The World Hospital Congress is a unique global forum connecting leaders and decision-makers of hospitals, health services, and healthcare organizations.
Health sector leaders and hospital executives from across the globe come together at Congress to:
- share knowledge and good practices in leadership, management, and service delivery
- exchange new ideas and innovations
- network with other senior executives from across the international healthcare community.
As the only organization connecting managers of hospitals and health systems worldwide, the IHF’s Congress provides a unique opportunity to engage in a 360-degree learning and networking experience with global peers.
The first Congress was held in 1929 in Atlantic City, USA. Taking place in different regions each edition, the Congress has been held as an annual event since 2015.
The Brazilian Hospital Federation (Federação Brasileira de Hospitais – FBH) won the bid to host the event in Rio de Janeiro in September 2024. Co-hosting with the IHF, they will bring together international hospital leaders and healthcare delivery executives under the banner of “Global learning, local action” with a focus on advancing leadership in the sector to be fit for the future.