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Exhibition and sponsorship

Why attend a World Congress of Cardiology?

Active participation by industry in the WCC  is an opportunity not to be missed due to the size, potential and importance of the growing Middle Eastern market to the world economy. The WCC provide a unique platform for reaching broad scientific audiences and expanding into growing and increasingly important new markets such as the Middle East.

WCC Strategy»Industry Opportunities
To share science with low- and middle income countries»Open new markets and networking opportunities through the participation of countries with rising economies such as Middle East, China, Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa
To reach more healthcare providers by integrating the world congress with national
and regional congresses
»Reach larger prescribing audiences
To include an additional focus on intervention, prevention, diagnosis and treatment»Present medication and devices that offer early diagnosis and treatment
To integrate physicians, patients, policy makers and the public»Creative symposia
To take a multi-stakeholder approach»Reach cardiologists, internists, diabetologists, obesity experts, neurologists, etc.
To raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and to inspire action»Broad reach of both scientific and lay media; to capitalize on rising awareness through pertinent promotions, educational activities,
learning structures and visibility

Why we chose Dubai?
No one can doubt the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) with proven statistics of more than 17 million people dying each year and a staggering 82% of lives claimed in low- and middle-income countries. We all know that CVD is the number one killer worldwide and in the UAE itself it is responsible for 29% of all annual deaths.
It is the first time in its 62-year history that the WCC has been held in the Gulf region. Dubai, situated as the gateway to the Middle East in the heart of the Gulf, has the infrastructure, the air links and, above all, the need and desire to bring together the world and regional experts on heart health, CVD and stroke.
By choosing easily accessible Dubai as the destination for the WCC 2012, the World Heart Federation has taken a significant step toward fulfilling its mission in leading the fight against heart disease and stoke for many low-and middle income regions and countries within easy reach – including Africa, the Middle East, South-East Asia and India.

Why hold an industry satellite activity and /or educational workshop at WCC?
Companies are invited to organize satellite activities as part of the WCC. These allow companies to attract interested, qualified delegates and update them first-hand on the science that underpins your campaigns and products. It is one of the most educational formats for open, frank and interactive learning and debate between the medical profession on the topics most relevant to your corporate goals. The time slots are specifically allocated to be independent of the main scientific programme, maximizing the numbers of delegates that can attend your industry satellite activity.

Why exhibit at WCC?
If you have products or services for the heart-health medical community that fall within the following categories or similar, then we have the right platform to assist you with meeting your goals:
Associations; Education; Food service, Nutrition and lifestyle; Imaging; Information technology; Hospital/Institution; Medical devices and equipment; Pharmaceuticals; Publishing and Research

Contact us

Alan Cole
Corporate Relations Manager
Congress Division
alan.cole(at)worldheart.org
+41 22 807 03 28

or

sponsorship(at)worldheart.org