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, 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 8 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 and attendance is included in your registration.

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

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: Tuesday, 9 November, at 8:00 pm

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

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: Wednesday, 10 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


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.


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.


Abstract Presenters

Presenters of abstracts accepted to the Congress are entitled to discounted rates but need to register by 28 February 2021. You will need to enter the discount code – contact congress@ihf-fih.org if you haven’t received it.


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 CategorySuper Early Bird Fee
(Until 31 Dec 2020)
Early Bird Fee
(1 Jan - 31 July 2021)
Regular Fee
(1 Aug – 31 Oct 2021)
Onsite Fee
(1 Nov 2021 onwards)
IHF Members (including UCH members)€ 750€ 800€ 900€ 1,050
Non-Members€ 870€ 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 list of country classifications can be found here.

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

***Students aged 30 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.


  • Cancellations or changes of name shall be informed by email to the Technical Secretariat: Reunions i Ciencia at WHC2021Registration@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 amount 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):

WHC2021Registration@gruporic.com or +34 93 410 86 46