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Radical Health Festival Helsinki 2023 concludes with great success, sets sights on next year

Radical Health Festival Helsinki 2023 concludes with great success, sets sights on next year

Radical Health Festival Helsinki
The Radical Health Festival attendees praised the event for its high-quality content and networking opportunities.

Helsinki, Finland – June 16, 2023

The first Radical Health Festival Helsinki, a pan-European health festival, ended on Wednesday after three days of impactful discussions and engaging sessions. The festival explored innovative ideas, technologies, and practices in the field of health and brought together policymakers, health professionals, innovators, journalists and influencers from around the world.

The Radical Health Festival Helsinki 2023 featured a diverse and thought-provoking program, including captivating keynotes, interactive workshops, and engaging panel discussions. The topics ranged from artificial intelligence and healthy aging to mental health and cybersecurity.

"We are thrilled with the success of the Radical Health Festival Helsinki 2023. This event has truly served as a platform for fostering collaboration, stimulating change, and sparking conversations that challenge the status quo," says Pascal Lardier, the Festival's content lead.

Approximately a thousand professionals and influencers participated in the festival, contributing to its vibrant atmosphere and knowledge exchange. Attendees praised the event for its high-quality content and networking opportunities.

"The Radical Health Festival Helsinki has been an exceptional gathering of minds. The festival program has been of high quality, and the exhibition has been vibrant. The event successfully achieved its goal of bringing together professionals, influencers and even patients with diverse perspectives on health matters. The most valuable aspects have been the out-of-the-box discussions and connections formed among diverse participants," says Juha Paakkola, Director of Health Capital Helsinki.

One notable aspect of the festival that received significant attention was the inclusion of patients' voices and their presence on stage. This innovative approach aimed to emphasize patient empowerment and a patient-centered approach to healthcare. Additionally, the health ageing track in collaboration with our partner, RSCN, was highly praised for promoting active and healthy ageing through innovation and digital solutions. Together, these initiatives demonstrated the power of partnerships and a holistic approach in enhancing the well-being of individuals as they age.

The festival would not have been possible without the support of its partners, including the European Society of Cardiology, CHIME, Frontiers Health, EHTEL, COCIR, ECHAlliance, Healthtech Finland, Health-ISAC, Health Capital Helsinki, and the city of Helsinki. Over 150 distinguished speakers shared their insights and expertise, offering invaluable perspectives on the future of health and care.

Looking ahead, the Radical Health Festival Helsinki is already planning for its next edition, which will take place in May next year. With an ambitious vision to continue pushing boundaries and driving innovation, the festival aims to create an even more impactful and transformative experience.

For more information about the Radical Health Festival Helsinki 2023 and to stay updated on future events, please visit the official website at

The photo bank of the event offers high resolution images for free use by everyone:

The next Radical Health Festival Helsinki will be organized May 22-23, 2024 at Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (Messukeskus). | | #radicalhealth

About the Radical Health Festival Helsinki organizing partners:

The Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre (Messukeskus), promoting Finnish trade and industry by enabling profitable face-to-face contact in trade shows, congresses and other events since 1919, is partnering with the international healthcare thought leadership and content creation agency éditohealth, whose leadership combines over 100 years’ in promoting digital health and creating successful global health leadership conferences and exhibitions.

For more information, please contact:

Pia Heikkurinen
Expert, Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund
Secretary General, Radical Health Festival Helsinki   I   +358 50 4651025

Sean Roberts
Strategic Relations Officer, éditohealth   I   +33 6 19 553 339

Tarja Gordienko
Communications Manager, Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre | +358 50 5847262

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