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Industry partners are invited to sponsor the ILC 2018 by choosing from the various packages described below.

From sponsoring industry satellite symposia to webcasts, delegate WiFi or congress mini-programmes, we have put a comprehensive offering together to match your requirements. Device and biotech companies can also browse through a variety of dedicated options below and select a suitable sponsorship package.

Based on feedback from Industry, we have taken the time to build sponsorship packages which include all the key elements required by most of our past sponsors. In addition, we have considered restrictions from compliance and regulatory bodies and will continue to do so as these are ever changing.

You are welcome to select a pre-built sponsor package as a Major Sponsor and add to it any additional items and exhibition space. Those companies who only wish to sponsor individual items on the list provided or only wish to exhibit are welcome to do so.

If any elements of the sponsor packages do not suit your current objectives we would be delighted to discuss how we can assist you in building a bespoke package to suit your needs.

Industry Satellite Symposia – Price upon request

Sponsoring a satellite symposium is an ideal way to educate and stimulate a targeted audience. This is a unique opportunity to offer cutting edge science, present case studies and interact with delegates from around the world.

All symposia must be held within the congress venue in existing scientific session rooms used for the congress. Seating will be in theatre style. Room allocations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Slots are limited and the organisation of industry symposia and workshops are subject to approval by EASL and availability. A draft programme for each symposium, indicating the title, speakers and titles of presentations should be submitted to the EASL Office by 30 November 2017.

Date Industry Satellite Symposium Time Duration Availability
11 April 2018 Wednesday evening session 18:00 – 19:30 90 min  SOLD OUT
12 April 2018 Thursday morning session 07:30 – 08:30 60 min
12 April 2018 Thursday evening session 18:30 – 20:00 90 min SOLD OUT
13 April 2018 Friday evening session 18:30 – 20:00 90 min SOLD OUT
14 April 2018 Saturday midday session* 13:30 – 14:00 90 min SOLD OUT
15 April 2018 Sunday morning session 08:30 – 10:00 90 min

*This session can only take place if at least two companies make a booking prior to 30 October 2017. Should only one booking be received, then EASL shall cancel this session and inform the relevant company of the cancellation.

Prices for satellite symposia are available upon request and may vary according to the size of the meeting room. Rates include:

  • Rental of meeting room
  • Standard AV equipment
  • AV technician on-site
  • Rehearsal – 1 hour
  • Announcement in the online programme and EASL communication tools (at the discretion of the EASL Office)
  • Promotion on-site in designated areas approved by EASL

Additional services for enhanced AV support or catering should be booked via the congress centre directly.

Satellite symposium webcast – €30,000

We offer our Sponsors the opportunity to enhance the value of their satellite symposium by recording the session and having an on-demand webcast made available.

The benefits:

  • All satellite symposia are posted on the congress website and the LiverTreeTM (open access)
  • Access to technical staff and equipment on-site
  • Assistance with relevant administration regarding permissions from speakers
  • Logo acknowledgement on the opening / introductory screen of the webcast
  • Acknowledgements on EASL social media platforms

Note: EASL reserves the right to use Multilearning as the exclusive partner for the symposium webcast.

Webcast of the ILC 2018 Highlights – Multi-Sponsorship – €25,000 per company

An EASL panel of experts will present the scientific highlights of the ILC in a live interactive format. The ILC Highlights will showcase the main science of the congress by topic and exchange ideas on the science that will change professional practice.

The ILC Highlights will be made available to all ILC delegates, EASL members and reserved users.

The benefits:

  • Up to 70 privileged LiverTreeTM accounts per sponsoring company
  • All debriefs to be posted on the congress website and the LiverTreeTM (open access) and other social media channels, including YouTube
  • Sponsor acknowledgement on the streaming screen
  • Acknowledgement on sponsors list in the final and webcast programme

Mini-Workshop – €18,000

This format is available to companies with a specific target audience and to biotech companies. Sponsors with clinical data for rare diseases or with innovative new products will find it a perfect platform for delivering cutting-edge information to key individuals.

This option is not suitable for all companies and topics. EASL reserves the right to prioritise bookings based on the suitability of the application.

Max. 60 persons including faculty

Poster tour (Exclusive) – €20,000

During the ILC 2018, sponsors have the opportunity to support Poster tours. The Poster tours were implemented for the first time during our annual congress in 2016 and achieved great success.

The benefits:

  • Branded meeting point
  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor on the website
  • Acknowledgement of support in the Poster tour programme

Debriefs – €35,000

KOL’s from each field of the congress are invited to speak on the highlights of the congress.

The debriefs are posted on all digital platforms and are open to the public. There is no restricted access to view the debrief videos.


The benefits:

  • Acknowledgment on the recorded video
  • Video displayed on YouTube
  • Acknowledgement as a Sponsor on the website
  • Acknowledgement on the Sponsor board
  • Acknowledgment via e-newsletters

USB with proceedings and sponsored material – €10,000

This opportunity provides Sponsors with a means of providing delegates with all the information they need on the congress, as well as a visible advertising method that delegates will take away with them. The company name/logo will be placed on one side of the USB stick, which includes details of all congress proceedings.

The USB could be loaded with additional advertising content, which has to be confirmed by EASL. The USB sticks will be supplied and programmed by the Sponsor.

Note: Only one available. Platinum sponsors have priority.

Labelled notepad and pen/pencil in congress bag  – €20,000

This opportunity provides Sponsors a way of providing delegates with targeted advertising on items that can be taken away. Company name and/or logo are generally placed on the pen/pencil and notepad and the company name will be included in the list of Sponsors. The pen/pencil and notepad types need to be confirmed by EASL.

Travel Grants

Whilst all stakeholders with an interest in liver disease play a vital role in the congress, many do not have the means to participate. Since their voices are essential in furthering the developments of improving patient outcomes, we would like to bring together as many as possible from wide-ranging backgrounds. Receivers of a sponsored grant are selected by the EASL Scientific Committee.

  • Young Investigators – €650.00 (per YI – minimum 30 bursaries)
    Please note: EASL will distribute travel bursaries, including a free registration, to the 200 highest scored abstracts.
  • Nurses – €35,000 (25 nurse bursaries)
    Your support will cover the cost of their travel and accommodation for up to 2 days. Grants for nurses will be managed by the EASL Office.
  • Patient advocates educational travel grant – €40,000 (20 patient advocate bursaries)
    Your support will cover the cost of their travel and accommodation for up to 3 days. Grants for patient advocates will be managed by the EASL Office.
  • Clinicians & basic scientists – Prices available upon request and may vary according to compliance.

Situated in the Exhibition Hall, these individual sponsorship opportunities provide an opportunity to create a networking space for delegates to use throughout the congress. This presents the Sponsor with engagement opportunities with delegates in addition to creating a facility for delegates to hold small networking meetings, check emails, conduct work or to utilise seating.

The benefits:

  • Acknowledgement as a Sponsor on the website
  • Acknowledgement on the Sponsor board
  • Corporate branding of the area

Delegates lounge (exclusive)

This area is dedicated to delegates who want/need to host small meetings in a more private setting.

Internet corner (exclusive)

Working space dedicated to congress delegates with access to computers, printers and the internet.

Charging stations

Charging stations for mobile devices will be set up in different areas of the congress venue.

Prices available upon request.

T-shirts – €20,000

The supporting company logo and any supporting text (subject to approval and regulation) to be printed on the T-shirts used by over 250 staff on-site.

Fruit stations – €10,000

Help attendees stay healthy during the congress. Several fruit stands will be placed throughout the congress centre with the supporting company logo.

Delegate Wi-Fi (exclusive) – €50,000

Internet access at the venue will be offered free of charge to all delegates and most delegates are expected to use the WiFi network during the congress week.

Infrastructure, setup and maintenance are included within the sponsorship fee and the Sponsor can either create a specific landing page or use its regular website as the start page that delegates see when connecting to the network.

Mini-programme – €20,000 (includes all production costs)

This indispensable pocket programme book is offered to all congress delegates. It includes the full congress programme and schedule.

The benefits:

  • Acknowledgement as a Sponsor on the website
  • Acknowledgement of the support in the poster tour programme
  • Company logo printed on the mini-programme

General signage (multiple sponsors) – €15,000 per company

Have your company name and logo displayed on over 100 directional and informational signs and schedules placed throughout the congress venue. Your company will also be acknowledged as a Sponsor on the congress website and there may be a possibility to include corporate branding signage on the fruit stations.

Twitter feed screens (exclusive) – €18,000 per screen

Display screens will be located within the congress venue, showing all ILC related tweets to enhance and support participant interaction.

The benefits:

  • Acknowledgement on the screens with “sponsored by” logo
  • Acknowledgement as a congress Sponsor on the congress website
  • Acknowledgement on Sponsor board on-site

Pre-congress email (limited capacity) – €3,500 per email

Mailers to be sent to all registered congress participants between February and April. Emails can announce activities such as booth number and symposia (content subject to approval by EASL).

Note: Data privacy laws apply

Programme advert – €12,000

  • 1 advertisement page in the final printed and digital programme
  • Page designed and provided by Sponsor
  • Acknowledgement as a Sponsor on ILC website

Programme back cover – €20,000

  • Fully branded back cover in the final printed and digital programme
  • Page designed and provided by Sponsor
  • Acknowledgement as a Sponsor on the ILC website

Bookmark – €35,000

  • Fully branded bookmark
  • 1 bookmark per bag will be provided (approx. 10,000 units depending on the number of registered delegates)
  • Acknowledgement on ILC website

Exhibition floor plan – €18,000

This package offers exclusive visibility on the online and on-site exhibition floor plans and on the “You are here” boards displayed in key areas of the venue.


Lead Retrieval


Discover the flexible lead retrieval app for stands and symposia: Lion Leads App

Take advantage of The International Liver CongressTM 2018 to host your press conference and provide late breaking announcements onsite. A dedicated press conference room will be allocated, advertisement in the official congress press office will be offered and a sound crew will be available for recordings. Consult the time schedule and the opportunities for holding a press conference.

The following time schedule is available:

Date Schedule
11.04.2018 13:30-15:00
11.04.2018 15:00-16:30
11.04.2018 16:30-18:00
12.04.2018 09:30-11:00
12.04.2018 16:00-17:30
13.04.2018 14:00-15:30
13.04.2018 16:00-17:30
14.04.2018 18:30-20:00

For more information, contact us.

Interactive – €14,000

Make your satellite symposium interactive by adding real time voting and a Q&A facility to your sessions. Use it to present interactive medical cases or to give your expert panel the opportunity to address questions coming from the audience. The interactive tool is versatile, easy to use and includes a moderation layer. The package pricing includes support for all Symposia at the congress and 1 dedicated member of staff to support the interactive tool during your symposium.

Enhanced – €5,000

Enhanced your company profile by adding additional content and information. The company profile can be accessed over the main menu of the App (Sponsors or Exhibitors section). It can be accessed via a link from a push notification message or by scanning a printed QR code located on your booth.

  • Maximum 3 PDF files with 2MB each
  • Maximum video size 10MB

QR Codes

QR codes displayed on booth:

  • Pack of 5: €1,400
  • Pack of 10: €2,000
  • Pack of 15: €2,700

Splash Screen – €35,000

  • Logo displayed when downloading the App
  • All delegates who open the App will see the logo
  • More than 10,000 downloads expected

Email invite – €35,000

  • Email to be sent to all congress delegates
  • Sponsor acknowledgement
  • Company banner displayed

Lead retrieval – Upon request

With the ILC mobile app, exhibitors can easily retrieve leads and track contacts, visits and interests all through a simple scan of either the QR code within the delegate’s ILC app or through the code on the delegate’s badges.

EASL wishes to encourage Device and MedTech companies to take part in The ILC 2018.

This year, device companies will be able to have a dedicated area to showcase their devices to delegates and the following two specific sponsorship activities have been created solely for device companies. These activities are interactive and practical for delegates.

Hands on Session

As for previous years, we expect to host a minimum of 4 hands on sessions, each 50 minutes, where delegates can test and try the equipment. Each 50-minute session will accommodate a total of 20-25 participants.

Price: Upon request

Skills Learning Centre – Price upon request

The project was launched at ILC 2017 with the aim of offering delegates the opportunity to look, learn, ask questions and use material used for procedures under the tutelage of experts in the field. This Skills Learning Centre offers hepatologists working in non-referral centres the opportunity to learn advanced technologies in interventional hepatology. This project raises awareness of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and offers delegates the possibility of testing their knowledge and skills. The friendly atmosphere with experts will enable participants to ask broad questions related to the practice of interventions in patients with liver disease. This area is opened during specific times throughout the Congress and video teaching is encouraged.

More information on the Skills Learning Centre.

EASL will help biotech companies to network and present their research to the medical community taking part in the Congress. This is a unique platform for meeting with high-level executives and influential decision makers.

The EASL Biotech Village is an EASL Governing Board initiative in support of biotech companies. Companies that are selected to take part in this initiative are entitled to highly subsidised pricing conditions, which are exclusive.

Due to limited availability of space and very high demand, we invite interested companies to contact us as soon as possible via

Biotech Package – Price: €10,000

The complete package includes:

  • Dedicated space of 9 sqm
  • Branded meeting space in the exhibition area

  • Marketing & Communication – EASL will provide support to leverage your visibility
  • The possibility to host a mini-workshop of 60 minutes or a press conference
  • Acknowledgement and Congress materials

The different modules can also be bought individually and the costs are as follows:

  • On-site presence – €5,000 including branding
  • Marketing & Communication – €3,000
  • Education activities – €3,500