Congress Speakers

  • Adi Ickowicz, USA / Israel / Belgium I Congress Chairperson

    Adi Ickowicz, USA / Israel / Belgium I Congress Chairperson

    Adi Ickowicz BSc, ME is the co Founder and CEO of MedicSense Ltd., a Clinical and Regulatory Affairs consultancy firm that specializes in assisting companies to navigate through the international clinical and regulatory maze. 
  • Maxim Bagreev, Ukraine

    Maxim Bagreev, Ukraine

     Max Bagreev is a CEO and co-founder of Cratia (, regulatory affairs consulting company that is focused on emerging markets of ex-USSR countries. 
  • Jón Ingi Bergsteinsson, Denmark

    Jón Ingi Bergsteinsson, Denmark

    Jón Ingi Bergsteinsson, M.Sc. BIOMED ENG, is the co-founder and VP of Global Business Development of SMART-TRIAL ( and MEDEI ApS. He graduated from the Biomedical Engineering department at Aalborg University in Denmark, where he specialised in medical-software and informatics.
  • Vanessa Biavati, Italy

    Vanessa Biavati, Italy

    Eng. Vanessa Biavati is the responsible of the Directive 93/42/EEC for the Notified Body Ente Certificazione Macchine. She is in charge of coordinating the technical staff and the procedures regarding CE Marking of medical devices.
  • Basak Baranoğlu Demirci, Turkey

    Basak Baranoğlu Demirci, Turkey

    Başak Baranoğlu Demirci (MsBiology, MBA) has started her carreer in 1999 and accomplished all roles from entry level to director of the quality management systems for the medical device. After her senior management positions, she established AdviQual to provide consultancy and technical training in the field of quality specifically to medical devices. 
  • Beatus Hofrichter, Switzerland

    Beatus Hofrichter, Switzerland

    Beatus Hofrichter (MBA, International Business & Management) is Managing Partner of ConCep+, an innovative healthcare value chain think tank, which he founded in 2014. 
    He has +20 years Pharma and Medtech Industry and consulting experiences in strategy, new business modelling, R&D Management, NPI, clinical trial management, product registration, commercial & operational excellence, M&As, in- & out-licensing, and business transformation. 
  • Rebecca Margolies Moses, USA

    Rebecca Margolies Moses, USA

    Becky specializes in making medical devices safe and effective from a usability perspective. She leads usability studies to drive product design and comply with FDA and international standards. She has assisted clients worldwide with their human factors planning, resulting in successful validation studies. Becky is a Director at Core Human Factors, a US based human factors and usability consulting firm. She is located in Israel, with a focus on the Europe/Middle East/Asia market.
  • Adi Nir, Israel

    Adi Nir, Israel

    Dr. Adi R. Nir brings 15 years of diversified healthcare experience consisting of both academic research and operational practice. Adi specializes in health economics, market evaluation and financial valuation of pharmaceuticals assets, medical devices and digital health products.
  • Ton Pennings, The Netherlands

    Ton Pennings, The Netherlands

    Mr. Pennings is the Director of CEpartner4U, a European medical device Authorized Representative and consultancy office, with affiliates in the Benelux, USA, Israel, Russia and India.
    His professional experience includes 27 years in the medical industry, including commercial-, operational- and quality-management.
  • David Scanlon, UK

    David Scanlon, UK

    Senior Director of regulatory strategy at ArisGlobal
    INSIGHT FINDER IN INFORMATION, BUSINESS & POETRY: Experienced Senior Director with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. 
  • Dina Sifri, Israel

    Dina Sifri, Israel

    Mrs. Sifri brings over a two decades of experience in medical device software and regulation field. Years of experience with various software companies and an extensive academic background provide her with a solid foundation in medical device and pharma software and regulation.
  • Alexander Steffen, Germany

    Alexander Steffen, Germany

    Alexander Steffen is an officially certified (TÜV) Expert Quality Management Medical Devices and as such is an expert for quality and risk management, as well as for the licensing of medical products. 
  • Chao Xu, China

    Chao Xu, China

    Chao Xu, PhD, is the co-founder of J MedTec Limited, an elite Chinese regulatory and clinical consulting company. She has 7 years of experience in medical device regulatory, clinical, and business strategy in both China and Europe. She provides China CFDA and EU CE regulatory consultation to medical device manufacturers and governmental export bureaus and achieved 100+ successful registration projects.