Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

The World Hospital Congress is a major annual international conference which brings members of the International Hospital Federation, leaders, decision-makers, executives and professionals of hospitals and health services from around the globe together to share insights and experiences, network and develop excellence in healthcare leadership, management and service delivery.

Each year, the Congress is hosted by an IHF member and in 2021 that honor has been awarded to La Unió Catalana d’Hospitals. It is proud to host the 44th World Hospital Congress with the theme People on board: Transforming healthcare by blending agility, responsiveness, and resilience on 8-11 November 2021 as a hybrid event at the Fira Montjuïc in Barcelona. As a hybrid Congress, All sessions will be live-streamed to virtual attendees in a dedicated event platform where they can also interact with fellow participants, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors. More than 1,000 delegates are expected to participate from more than 50 countries to discuss the transformation of healthcare.

This year’s event addresses the challenges of healthcare systems transformation as well as how transformations have been accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis. When the pandemic struck, the world had to work as one and collaborate to quickly transform health services to better serve the people. This is not only about health but about the unique efforts shared by professionals, governments, industry, and other economic sectors to propel the world forward. These experiences and learnings will be shared at the Congress. An homage to our heroes, it is the best opportunity to share and learn from each other and show how the dynamism of the healthcare sector is an economical driver for a nation’s development. No key stakeholder should miss out, because our success is the sum of many little and big successes built with everyone’s contribution, from their area of knowledge, responsibility and expertise.

Snapshot of Sponsorship Opportunities

Packages vary depending on commitment level thus providing marketing solutions for different sized organizations. We have planned the collaboration packages but are open to assessing your proposals to better suit your objectives and needs.

If you have any questions or want to further discuss the packages available, contact: Cristina Blasco and Valentina Coppola of Grupo RIC at ihf@gruporic.com or +34 93 410 86 46.

Why Sponsor or Exhibit?

The World Hospital Congress offers exceptional sponsorship and exhibition opportunities to showcase your organization and to associate your brand with thought leadership, sector networking and partnership development. The packages available will allow you to be visible to around 1,000 congress delegates including IHF members composed of national and regional hospital associations and healthcare service providers across the globe.

The Congress consistently attracts strong audiences of industry executives and decision-makers who are actively seeking new products and services to support their health services. This is the perfect opportunity to reach decision-makers from around the world in one place and to engage with some of the most influential and leading thinkers in the industry.

Alongside the compelling program will be an industry exhibition which will include a display of scientific posters, meeting hub and networking areas. The Welcome Reception and all catering breaks will take place in the exhibition area and therefore will provide an excellent marketing opportunity for exhibitors.

If you are a major stakeholder in the industry or are looking to play a greater role, the World Hospital Congress is the perfect opportunity to promote your organization, products and services to health sector leaders.

Who are the delegates?

The World Hospital Congress will bring together hospital and health leaders, decision-makers and senior professionals from around the world:

  • IHF members and global partners
  • National and international healthcare organization and association executives
  • Primary health leaders
  • Hospital and health service providers, executives and senior managers
  • Social service organization executives and senior managers
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Clinical management experts
  • Government healthcare representatives and healthcare policy planners
  • International, national and state / territory health leaders
  • Healthcare regulators
  • Consumer associations
  • Health insurers
  • Health data and information systems leaders
  • Innovation and research experts
  • Pharmaceutical companies, medical device and health technology equipment and other service suppliers
  • Academics, other university and business school representatives


For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities contact:
Cristina Blasco and Valentina Coppola
Grupo RIC (Technical Secretariat)
Email: ihf@gruporic.com
Phone: +34 93 410 86 46