Sponsorship & Exhibits

The ICNMD 2018 Congress is an excellent opportunity to interact with a diverse group of clinicians, scientists, students, and industry professionals involved with muscular dystrophies, other myopathies, myasthenia gravis, polyneuropathies, spinal cord disorders, and neurofibromatosis, to list only a few. Over 1,000 clinicians and scientists from around the world are expected to attend. Increase your visibility and organization’s exposure to the national and international markets by becoming a sponsor and/or exhibitor or by holding an industry-supported symposium at this outstanding and important Congress.

The Congress is pleased to offer a variety of sponsorship options, including but not limited to:

  • Industry-supported seminars
  • Hands-on training sessions
  • Exhibit space
  • Digital and printed advertising opportunities
  • Scholarship and travel grants
  • Virtual and online conference components
  • many more…

Background Information

Statistics on Past Editions

Statistics on past ICNMD Congresses (click to expand)

Past Event Attendance

Year Venue Attendance Year Venue Attendance
2018 Vienna, Austria 1,000 exp. 2002 Vancouver, Canada 900
2016 Toronto, Canada 700 1998 Adelaide, Australia 1,200
2014 Nice, France 900 1994 Kyoto, Japan 2,000
2010 Naples, Italy 800 1990 Munich, Germany 3,000
2006 Istanbul, Turkey 1,500 1986 Los Angeles, USA 2,000

Demographics & Statistics

From experience with international conferences held in Europe, we expect 50-60% attendees from Europe, 15-20% from the North America, 15-20% from Asia/Oceania, 2-5% from Central/South America & Africa.

At the 2014 event in Nice, France, 66% of participants were from Europe; 15% from North America; 11% from Asia/Oceania; 4% from the Middle East; and 4% from South America & Africa.

At the 2016 event in Toronto, Canada, 66% of participants were from North America; 19% from Europe; 9% from Asia; 3% from the South America; 2% from the Middle East; and 1% from Africa. This is typical from events held in North America.

Among the participants in ICNMD 2016, the following categories were represented:

  • Health Care Professionals: 40%
  • Industry: 33%
  • Academics: 12% (some of which could also be counted under HCP)
  • NGO/Patient organizations: 7%
  • Other: 7%

Past Sponsors & Exhibitors (click to expand)
  • Akashi Therapeutics
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Audentes Therapeutics
  • Baxalta
  • Biogen
  • BioMarin Pharmaceutical
  • Cadwell Laboratories
  • Cevidra
  • CSL Behring
  • GBS Foundation of Canada
  • GBS/CIDP Foundation International
  • GE Healthcare
  • Genea Biocells
  • GeneDx
  • Grifols
  • Idera Pharmaceuticals
  • Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases (IOS Press)
  • LFB Biomedicaments
  • LifeLabs Genetics
  • Muscular Dystrophy Canada
  • Myasthenia Gravis Society of Canada (MG Canada)
  • Myositis/Myosite Canada
  • Octapharma
  • Pfizer
  • Philips Healthcare
  • PTC Therapeutics
  • RYR-1 Foundation
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • Santhera Pharmaceuticals
  • Sarepta Therapeutics
  • Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals
  • Terumo BCT
  • Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical


Please contact our dedicated Sponsorship and Exhibit Sales Manager for more information on our Sponsorship & Exhibit options, and to start discussing how you would like to support, and be involved in, ICNMD 2018.

Ms. Cali (Carine) Vindeirinho
Senior Sponsorship & Exhibit Sales Manager
ICNMD2018-Sponsorship at icsevents.com
Mobile: [+33] 6 9545 8085
Office: [+1] 604 681 2153
Fax: [+1] 604 681 1049

Congress Secretariat
International Conference Services Ltd. (ICS)
Suite 300, 1201 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E 2V2

Hotel Accommodation: Book Official!

The Congress Secretariat (International Conference Services Ltd.) is the official Housing Bureau for ICNMD 2018 and will coordinate housing for the Congress. Discounted room rates have been negotiated for delegates and groups. All sponsors and exhibitors are asked to support the Congress by booking accommodations via the official Housing Bureau. Priority selection of hotel rooms will be offered to sponsors.

The Congress Secretariat retains the right to downgrade sponsorship levels if sponsors do not book through the official Housing Bureau. Full rates will be available on the website.

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