INDUSTRY SUPPORTER PROSPECTUS

DDW is your opportunity to fuel progress and meet with your target audience in person and virtually.

Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) brings physicians, researchers and other industry professionals together to exchange knowledge, formulate ideas and uncover new ways to improve the lives of those living with digestive diseases. As an industry supporter, you’ll contribute to this vital sequence of events by highlighting how your products and technologies are accelerating growth — while also building relationships with decision-makers from every subset of the field. In San Diego, you’ll meet face-to-face with this global community for the first time in more than two years. Capitalize on the pent-up desire for discovering new solutions in person and augment your company’s success by joining leaders in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. You’ll also have the opportunity to expand your reach to a virtual audience through a virtual showcase.

Exhibit Hall (In Person)

Sunday, May 22–Tuesday, May 24, 2022
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. PDT
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

Industry Supporter Showcase (Virtual)

Saturday, May 21–Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Extended access to the virtual showcase included.

DEDICATED EXHIBIT HALL HOURS:

We’ve scheduled fewer sessions during selected times so you can visit the Exhibit Hall without missing sessions.

9:30-10 A.M. /11:30 A.M.-2 P.M./3:30-4 P.M.

INDUSTRY SUPPORTER ELIGIBILITY

DDW views industry supporters as an integral part of the educational and scientific program. Qualified industry supporters are limited to firms, organizations and agencies that promote an awareness of products, technologies and services that are recognized and approved by DDW as being in harmony with, and supportive of, the objectives of the meeting. DDW has the sole right to determine the final eligibility/qualification of any firm, organization, agency or product for inclusion as an industry supporter. Rulings of DDW shall, in all instances, be final with regard to allowed use of exhibit space.

CHOOSE YOUR SPECIALTY

Companies must fall within one or more of these categories in order to be eligible to participate in DDW. Additional documentation may be required to qualify.
  • Anesthetics and Conscious
    Sedation
  • Artificial Intelligence and
    Technologies
  • Capsule Endoscopy Technology
  • COVID-19
  • Diagnostic Equipment, Devices
    and Services
  • Disease State Awareness
  • Endoscope Disinfection:
    Reprocessing Equipment,
    Solutions, Accessories and
    Services
  • Endoscopes: Upper Scopes,
    Colonoscopes, Enteroscopes, EUS
    and ERCP Scopes
  • Endoscopic Devices
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Nutritional and Weight
    Management
  • Other Imaging Techniques: OCT,
    Confocal, Fibroscan, Fluoroscopy,
    etc.
  • Patient Education, Tools and
    Mobile Apps
  • Pharmaceuticals: Acid Suppression
    Medications
  • Pharmaceuticals: Antiviral
    Medications for Hepatitis
  • Pharmaceuticals: Diarrhea,
    Constipation and Functional
    Bowel Disorder Medications
  • Pharmaceuticals: Diarrhea,
    Constipation and Functional
    Bowel Disorder Medications
  • Pharmaceuticals: IBD Medication
  • Pharmaceuticals: Other
    Pharmaceuticals
  • Practice Management/
    Telemedicine Technologies
  • Probiotics and Medical Foods
  • Professional: Certification,
    Education, Recruitment and
    Medical Training Simulation
  • Publications
  • Start-Up Company
  • Surgical Equipment

EXHIBIT SPACE ASSIGNMENTS AND PRIORITY POINT SYSTEM

Space assignments and virtual components are based on priority points. If you have any
questions about priority points, please contact Show Management. New qualifying supporters
will be assigned space on a first come, first-serve basis after full payment has been received.

DDW ATTENDEE DEMOGRAPHICS

We hosted our first-ever fully virtual DDW in 2021. Thank you to all our attendees, participants, supporters and sponsors who helped to make this event successful.

YEAR TO YEAR ATTENDANCE

PRESCRIBING CAPABILITIES

2021 REGISTRATION REPORT

AREAS OF INTEREST

(Multiple Answers Permitted)

The following shows the percent of attendees that are interested in each focus area, as categorized by the 2021 DDW Tracks.

Basic Science – 17%
Biliary Tract Diseases – 21%
Clinical Practice – 47%
Colorectal Diseases – 31%
Education and Training – 19%
Esophageal Diseases – 22%
Functional GI and Motility Disorders – 22%
Health Care Delivery, Disparities and Quality – 9%
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases – 37%
Liver Diseases and Transplantation – 20%
Microbiome in Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases – 1%
Obesity and Nutrition – 14%
Pancreatic Diseases – 18%
Pediatric GI – 7%
Practice Management – 6%
Stomach and Small Bowel Disorders – 19%
Technologies and Procedural Innovation – 17%

MEET WITH GI LEADERS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

2021 GLOBAL ATTENDEE BREAKDOWN

112

countries represented at DDW 2021

DDW 2021 VIRTUAL STATS

DDW Virtual™ attendees spent a significant amount of time on the platform.

6.4 hours

Average time spent by attendees on the platform.

309 sessions

offered.

136,000 session views

25% of these views were for Product Theaters and Satellite Symposia.

Most attendees not only engaged with industry supporter content, but spent at least an hour viewing the sessions.

71% of attendees interacted with industry supporter content.

69.7 minutes: average amount of time each attendee interacted with industry supporter content. Product Theaters and Satellite Symposia were among the most popular session types for attendees.

20 Product Theaters and 18 Satellite Symposia conducted.

33,573 views of industry supported events during the live meeting.

ATTENDEE BREAKDOWN BY REGION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INDUSTRY SUPPORTERS

EXHIBIT SPACE PRICING

CATEGORY $/SQ FT
Inline (100 sq. ft. minimum)* $33
Corner Fee* $200
Island (200 sq. ft. minimum) $38

Pricing for DDW 2022 has not increased. DDW will be honoring 2020 booth pricing.

Companies who select a face-to-face exhibit space can choose from the following package levels based on square footage.

SQUARE FOOTAGE PACKAGE LEVEL INCLUDED
100 Non-Profit
100-300 Basic
400-600 Bronze
800-1200 Silver
1,400-1,800 Gold
2,000-3,600 Platinum
4,000+ Platinum+

Companies can also upgrade their virtual presence. Please use the table on the next page to determine your upgrade fee. Companies who elect not to participate in person, can select the Virtual Only package.

*Non-profit rates are available for those organizations that promote public awareness of gastroenterology-related diseases. Size is limited to one 10×10 exhibit space and this level is not eligible for a virtual package upgrade. Official documentation required to qualify. Hospitals (and clinics) are eligible for the non-profit rate with documentation of non-profit status. Any organization that intends to recruit a physician for a hospital, clinic or group practice is not eligible for the non-profit status and will need to reserve space at the full exhibit space rate.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE EXHIBIT SPACE?

  • Company listing on the online Exhibit Hall floor plan, in the DDW Mobile App and in other DDW materials, where applicable.
  • 44”x7” identification sign indicating your company name and booth number (corner and insides only).
  • 8’ draped back wall and 3’ draped side wall (corner and insides only).
  • Unlimited complimentary industry supporter badges for booth personnel and virtual platform.

REACH A LARGER AUDIENCE AT DDW 2022

For the first time, DDW will have opportunities for industry supporters to participate with both the in person event in San Diego and online through our virtual platform.

We are thrilled to be able to expand our conference and reach a larger audience than ever before. Industry supporters will have the opportunity to interact with attendees within the virtual platform through upgrade opportunities. Please use the below table to determine your upgrade fee.

PACKAGE LEVEL

You can find your upgrade fee by inputting your current exhibit space fee according to your package type.

Note: Once you input your current exhibit space fee and click out of the form field, the upgrade fee will appear to the far right.

PACKAGE LEVEL CURRENT EXHIBIT SPACE FEE SUBTRACT THIS FEE FROM YOUR EXHIBIT SPACE FEE UPGRADE FEE
BASIC $ $3,500 $0
Bronze $ $10,000 $0
Silver $ $25,000 $0
Gold $ $50,000 $0
Platinum $ $75,000 $0
Platinum+ $ $150,000 $0

Companies who elect not to participate in person, can select the Virtual Only package.

PACKAGE LEVEL VIRTUAL ONLY
(DOES NOT INCLUDE FACE-TO-FACE PARTICIPATION)
Non-Profit $1,200
Basic $4,200
Bronze $12,000
Silver $30,000
Gold $60,000
Platinum $90,000
Platinum+ $180,000

PAYMENT & REGISTRATION INFORMATION

PAYMENT TERMS

INDUSTRY SUPPORTER REGISTRATION

  • Applications submitted before Nov. 5, 2021:
    • Full payment due Nov. 5, 2021: Ten (10) priority points will be awarded for full payment before this date.
    • Full payment not made before Nov. 5, 2021:
      • Exhibit space will be released into general inventory and DDW reserves the right to resell the space.
      • Company will need to reapply for exhibit space at DDW.
  • Applications submitted on or after Nov. 5, 2021:
    • Full payment is required before exhibit space is assigned.
    • Exhibit space confirmation and copy of executed contract will be sent upon receipt of full payment.
    • Applications will expire if full payment is not received within 30 business days of submission. Any applications received after April 22, 2022, will need to pay by credit card or send a check, wire transfer or ACH within five (5) business days of submission. If payment is not received during that time your application will expire and you will not be assigned an exhibit space.

Please make sure to review the payment and cancellation policy (coming soon). Submission of your contract online is an acknowledgment of all DDW policies, payment schedules, cancellation policies, and rules and regulations

Registration is required for all staff whether they will be face-to-face or interacting on the virtual platform. Registration opens in January 2022. You must be registered for DDW before you can book housing.

INDUSTRY SUPPORTER HOUSING

DDW’s official housing provider is onPeak. All hotel reservations must be made through this provider as hotels cannot take direct reservations. Reserve by calling 855-202-8097 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET. Show Management is not responsible for reservations incurred through unofficial sites.

SHOW SCHEDULE

Exhibit Hall (In Person)
Sunday, May 22–Tuesday, May 24, 2022
9:30 a.m.–4 p.m. PDT
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA

Industry Supporter Showcase (Virtual)
Saturday, May 21–Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Extended access to the virtual showcase included.

EXPERIENCE EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

NEXT STEPS: WE’RE HERE TO HELP

DDW prides itself on providing supporters with exceptional customer service. Contact our experienced staff to inquire about the benefits of exhibiting, ask questions or book your space.

Companies A-F
NIA MURPHY
Account Manager
Industry Sales and Operations
301-941-9789 | nmurphy@gastro.org
Companies G-M & New Industry Supporters
TESSA AYALA
Account Manager
Industry Sales and Operations
301-657-2176 | tayala@gastro.org
Companies N-Z
KAITLIN LAWRENCE
Senior Manager
Industry Sales and Operations
301-941-2627 | klawrence@gastro.org

MAXIMIZE YOUR PRESENCE WITH SPONSORSHIPS

DDW offers a variety of sponsorships, banners and attendee engagement programs. Show Management is confident there is something for each and every supporter, but if you don’t see something that works for you, just call. The team will work with you to design a custom package to suit your needs.

AREAS OF SPONSORSHIP

For an up-to-date list of sponsorships available, please visit the DDW sponsorship portal.

DIGITAL MEDIA

  • Website
  • Emails
  • Blog
  • Attendee Retargeting
  • Newsletter Emails
 
 

ATTENDEE OUTREACH

  • ePosters Digital Conference Bag Insert
  • Attendee Activities and Experiences
  • Direct Mail Sponsorship
  • Sponsored Email Blasts
  • Registration Sponsorships

MOBILE APP

  • Banner Ads
  • Splash Page
  • Push Notifications


BUSINESS SUITES

The perfect place for you to meet with staff and clients or transact business away from your booth without having to leave the Exhibit Hall. Multiple sizes and options are available.

ON-SITE BRANDING OPPORTUNITES

  • Banners
  • Mall Maps and Stacked Cubes
  • Escalator, Balcony and Window Clings
  • Charging Stations
  • Digital Signage
  • Information Booths

HOST AN INDUSTRY SUPPORTED MEETING

  • Product Theater
  • Satellite Symposia
  • In-Conjunction with (ICW) Meeting

DDW MOBILE APP

With more than one million opens per year, this resource helps attendees navigate the convention center, search scientific sessions, locate industry supporters and much more. DDW offers sponsorship opportunities within the mobile app to help you reach your target attendee

ATTENDEE COMMUNICATIONS

DDW offers multiple ways to communicate directly to attendees before and after the event. By purchasing an exclusive e-blast (available year-round), ad space in the new DDW monthly newsletter or a direct mail list, you can share unique messaging about your products or services showcased at DDW.

HOST AN INDUSTRY SUPPORTED MEETING

Want to provide information on your product or service in a more personal setting? DDW offers multiple ways to accomplish this goal. Whether it be a Product Theater, a Satellite Symposia or an on-site business suite, DDW will work with you to see what best suits your company’s needs.

ROI WITH PROVEN TOOLS

DDW provides industry supporters with resources and tools, including free webinars, articles and personal assistance, to help you meet your goals. The online Industry Supporter Portal offers 24-hour access to important information, including easy access to financial information, deadlines and a checklist to help your planning, as well as registration for your staff. One login gets you access to everything you need to prepare for this year’s event.

TOOLS FOR SUCCESS

Utilize the Industry Supporter Portal throughout your booth planning process. Here you can secure your sponsorship opportunities, access your invoice and financial data, find all relevant vendor websites, complete required forms and find monthly newsletter archives.

NEWSLETTER AND SOCIAL MEDIA

DDW’s social media channels and monthly newsletter will keep you up-to-date with opportunities, special offerings and upcoming deadlines.