Global Village activities

Global Village

The 2022 edition of the World Cancer Congress will focus on enhancing the delegates’ human experience and providing a powerful platform for them to meet, exchange and start new collaborations.   

The Global Village, at the heart of the World Cancer Congress, will stage the networking hub of the event. This animated and bustling area will host a series of activities that will aim to raise the profile of participating individuals and organisations, whilst giving them the opportunity to make meaningful connections.  

Exhibition area

With its open design, the Global Village will welcome up to 30 exhibiting organisations from all over the world, encouraging diversity and intercultural dialogue.  

Exhibitors will be encouraged to host dynamic and interactive activities on their stands to generate more interest and regular foot traffic throughout the 3 days.

Secure your booth in the Global Village

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If you would like to become an exhibitor in the Global Village, please contact Mr Yani Amar at 

Theme Pavilions

For the first time at the World Cancer Congress, three Theme Pavilions have been designed to complement the exhibition area and continue discussions around the 6 themes of the programme.  

Each Pavilion will host a suite of activities allowing participants to: 

  • take part in Meet the Experts sessions 
  • connect with key experts and peers on specific topics 
  • exchange and learn from each other by participating in informal presentations
  • watch the selected films of the WCC Cinema, find resources and participate in facilitated networking activities as well as meet and greet events.  

The pavilions will be located in different areas of the Global Village and each of the three areas will showcase two of the six Congress themes. 

  • The first Pavilion will co-host activities around programme theme 1 (Prevention, screening & early detection) and theme 5 (Tobacco control)  
  • The second Pavilion will co-host activities around programme theme 2 (Cancer research & progress) and theme 3 (Healthcare systems & policies)  
  • The third Pavilion will co-host activities around programme theme 4 (Palliative care) and theme 6 (People living with cancer) 

The Pavilions are an opportunity for organisations wishing to highlight their commitment to a particular theme to increase their visibility within the Global Village and to share their experience during the Meet the Experts presentations held during the networking breaks. 

The programme of all the activities for each Pavilion will be released in September. 

Secure your space in one of the 3 Theme Pavilions

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If your organisation is interested in integrating and having a presence at one of the three Pavilions, please contact Mr Yani Amar at 

Spotlight Stage

For the first time at the World Cancer Congress, participants will have a chance to raise their voice and share inspiring stories on the new Spotlight Stage, located in the heart of the Global Village. The Spotlight stage will host 7-minute Ted-Talk ® style presentations.  

Presenters and topics will come from various horizons. Through its programmes, its members, its partners and its extended network, UICC is seeking for engaging orators to share moving stories, innovative solutions or personal journeys that have made a difference and can inspire the community in accelerating progress in the fight against cancer. 

If you have a powerful story to tell and would like to raise your voice in front of the WCC audience, you can tell us about it during the registration process.  

A committee will review all suggestions and select those that have the potential to be the most impactful and inspirational for Congress delegates. 

A first round of selection will be made the end of July. 
A preliminary programme will be released by mid-August. 
A second round of selection will be made mid-September.
The final programme will be available on 21 September.

The Spotlight Stage is open for sponsorship. For more information, please contact Mr Yani Amar at 


UICC’s focal connection point will be hosted in the UICC Café, an environment conducive to discussions, informal meetings and catch-ups.

UICC Members’ Lounge

After nearly 3 years of virtual meetings and connections, face-to-face networking will be one of the greatest highlights of this year’s Congress in Geneva, which will also aim at strengthening the sense of community belonging of the UICC membership.  

UICC members represent approximately 40% of the participants of the Congress. The Members’ lounge will give them the space to meet and exchange informally or even run more formal and structured meetings.   

If your organisation is interested in bringing a delegation or group to participate in the World Cancer Congress, please contact Mr Yani Amar at for more information on group registrations and discounts.

Leaders’ Lounge

The Leaders Lounge will be an area exclusively dedicated to global health leaders throughout the 3 days of the World Cancer Congress. The objective is to foster qualitative networking and provide leaders with easy access to peers on the same level, VIPs and high-level executives across all sectors. 

The space will include facilitated opportunities for leaders to be inspired, share ideas and make new connections. 


Opening hours

The Global Village will be located in the main foyer and on the first floor of the International Conference Center Geneva (CICG), the official Congress venue. 

The Congress participants will be able to meet the exhibitors and enjoy the numerous activities in the Global Village during the following opening hours:

Tuesday 18 October  Wednesday 19 October  Thursday 20 October 
08:00 – 18:00  08:00 – 18:00  08:00 – 13:00 


Monday, March 28, 2022