operations reach more than 150 countries worldwide. Martha will address BioAsia attendees around the global trends in the Medtech sector including the role India and Asia can play in the global efforts to accelerate the Medtech growth.
Sharing his thoughts on BioAsia 2022, KT Rama Rao said, “Every edition of BioAsia brings in a cognoscenti participation of global leaders under one umbrella deliberating on pressing issues in healthcare. Building on its impressive reputation, I am delighted that the 2022 edition will feature some of the most influential and visionary leaders. I look forward to an interesting session with Mr. Gates to assess the industry’s current position and determine the roadmap ahead. The delegates of BioAsia across the world would also benefit by listening to Mr. Gorsky and Mr. Martha who come with immense knowledge around the global Lifesciences industry.”

“We are delighted that Gates will join the 19th BioAsia. We are happy to virtually host the leaders of the largest healthcare company, largest medical technologies company among other influential thought leaders as well. This serves as testimony to the increasing reputation and influence of the event on a global scale among the health and technology communities” said BioAsia and Director Life Sciences of Government of Telangana, Shakthi Nagappan.

BioAsia 2021 was successful with virtual participation of over 31,100 delegates from 72 Countries.“It serves as an industry platform for networking and policy advocacy in addition to investment promotion. The Telangana Government is committed to utilizing this global platform to advocate the concerns of the industry and help build a conducive ecosystem for businesses to thrive. BioAsia has helped mark the Indian biotechnology and life sciences sectors on the global map while hosting deliberations of global relevance in Telangana, the vaccine capital of India” said Jayesh Ranjan who is the Principal Secretary of Industries & Commerce Dept.

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