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World Health Summit

Newsletter October 2017

World Health Summit 2017

  • Facts & Figures
  • High Patrons
  • Venue & Accommodation
  • Final Ticket Sale
  • Social Media
  • Livestreams
  • Satellite Events

Facts & Figures

The World Health Summit is one of the world’s most prominent strategic forums for global health. What you can expect:

  • 2,000 participants from 100 countries
  • Several Ministers, Nobel Prize laureates, a Princess, and CEOs from the Private Sector and Civil Society
  • 5 Keynote Lecture Sessions, 11 Panel Discussions, 31 Workshops
  • Welcome Reception on Sunday, World Health Summit Night on Monday
  • Startup Competition
  • Hackathon
  • Poster Exhibition
  • 6 points for visiting physicians per day by the Berlin Chamber of Physicians
  • And much more!

Check > for details.

High Patrons of the World Health Summit

Angela Merkel Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic
Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

Venue & Accommodation


Karl-Marx-Allee 131a
10243 Berlin, Germany

Once the largest and most popular film theatre in the former GDR, it has been extensively modernized in line with the requirements of historically listed buildings and fits perfectly with the architectonic ensemble on the Karl-Marx-Allee, the largest single collection of historical buildings in Germany.

Kosmos, WHS venue (c) Kosmos KG (c) Kosmos KG
WHS Venue (c) Kosmos (c) Kosmos KG
Floorplan World Health Summit Venue 2017 Floorplan

Find out how to get there > and recommended accomodations >

Final Ticket Sale

A record number of tickets have already been sold. Please hurry if you plan to attend but have not registered yet. The final tickets are now on sale.

Social Media Usage

You cannot attend the event? Be part of the online discussion!

Social Media

Follow what's happening and share your opinion:
Hashtag: #WHS2017


All Keynote Lectures and Panel Discussions will be streamed live at >

They will also be available as recordings following the event.

Satellite Events

There’s plenty of other action surrounding this year's World Health Summit. Events include:

Health Week

From October 8-18, Berlin becomes the capital of health again with experts from all health-related sectors discussing challenges, answering questions from the general public and explaining their research. 

Berlin's Health Week > features events in Berlin and several adjacent regions.

Germany’s and Japan’s Role in Global Health

From October 12-13, this symposium will track the genesis, impact and trajectory of German and Japanese global health policies and commitments over the last 25 years, looking particularly at the political and economic determinants.

Details and registration >

4th German-African Healthcare Symposium

The symposium on October 18 will discuss the G20 healthcare topics and focus on health security. Together with high-level experts from Africa, Germany and Europe the results of the G20 Healthcare Conference will be discussed. The event is directed in particular towards medium sized enterprises.

Details and registration >

German-Arab Health Conference

The purpose of this conference from October 18-19 is to exchange ideas on the transformation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s health system via cooperation between a variety of actors from Saudi Arabia and Germany.

Details and registration >

World Health Summit

Berlin, Germany
October 15-17, 2017

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