Driving global healthcare innovation: WISH 2016

November 2016

Management of the World Innovation Summit for Health in Qatar 2016.

The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) is a global healthcare community dedicated to developing an evidence base for healthcare policy, culminating in a recurring 2-day summit which brings together high-level academics, researchers, policymakers and other healthcare professionals from all over the globe to discuss healthcare innovation and best practices on this unique platform.

Forums and panel discussions are generating interdisciplinary, evidence-based reports on topics including Autism, Behavioral Insights, Cardiovascular Disease, the Economic Benefits of Investing in Health, Healthy Populations, and Precision Medicine. WISH also reported on its ongoing impact locally and globally on issues previously highlighted at WISH, such as Diabetes, Accountable Care, and Patient Safety.

Further to its forums on health policy research , the summit featured Innovation Showcases from around the world that are shaping the design, delivery, and financing of care, as well as a cohort of Young Innovators, whose contributions to global health deserve wider recognition.

The summit which was held on 29th and 30th November 2016 at the Qatar National Convention Center saw over 1,500 delegates from more than 100countries. With almost 50 ministerial delegations a quarter of the world’s health ministries were represented.

fischerAppelt managed the project end-to-end including but not limited to:

  • All year-round management for more than 2,000 invited local and international delegates
  • The production of several films essential to the programme and topics of the 2016 summit
  • Content creation
  • A re-design of the WISH brand platform and roll-out into collaterals, spatial design, venue branding and other applications
  • Design and production of the bilingual 5,000-sqm Gallery Hall featuring the 20 Innovation Showcases, 12 Partner exhibitions, a young innovators area, WISH impact zone and other content essential to the summit
  • Turnkey Congress Management, planning, technical management and operation of all sessions in 4 Auditoriums and several side events

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