Healthcare Investment Summit 2018
Riding The New Wave Of Opportunity

Ayushman Bharat, the government’s flagship health protection scheme which will be launched in September, can trigger a tectonic shift in India’s healthcare sector.

In a country where 80% of the 1.3 billion population pays for treatment out of their pockets, Ayushman Bharat promises access to quality healthcare as well as financing for over 500 million people. Needless to say, the inclusion of such a large number of people - through assured funding and financing - into the mainstream healthcare sector presents immense opportunities for all stakeholders across the supply chain.

Industry estimates suggest that the new scheme will bring in demand worth more than Rs 50,000 crore a year. Also, a lot of activity will be centered around tier II and tier III cities. Such huge potential for growth naturally makes the sector extremely attractive for investors including private equity and venture capital firms, which incidentally had pumped more than $1.3 billion into pharma & healthcare equipment and services in 2017. This year, the sector has already received investments in excess of $800 million.

Ayushman Bharat is also expected to speed up consolidation among both the hospital as well as diagnostics streams as big players will most likely want to tap the new opportunity in smaller cities - which were not lucrative enough until now – by snapping up smaller hospitals, specialty clinics & nursing homes, diagnostics services providers, medical devices, et al. And this, again, signifies a huge opportunity for both healthcare entrepreneurs as well as investors.

The new scheme comes at a time when patient awareness and healthcare consumerism is on the rise, the government is seeking better control over the quality as well as the pricing of medicines, devices and services, consolidation in the hospitals and diagnostics segments is underway and global healthcare service providers are setting foot into the market.

Add to this the increasing adoption of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and 3D printing at the end of service providers and the onset of mobile health services to make healthcare more efficient and affordable.

It is against this dynamic backdrop that News Corp VCCircle is organising the 10th edition of its annual Healthcare Investment Summit where industry leaders, legacy and new-age entrepreneurs, and leading PE & VC investors will gather to deliberate upon the right strategies to seize the opportunities in the Indian healthcare market.


08:45am - 09:30am
Registration & Networking

09:30am - 09:45am
Opening Address by

Jonathan Wright, Global Managing Director, Dow Jones & Co.

09:45am - 09:55am
Welcome Address: Healthcare India- Making Sense of the Bold New Renaissance

Jaideep Mehta, CEO, News Corp VCCircle

09:55am - 10:10am
Special Address by Presenting Partner

Satish Chander, Partner, True North

10:10am - 10:50am
Panel I: Government's health drive
The Modi government is on an overdrive to make good on its promise to make healthcare accessible to the underprivileged population. Ayushman Bharat, also dubbed as Modicare, is an ambitious programme that will not only make quality healthcare services available to over 500 million citizens, but will bring in as many customers into mainstream healthcare market and expectedly, open up opportunities worth more than Rs 50,000 crore a year. What will be those opportunities and are service providers ready to top them? What can investors expect?

Harish Pillai, CEO, Aster Hospitals & Clinics, India
Sumit Nadgir, Director, True North
Nitish Agrawal, Managing Director, Indium Capital
Vishal Beri, CEO, Hinduja Healthcare
Archna Shukla, Editor in Chief, News Corp VCCircle (Moderator)

10:50am - 11:10am
Fireside Chat: Consolidation in hospitals
The fiercely-fought battle to take over Fortis Healthcare, the Rs 4,000-crore entry of Malaysian healthcare behemoth IHH into India and the government’s newly- announced Ayushman Bharat are all likely to push consolidation in the hospitals segment and this warrants a detailed look at the possible scenarios.

GSK Velu, Chairman & Managing Director, Trivitron Healthcare
Vishal Bali, Executive Chairman, Asia Healthcare Holdings(Interviewer)

11:10am - 11:25am
Networking Break

11:25am - 12:05pm
Panel II: Capital’s healing touch
For healthcare companies, private equity & venture capital investors have been a big force in driving expansion, consolidation and exploration of newer frontiers. Last year, more than $1.3 billion flowed into the sector way of PE/VC capital. Which new segments, geographies and opportunities are they chasing at the moment?

Amit Varma, Managing Partner, Quadria Capital
Mayur Sirdesai, Partner, Somerset Indus Capital Partners
Praneet Singh, Partner, True North
Rajnesh Trivedi, President, Investment Banking, & Head of Sustainable Investment Banking (SIB), YES SECURITIES
Ranjani R, Associate Editor, News Corp VCCircle(Moderator)

12:05pm – 12:25pm
Fireside Chat: New dimensions in diagnostics
While there has been some action in the diagnostics sector in the recent past, scaling up businesses is something that investors are still wary of. What are the opportunities and the challenges ahead for diagnostics?

A Velumani, Promoter, CMD & CEO, Thyrocare
Anu Acharya, CEO, Mapmygenome
Puncham Mukim, Managing Director, Everstone Capital Advisors (Interviewer)

12:25 pm - 12:40pm
Special Address: Taking treatment to the patients

Yateesh Wahaal, Executive Director, Nayati Healthcare & Research Pvt. Ltd.

12:40pm - 01:20pm
Panel III: Single Specialty hospitals
New age single specialty themes - mother and child care, oncology care, home healthcare -- have attracted significant funding this year. When are they going to break out?
Rohit MA, Cofounder & Managing Director, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals
Kaustav Ganguli, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
Srini Vudayagiri, Investment Director, Peepul Capital
Kiran Gadela, Co founder & Managing Director, Oasis Centre For Reproductive Medicine
Joseph Rai, Principal Correspondent, News Corp VCCircle (Moderator)

01:20pm - 02:05pm
Lunch Break & Networking

02:05pm – 02:25pm
Fireside Chat: King of generics
Will the Indian pharma industry continue to be king of generic drugs? What is withholding investments in R&D? In which direction is the country’s pharma industry moving?

Umang Vohra, Managing Director & Global Chief Executive , Cipla (Interviewee)
Raghav Ramdev, Director, ChrysCapital (Interviewer)

02:25pm - 02:40pm
Report Release - ‘Winning in the IPM: Investment Themes and Alternate Channels of Play’

Jasdeep Singh, Senior Principal and Consulting Head, South Asia, IQVIA

02:40pm - 03:20pm
Panel IV: Digital Healthcare
From online appointments to prescriptions, e-pharmacies to tele-consultation & in-home healthcare to cloud-based health data systems, digital healthcare is plugging gaps in the rural market and delivering convenience to urban customers. How is digital healthcare evolving in India and what is the market opportunity?

Meena Ganesh, CEO & MD, Portea Medical
Ashish Gupta, CEO, DocPrime
Shyatto Raha, Founder & CEO, MyHealthcare
Tushar Kumar, CEO, Medlife
Amit Mookim, Managing Director, South Asia, IQVIA (Moderator)

03:20 pm - 03:40 pm
Fireside Chat: Digital Transformation & Analytics in Indian Healthcare Organizations

Rizwan Koita, CEO, CitiusTech(Interviewee)
Shalil Gupta, Chief Business Officer, News Corp VCCircle (Interviewer)

03:40pm - 04:10pm
Showcase Session
We bring our Showcase session, a curated platform that brings a set of handpicked innovative healthcare startups to make an elevator pitch to select jury of angel investors, houseful of VCs & fellow entrepreneurs. This is also an opportunity to early stage, pre-revenue, startups as well to grab investor attention.

Jury Members:
Ramesh Byrapaneni, Managing Director, Endiya Partners
Mayur Sirdesai, Partner, Somerset Indus Capital Partners
Vishal Bali, Executive Chairman, Asia Healthcare Holdings
Amit Varma, Managing Partner, Quadria Capital

04:10pm - 04:20pm
Tea Break & Networking

04:20pm - 04:35pm
Special address: How is technology changing the paradigm in pharma supply chain

Siddharth Shah, Co Founder & Managing Director, Ascent Health

04:35pm - 05:10pm
Panel V: Tech in Healthcare
Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics, Big Data and Analytics are increasingly being used to address complicated health issues as well as make patient centric healthcare possible, both in the Out Patient and In-Patient Settings. A look at the transformation Big Tech is bringing about in healthcare.

Sheriff Sahadulla, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer, KIMS Healthcare Group
Sandeep Singh, Healthcare Principal, Eight Roads
Ramesh Byrapaneni, Managing Director, Endiya Partners (Moderator)

End of Conference



Satish Chander

Partner, True North

Umang Vohra

CEO, Cipla

Amit Varma

Managing Partner, Quadria Capital

Amit Mookim

Managing Director, South Asia, IQVIA

Dr. Harish Pillai

CEO, Aster India Aster DM Healthcare

Ramesh Byrapaneni

MD, Endiya Partners

Meena Ganesh

Co-Founder, MD & CEO, Portea Medical & Partner - GrowthStory

Vishal Bali

Executive Chairman, Asia Healthcare Holdings

Rizwan Koita

CEO, CitiusTech

A. Velumani

Promoter, Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Thyrocare

Praneet Singh

Partner, True North

Siddharth Shah

Co Founder & Managing Director, Ascent Health

Mayur Sirdesai

Partner, Somerset Indus Capital Partners

Nitish Agrawal

Managing Director, Indium Capital

Sumit Nadgir

Director, True North

Rohit MA

Co-founder and Managing Director, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals

Jasdeep Singh

Senior Principal and Consulting Head, South Asia, IQVIA

Ashish Gupta

CEO, DocPrime

Anu Acharya

CEO, Mapmygenome

Puncham Mukim

Managing Director,

Kaustav Ganguli

Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

Sheriff Sahadulla

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer, KIMS Healthcare Group

Rajnesh Trivedi

President, Investment Banking, & Head of Sustainable Investment Banking (SIB), YES Securities

Shyatto Raha

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, MyHealthcare

Srini Vudayagiri

Investment Director, Peepul Capital

Tushar Kumar

CEO, Medlife

Sandeep Singh

Healthcare Principal, Eight Roads

Raghav Ramdev

Director,, ChrysCapital Advisors LLP

Vishal Beri

CEO, Hinduja Healthcare Limited

Yateesh Wahaal

Director, Nayati Healthcare & Research Pvt. Ltd.

Kiran Gadela

Co founder & Managing Director, Oasis Centre For Reproductive Medicine

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ITC Grand Central, Mumbai

Date: Oct 9, 2018
Venue: ITC Grand Central, Mumbai

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