IHF World Hospital Congress | Registration
The World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) is a unique global forum that brings together leaders of national and international hospital and healthcare organizations to discuss key drivers of national and international policy, management, financial trends and solutions in healthcare management and service delivery.
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Registration Information


International Hospital Federation members and their member hospitals and organizations, as well as members of La Unió Catalana d’Hospitals, are eligible for the discounted IHF member rate. To check if your organization is an IHF member, view the list of members here. To get the discount, you will need to enter the promo code. If you haven’t received the code yet, please contact congress@ihf-fih.org.


Congress registration includes

  • Access to all scientific sessions and daytime catering on 9-11 November;
  • Access to the exhibition;
  • Attendance to the Welcome Reception on 2 November;
  • Congress delegate packet and access to the event mobile app.


Welcome Reception Cocktails

The Welcome Reception will take place at the Congress exhibition area at Palau de Congressos de Catalunya. The event will provide an excellent opportunity to network and meet fellow delegates while touring the exhibition. All participants are invited to join.

Date and time: Monday, 8 November, at 6:00 PM

Tickets: Included in the registration fee.

Dress Code: Business Casual


Social-cultural night at Palau de la Música Catalana

We invite you to join us at Palau de la Música Catalana for a special cultural evening.

Date and time: Tuesday, 9 November, at 9:00PM

Tickets: Not included in the registration fee and can be purchased for € 20. Proceeds will be donated to Fundació La Marató de TV3. The Fundació La Marató de TV3 was created in 1996 by the Catalan Audiovisual Media Corporation with the mission of fostering and promoting biomedical research of excellence, as well as raising social awareness about the diseases dealt with in the television programme La Marató de TV3, by means of campaigns involving the public and also through publicity and educational events.

Dress Code: Business Casual


After Work Social Dinner

The dinner offers the perfect opportunity to cap off the day, further connect with peers and share what you’ve learned from the previous sessions. It will also provide a taste of the vibrant local culture.

Date and time: Wednesday, 10 November, at 8:00 pm

Tickets: Not included in the registration fee and can be purchased for € 90.

Dress Code: Business Casual


Hospital site visits

You can sign-up to join one of the site visits taking place afternoon of Thursday, 11 November. These are offered to Congress delegates for an additional cost of € 30 (part of the proceeds will be donated to charity). You can book your slot during registration. More information will be available soon.


Social tours

There are several places you can explore and activities you can experience in, around and near Barcelona. To book your preferred tours click here.


Schengen Visa

For more information about securing your visa, please click here. We highly recommend that you apply for a visa early to avoid inconveniences.


Flights via SkyTeam

Fly to Barcelona at special rates via SkyTeam, the official partner of the 44th IHF World Hospital Congress! For more information, click here.


Hotel Accommodations

Special room rates for delegates have been secured at several hotels. The Main Hotel is Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel which is only 3 minutes away from the Congress venue. You can book your accommodations in Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I Hotel during registration. For more information, including other hotel options click here.


Abstract Presenters

Presenters of abstracts accepted in the Congress are entitled to special discounted registration rates (Oral presenters – 40% discount: € 480); Poster presenters – 25% discount: € 600).


Group Registrations

For groups with 25 delegates and more, please contact Grupo RIC (local organizer) WHC2020Registration@gruporic.com to register.

  • 15+ registrations: € 11,200 – Pay for 14 Early Bird IHF member rate (1 free registration)
  • 25+ registrations: € 18,400 – Pay for 23 Early Bird IHF member rate (2 free registrations)
  • 50+ registrations: € 36,000 – Pay for 45 Early Bird IHF member rate (5 free registrations)
  • 100 + registrations: € 68,000- Pay for 85 Early Bird IHF member rate (15 free registrations)

Registration Rates

(in Euros, 21% VAT inclusive)

Registration CategoryEarly Bird Fee
(Until 31 July)
Regular Fee
(1 Aug – 31 Oct)
Onsite Fee
(1 Nov onwards)
IHF Members€ 800€ 900€ 1,050
Non-Members€ 920€ 1,035€ 1,200
Lower-middle income countries*€ 700€ 850€ 1,000
Low income countries** & Students***€ 350€ 400€ 450
Company representatives (vendors)€ 2,500
Accompanying person****€ 200€ 250

*Attendees from nations classified as Lower-middle income by The World Bank are eligible for discounted registration. A full list of country classifications can be found below.


**Attendees from nations classified as Low-income by The World Bank are eligible for discounted registration. A full list of country classifications can be found below.


***Students aged 29 and below can avail the special rate.


****Delegates can purchase tickets for spouses, partners and family members accompanying them to the Congress. This will give them access to the opening ceremony, closing ceremony, lunches, coffee breaks, exhibition and Welcome Reception but NOT the scientific sessions.


Lower-middle income economies:

Angola; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Bolivia; Cabo Verde; Cambodia; Cameroon; Comoros; Congo, Rep.; Côte d’Ivoire; Djibouti; Egypt, Arab Rep.; El Salvador; Eswatini; Ghana; Honduras; India; Indonesia; Kenya; Kiribati; Kyrgyz Republic; Lao PDR; Lesotho; Mauritania; Micronesia, Fed. Sts.; Moldova; Mongolia; Morocco; Myanmar; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; São Tomé and Principe; Senegal; Solomon Islands; Sudan; Timor-Leste; Tunisia; Ukraine; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Vietnam; West Bank and Gaza; Zambia; Zimbabwe


Low income economies:

Afghanistan; Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo, Dem. Rep.; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gambia, The; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Haiti; Korea, Dem. People’s Rep.; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mozambique; Nepal; Niger; Rwanda; Sierra Leone;  Somalia; South Sudan; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Yemen, Rep.


  • Cancellations or changes of name shall be contacted by email to the Technical Secretariat: Reunions i Ciencia (WHC2020Registration@gruporic.com).
  • Up to 90 days before the event the total payment will be refunded except for 30 euros charged as administration fee.
  • Between 89 to 30 days before the event the refunded will be 50% of the total contribution.
  • From 29 days on, cancellations will not be entitled to a refund but name changes will be accepted up to 15 days before the event.
  • Refunds will be made after the end of the congress.

For registration inquiries and assistance contact Grupo RIC (local organizer):

WHC2020Registration@gruporic.com or +34 93 410 86 46