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Value–Based Procurement Community of Practice (VBP CoP)

The Value-Based Procurement Community of Practice (VBP CoP) brings together procurement organizations, procurers, the Medical Technology industry and their leadership and engages with health authorities and other stakeholders with a common interest in value-based procurement. The 3 founding members are:

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For more information on the VBP CoP, please contact Hans Bax.


The objective of the VBP CoP is to foster a change in practice and implement value-based procurement both in the public and private healthcare sectors. This will bring the most economically advantageous solution into healthcare, taking into account the value offered to patients, to the care givers, the providers and potentially, to society. The VBP CoP description is available here.

VBP CoP activities

The VBP CoP is driven by its members and assisted by supporting and knowledge partners. The CoP focuses on 5 key activities: Engage & Outreach, Educate, Collaborate, Derive Learnings and Continuously Enhance its Toolkit.


Value–Based Procurement is a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to partner for patient-centric, higher quality and more sustainable health care. Value–Based Procurement addresses key challenges in the provider/supplier relationship, leading to economic most advantageous purchasing by awarding the specific needs and what citizens, health systems, health actors and society value.

More information on the VBP CoP and the documents developed by the CoP are available in the resource library here.

5th European
Value-Based Procurement Conference

Join us for the fifth edition of the European Value-Based Procurement Conference “Navigating the VBP challenges and reaching destination - from awareness to application” which will be held on 11 December 2023 from 10 AM to 5 PM CET. 

​Organised by the Value-Based Procurement Community of Practice and supported by EHPPAEUREGHABCG and MedTech Europe, the event will be held in person at the Hotel Le Plaza, Brussels, Belgium.

As a procurement or medtech professional, you are well aware of the importance of value-based procurement in the purchase of medical technologies. However, implementing this approach can be challenging due to various barriers such as legal constraints, data collection, and stakeholders’ management. That is where our upcoming 2023 conference comes in. 


During the last edition of the conference in December 2022, 130 participants representing the ecosystem of healthcare stakeholders attended the 4th European Value-Based Procurement Conference. For more information on the previous edition, please click here.

This event is supported by:

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This year’s conference is structured around workshops / break-out sessions where participants will have the opportunity to learn from and engage with experts directly. In these sessions, participants will learn how to overcome the most common VBP obstacles and discuss the way forward. To view the agenda, please click here.


In these sessions, participants will learn how to overcome the most common VBP obstacles and discuss the way forward:


  • Achieving higher quality outcomes with VBP – the Danish model | Lars Dahl Allerup  -  Rethink Value, Denmark


  • Healthcare professionals: key to success - how to get buy-in | Rossana Alessandrello and Ramon Maspons Bosch  -  AQUAS, Spain


  • How to use patient (and hospital) outcome criteria in public procurement processes - the legal point of view | Virginie Dor  -  CMS, Belgium


  • Collecting value impact evidence – how AI can help out | Praful Mehta  -  Vamstar, UK


  • Value-based supply – re-imagining value from within | Prof. Hamish Laing  -  Swansea University and Value-Based Health & Care Academy, Wales and James McHale, Mölnlycke Health Care (UK)

  • When the patient is the user – measuring the impact of medical devices on patients’ everyday life | Ingela Bjorholt  -  NHE Licence, Sweden


  • Creating the medtech value proposition – making the difference | Rob Gereardts  -  Learning Delta, Netherlands

  • Designing and implementing a Value-based agreement | Rebecca Sloan, Lane Clark & Peacock (UK) and Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, Lane Clark & Peacock (UK).





All fees include 21% VAT.

Modification and Cancellation Policy 

  • For paying seats: Until 15 October 2023: 50% refund. Name change is possible for free.  As from 16 October 2023: No refund. Name change is possible for free. 

  • Name changes will not be possible onsite.

  • The VBP conference team and/or MedTech Europe and TMAB cannot be held liable for double registration or travel visa refusal. In these cases, cancellation policy will apply.

  • The VBP conference team and/or MedTech Europe and TMAB may not be held liable and no refund will be made if the Event is delayed, cancelled or turned into an online event due to force majeure or as a consequence of an extraordinary event or circumstances beyond their control.

  • The VBP conference team/ MedTech Europe reserve the right to change the program of the Event. Participants are invited to review the website updates on a regular basis.

Conference venue

Hotel Le Plaza Brussels

Boulevard Adolphe Max 118/126

1000 Brussels


Should you wish to book accommodation at the conference venue hotel Le Plaza Brussels, please note that we have a preferential rate of €170,00 per night (including breakfast & city tax). Possibility to book accommodation at this rate is available by clicking here.

VBP Annual Conference
Supporting partners
Modfication and Cancellation

The VBP conference is financed by the registrations fees generated by the event and, if needed, by the financial contributions of the VBP CoP contributors and MedTech Europe.

The VBP Conference is made possible thanks to the supporting partners, who endorse the programme and advocate the event within their national, European and international networks.

The Value-Based Procurement Community of Practice would like to thank all partners, speakers, participants and contributors and welcomes all additional in-kind support for the conference.


VBP CoP secretariat and conference agenda

Hans Bax

Conference registration and accommodation

Bram de Smit

+32 (0)52 65 00 34

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