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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.


     2 December      Le Plaza Brussels      09:00-18:00

Event details

6th European Value-Based Procurement Conference

Join us for the sixth edition of the European Value-Based Procurement Conference “Transforming Procurement in Healthcare: Bridging Policy, Sustainability, and Patient-Centric Approaches” which will be held on December 2, 2024 in Brussels.

The VBP Conference is organized by the Value-Based Procurement Community of Practice and supported by EHPPA, EUREGHA, Procure4Health, EAVH and MedTech Europe

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Last year, 130 participants representing the ecosystem of healthcare stakeholders attended the 5th Value-Based Procurement Conference. For the conference report on this edition, please click here.


The conference agenda will be available soon. Confirmed speakers are Erik van RaaijGregory KATZProf. Dr. Michael JüngerHamish LaingPaul D'Otreppe, and Chris Whitehouse and many more to come!

Registrations will open soon.

All fees are VAT included.​




Venue and accommodation

Hotel Le Plaza

Bd Adolphe Max 118/126

1000 Brussels

  • From the airport: Le Plaza Hotel is located about 30 minutes from Brussels airport.

  • From the Midi train station : By Métro/Tram: Take the line 6, direction Simonis Elisabeth, to the Rogier station.Rogier.

  • From the North train station: By Métro/Tram: Take the line 3 or 4, direction Churchill or Stalle, to the Rogier station.

  • From the North train station: By foot: (5 minutes) From the Central train station: By Metro: Take the line 1 or 5, direction Gare de l’Ouest or Erasme. Get off at De Brouckère station and take the line 3 or 4, direction Esplanade or Gare du Nord, to the Rogier station.

Booking rooms at a preferential rate will be possible soon.

VBP Annual Conference
Supporting partners

The VBP Conference is a not-for-profit event and is financed by the registration fees for attending the event and, if needed, by the a financial contribution of the VBP Community of practice and MedTech Europe.

The VBP Conference is made possible thanks to the in-kinf support by our supporting partners, who endorse the programme and advocate the event within their (inter-) national networks.



Registration and accommodation

Bram de Smit

+32 (0)52 65 00 34

Conference agenda

Hans Bax

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