2018 Sponsors

Main Sponsor

MED-EL, which is headquartered in Innsbruck, Austria, is a leading provider of hearing solutions. The family-owned business, which was founded by Dr. Ingeborg and Prof. Dr. Erwin Hochmair, is one of the pioneers of the industry, and the inventor of the Cochlear Implant in the form in which it is known today.

MED-EL established its presence in the Middle East and North Africa market in the early 1990's, and has a growing network of exclusive and trusted partnerships with the region's leading hospitals and doctors.

Most recently, MED-EL expanded its cutting edge hearing solutions to include ADHEAR, a new innovative technology offering a non-surgical solution for conductive hearing loss.

With that MED-EL reaffirms its commitment to researching, investing in and offering the widest range of solutions to treat various types and degrees of hearing loss, as a means of supporting patients in overcoming hearing loss as a barrier to communication.

Platinum Sponsors

As the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, CochlearTM is dedicated to bringing the gift of sound to people with moderate to profound hearing loss. We have helped over 450,000 people of all ages live full and active lives by reconnecting them with family, friends and community.

We aim to give our recipients the best lifelong hearing experience and access to innovative future technologies. For our professional partners, we offer the industry's largest clinical, research and support networks. That's why more people choose Cochlear that any other hearing implant company.

Gold Sponsors

Abbott has a rich heritage and history that goes back more than 125 years, when our company was founded by Chicago physician Wallace C. Abbott. Now, Abbott has become one of leading broad based global health care company devoted to discovering new medicines, new technologies and new ways to manage health. Our products span the continuum of care, from nutritional products and laboratory diagnostics through medical devices and pharmaceutical therapies. Our comprehensive line of products encircles life itself -addressing important health needs from infancy to the golden years.

As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the health and lives of millions of people each year. We believe our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise can help address the complex challenges - such as rising costs, aging populations and the burden of chronic disease - faced by families and healthcare systems today. But no one can do it alone. That's why we're committed to partnering in new ways and developing powerful solutions that deliver better patient outcomes. Founded in 1949 as a medical repair company, we're now among the world's largest medical technology, services and solutions companies, employing more than 85,000 people worldwide, serving physicians, hospitals and patients in more than 155 countries. Join us in our commitment to take healthcare Further, Together. Learn more at Medtronic.com

Mundipharma and its network of privately-owned Independent Associated Companies (lACs), are passionately committed to alleviating the global burden of pain and needless suffering of patients everywhere. With a heritage spanning over 60 years, Mundipharma now supports patients in over 120 countries across six continents. We are leaders in pain management with a portfolio of treatments that include a broad range of product areas to improve patient outcomes and quality of life - from clinical disinfectants to treatment for hematological malignancies. To complement these areas, we specialize in drug delivery systems which support our range of analgesics, respiratory and ophthalmology treatments

MEDA, a Mylan company

Mylan is a global healthcare company focused on making high quality medicines available to patients who need them. The company was founded in the U.S. in 1961 and became a leading manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals. Today, we are passionate champions for better health everywhere, with a platform unmatched in the industry.

"We aspire to be the main provider of high quality, affordable medicines helping secure long-term access to healthcare for people around the world."

  • Sandoz, a Division of the Novartis group, is a global leader in the field of generic pharmaceuticals, offering a wide array of high quality, affordable products that are no longer protected by patents.
  • Sandoz develops, produces and markets these medicines along with pharmaceutical and biotechnological active substances and anti-infective.
  • In addition to strong organic growth in recent years, Sandoz has made a series of acquisitions including Lek (Slovenia), Sabex (Canada), Hexal (Germany), Eon Labs (US), EBEWE (Austria).

Vienna Trading Establishment is part of the Al Batha Group of companies (Owned by His Highness Sh. Sultan Bin Mohammad Sultan Al Qasimi). The Al Batha group is one of the largest private business groups in the UAE. The group consists of around 25 autonomous companies in the diversified sectors of Medical/Pharmaceutical, Automobiles, Contracting, Manufacturing, Electronics, FMCG, Real Estate, and Education etc. and has over 4500 employees.

With the collaboration with Nucleus Cochlear Implant & Phonak companies we aim to play a major role in providing hearing solutions for the population of United Arab Emirates - Nucleus Cochlear Implant System for electrical stimulation & Phonak for acoustic stimulation where, Phonak is a part of Sonova Group. Both Phonak & Nucleus are market leaders in innovation & delivering performance. We are pleased to inform that with these two companies we are collaborating very closely and in the near future we will see new products on the market which bring together their technologies for the benefit of our patients with hearing disability.

Silver Sponsors

Think globally act locally is a precise definition of our corporate culture. Amico is a leader and pioneer in number of medical fields. The company markets and services broad line of surgical and diagnostic equipment and devices used in ophthalmology, Dermatology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Plastic surgery, ENT, OR solution, Hospital Supply and optical. All of our divisions Successfully engage in Marketing, servicing and customer support. At Amico we have intimate knowledge of the Local market, emerging Local trend, economic changes and cultural differences throughout the GCC, levant countries, Iraq, North Africa , Iran and Pakistan.

KARL STORZ offers the complete package for the ENT practitioner; from rigid endoscopes to flexible fiberscopes and close to 6,000 different instruments. The product range has been topped off with a portfolio of strategic products: the KARL STORZ NAV1 Navigation System, UNIDRIVE SIII Motor System, TIPCAM1 S 3D 4mm telescope, IMAGE1 S Full HD Imaging Systems, and the VITOM® 3D exoscope; the revolutionary solution for the visualization of microsurgical and open surgical interventions in 3D

Bronze Sponsor

Otex Medical Equipments Trading LLC specializes in high quality products and services.

Being established in UAE since 2006, OTEX provides Oticon brand products from Denmark, and offers the best possible solution for hearing impaired. We have currently 2 major products in the market : The Oticon brand hearing aids and assistive listening devices, and the Oticon Medical Cochlear Implant (previously Neurelec from France).

OTEX guarantees authentic product distribution in United Arab Emirates, being the main distributor and brand carrier of Oticon. We put numerous efforts in delivering the best to meet the individual requirement of our customers.

Our first priority is customer satisfaction and long lasting relationships. With OTEX, we guarantee a 100% customer satisfaction with assurance of high quality and authentic product distribution in UAE.

Support Sponsors

A global, science-led biopharmaceutical company

  • Focus on the discovery, development and commercialisation of primary and specialty care prescription medicines
  • Invest in distinctive science in three main therapy areas where we believe we can make the most meaningful difference to patients
  • Operate in more than 100 countries and our innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.