Thursday’s business agenda
The technology of health science
The 2015 HxRefactored is a conference that focuses on the technology and design of health services through a mix of talks, workshops, and discussions. Wednesday and Thursday, the Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St., Boston. $1,299.
Immigrants and the local economy
The Irish International Immigrant
Center will be hosting its sixth annual Business Leader's Breakfast, featuring speaker US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (above), Democrat of Massachusetts. Thursday, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston. $250.
A breakfast talk on the region’s economy
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Santander Bank, is hosting the annual Economic Outlook Breakfast to discuss the economic climate of Greater Boston. Thursday, 7:30 to 9:15 a.m., Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Harbor Ballroom, 425 Summer St., Boston. Free.
New England’s medical devices
The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council is hosting a Women in MedTech Forum, with featured speaker Robin Strongin, president and chief executive of Amplify Public Affairs. Thursday, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Mass. Medical Society, 860 Winter St., Waltham. $50 to $85.
Succeeding in a global market
The Brandeis Business School will be bestowing the 2015 Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship on John Harthorne, founder and chief executive of MassChallenge. Thursday, 5:30 to 8 p.m., 1 Seaport Lane, Boston. Free.