Host a World Cancer Congress

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UICC invites its full members to bid to host the 2024 World Cancer Congress. This unique opportunity will help them raise their country and region's profile amongst the global cancer and public health community as well as leave a strong legacy within the country.

Over the recent years, Congress host organisations and countries have widely benefited from welcoming the global cancer community in their respective countries. It gives them an opportunity to considerably push forward their national and regional agendas and secure a coordinated and multileveled response. The programme for each Congress edition is articulated around a broad overarching theme that sets the tone for the event.

The host organisation, the city and the country will all benefit from global visibility and credibility in their recognition as key players and leaders in the global fight against cancer for hosting this pivotal platform gathering world experts in cancer control.

The successful host receives the unique opportunity for its reputation to be disseminated across a multi-disciplinary global context, including governments, international organisations, NGOs, cancer affiliations, patient support groups, research institutes, care centres, academia and the corporate sector. World Cancer Congress hosts are not only afforded altruistic recognition by the rest of the world in being seen at the forefront of the global campaign to eliminate cancer as a life-threatening disease but its afforded unparalleled networking and partnership opportunities. These opportunities in the past have created and will continue to create enduring structures of prosperity both in terms of global cancer control and global recognition in general for any willing host country. 


UICC is now calling to receive expressions of interest for the 2024 World Cancer Congress before 27 March 2020

Please find here below the main steps to follow when submitting your expression of interest. All letters are to be addressed to Mrs Jessica Mathieu, UICC, Head of Congress and events:

  • A letter of expression of interest from the CEO of your organisation indicating institutional support and commitment and acknowledging that you have read and understood the 2024 WCC Bid Guidelines.
  • A letter of support from the proposed convention bureau mentioning the destination’s capacity in hosting an event of such calibre.
  • The confirmation that your organisation will provide a financial investment of USD 800,000.

All expressions of interest must be submitted by one or several UICC full members, in collaboration and with the support of the national/city convention bureau.

If you are interested in hosting a future Congress, please contact Mrs Jessica Mathieu, Head of Events & Congress at UICC:

The full 2024 WCC Bid Guidelines, including the detailed timeline, process, selection criteria and other details may be downloaded HERE. 

Past and recently awarded destinations and hosts may be found here.


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