CEO Programme

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Given its tremendous success at the 2016 World Cancer Congress, UICC's leadership programme for CEOs of UICC full member organisations will be back in Kuala Lumpur.

The CEO programme aims to facilitate:

  • Networking opportunities for senior executives across the UICC membership
  • Peer-to-peer learning
  • Access to relevant educational and training opportunities¬†

CEO Programme at the 2018 Congress

  • Exclusive sessions and networking (restricted entrance*):¬†three¬†highly interactive 60-minute lunch-time sessions¬†to review best practices¬†and share perspectives amongst leaders, and one¬†CEO networking breakfast
    * The exclusive sessions are offered free of charge to CEOs of UICC full Member organisations only. UICC defines a CEO as the most senior executive or administrator in charge of managing the organisation and who is responsible for developing and executing the organisation's long term strategy and managing the overall operations and resources on a daily basis.
  • CEO-relevant sessions from the main programme: to help CEOs and other senior leaders navigate the packed official programme at Congress, a number of sessions providing relevant insights have been hand-picked by other CEOs and highlighted throughout the Congress programme -¬†access the CEO-Track here‚Äč
  • CEO Award: open to UICC members only, the award aims to recognise excellence in leadership and expertise in managing a cancer control organisation. The Award Ceremony will take place¬†on 2 October after the UICC General Assembly - nominations are open now until 8 June
  • UICC CEO Programme LinkedIn Group:¬†to¬†help generate CEO-relevant online discussions and insights¬†with over 60 peers. If you are a keen LinkedIn user, do get in touch

CEO programme OVERVIEW




13:10 - 14:10

CEO lunchtime session*

Lessons in leadership: uncovering the stories behind the leaders



07:30 - 09:00

CEO networking breakfast*


12:40 - 13:40

CEO lunch-time session*

Walk the talk: translating global commitments into national action

12:40 - 13:40

CEO lunchtime session* 

Innovation in fundraising: exploring creative resource mobilisation strategies


18:30 - 20:30

General Assembly

UICC Awards,

incl. CEO Award, followed by Members Reception


*For CEOs of UICC full Members organisation only


The CEO programme is free of charge and open to CEOs of UICC full member organisations only. Eligible CEOs who have registered to the Congress will be able to sign up to the programme from their Congress registration profile starting from late June 2018.

The CEO programme will be featured on the Congress participants badges, granting access to the relevant sessions.

If your organisation wishes to become a UICC full member and benefit from the CEO programme for free, please contact


The CEO activities are open exclusively to CEOs (including Managing Directors, Secretary Generals and Director Generals) of UICC full member organisations.

Participants must be the most senior executives or administrators in charge of leading and managing their organisation.

For further information about the CEO programme, please contact

CEO confidence barometer survey

CALLING ALL CEOs - help us gain insights on the outlook of the cancer leadership community and inform our CEO-dedicated activities by participating in our snap CEO Confidence Barometer Survey, for CEOs and senior executives only - request access to the survey



The CEO programme is proudly sponsored by Merck & Co (MSD), one of UICC's leading partners.