2019 Sponsors

Main Sponsor

MED-EL is a family-owned pioneering provider of hearing implant solutions, and the leader in the region. The company was founded by Dr. Ingeborg and Prof. Dr. Erwin Hochmair and is 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 1990s, and continues to build on its unwavering commitment to supporting individuals in overcoming hearing loss as a barrier to communication; through researching, investing in and consequently offering the widest range of solutions to treat various types and degrees of hearing loss.

Most recently, in 2018, MED-EL introduced OTOPLAN, a cutting-edge surgical planning tool that enables otologic surgeons to map their patients’ exact anatomy, before they even make their first incision. Using computerized tomography (CT) scans, the tablet-based tool generates tailored 3D models allowing superior operation planning and precision versus existing technology.

Furthermore, MED-EL welcomed RONDO 2 to its innovative array of hearing solutions. RONDO 2 revolutionized the world of cochlear implants being the world’s first cochlear implant audio processor to feature wireless charging, by this delivering reliable, hassle-free hearing without disposable batteries, connecting cables, or opening the processor.

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

A Traditional Hanseatic Company

High-tech with personality

Hearing systems are little miracles. We pack a wealth of technology into the tiniest spaces-complex, state-of-the-art software innovations that are now able to address almost any form of hearing loss.

When Uwe Fischer joined his father’s acoustics company (which at that point sold hearing systems manufactured in the USA) in 1967, he had one primary vision: to support hearing-impaired people and improve their quality of life. He established the company’s in-house Research and Development department, thus laying the groundwork for high-quality HANSATON-made hearing systems.

Again and again, HANSATON products have received accolades for their exceptional design qualities. As simple and inconspicuous as they seem on the outside, they are the product of impressive engineering knowledge, intuition and an exceptional understanding of design.

Creating change and progress is a challenge that the Hanseatic hearing system manufacturers have set as their number-one priority with every one of their developments- combining top product quality, cutting-edge technology and outstanding designs to help optimize your hearing experience.

The HANSATON philosophy

Understanding people – being successful together

  • Reliability and entrepreneurial spirit
  • We understand the needs and desires of our partners
  • We perceive opportunities and make successful use of them – together with our partners
  • 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

    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.

    Smith & Nephew supports healthcare professionals for over 150 years in more than 100 countries in their daily efforts to improve the lives of their patients.

    We do this by taking a pioneering approach to the design of our advanced medical products and services, by securing wider access to our diverse technologies for more customers globally, and by enabling better outcomes for patients and healthcare systems.

    We have leadership positions in Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics Reconstruction, Advanced Wound Management and Trauma & Extremities.

    We are also proud of our Innovative ENT Portfolio (acquired from Arthocare) with its unique and patented Coblation Technology, Rapid Rhino for high quality Nasal packs, Epistaxis and Dissolvable Dressings, plus our state of the art Sinus Tools.

    Vienna Trading LLC is successful and renowned company since 1992 with branches located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Alain.

    We are a leading company in which we deal only with leading companies such as PHONAK hearing aids in Switzerland, COCHLEAR for cochlear implants in Australia, and INTERACOUSTICS for diagnostic devises in Denmark. VTE is always dedicated to give the best care and support to our customers.

    Our VTE professionals are all qualified audiologists who studied audiology and hearing aids sciences to share their knowledge and to ensure that our customers are in safe hands.

    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.

    Bronze Sponsor


    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.


    Hear better, live better
    ASTEMED is well established Medical supply company since over the past 17 years, during which, we've succeeded to articulate a great legacy in serving healthcare providers across the GCC with our topnotch solutions & equipment, one of which is our unique, well distinguished, highly innovative Audiology & ENT devices and Medical solutions in partnering with STAR KEY HEARNING which we provide & distribute particularly in the market of UAE.

    Our Promise
    People First is about empowering people to communicate freely, interact naturally and participate actively.
    We know that your life is your life. And as your circumstances, needs and demands change, so does our challenge: To change with you, and deliver the solution you need to communicate, interact and participate. Our promise supports this in every way. Everything we do – from solutions to support tools - is designed to empower people to play an active part in life.
    At Oticon Medical, we are passionate about using our combined expertise and resources to open up the world of sound to as many people as possible.
    We do so because we appreciate that when it comes to quality of life, sound and sound quality matter.
    OTEX commitment
    To deliver on this promise and to realize our ambition, we have defined five focus areas where our passion and commitment come together. With this focus, we will ensure that no one with a hearing problem receives a less than optimal solution. Because we understand just how much sound matters.