Invited bidding for venues: The Union World Conference on Lung Health 2019 & 2020

The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the largest annual conference devoted to lung health and related public health issues as they affect low- and middle-income populations. Between 3,000 and 4,000 delegates from more than 130 countries attend the four-day conference, attending 175 plenary sessions, symposia, courses, workshops, abstracts-related sessions and recognition events.

The attached bidding document outlines the main requirements for cities with proven track records that wish to submit a bid to host the 50th or 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health in 2019 or 2020. 

It includes general information, various policies and requirements governing this event in order to offer clear guidelines. It also defines roles and responsibilities of all parties that are involved as well as generic information on the bid process and selection criteria.


18 October 2016: Call for invited bids announced

20 December 2016: Deadline for receiving bids

20 January 2017: The Union requests additional information from the shortlisted cities

30 January 2017: Shortlisted cities to submit the additional information

February – March 2017: The Union makes site visits to shortlisted candidate cities

April 2017: The Union evaluates the bids

May 2017: The Union informs which destination has been selected


Bidding document (PDF 124KB)

RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (Word 330KB)


Invited bids should be submitted no later than 20 December 2016 to
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