Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2016 boasted over 14,000 attendees and 285 exhibiting companies, and next year, in Chicago, we hope to surpass both of these numbers.

Exhibiting at DDW provides exposure to attendees from all over the world in an abundance of different specialties. Doubting the benefits of exhibiting at DDW 2017? We’ve taken the liberty of answering some potential questions that you may have as a prospective exhibitor (PE):

PE: How many attendees would actually see my exhibit?

DDW: Ninety-four percent of attendees who responded to the DDW 2016 Attendee Survey visited the Exhibit Hall at some point during the meeting.

PE: What significance does the Exhibit Hall hold for attendees?

DDW: Of the aforementioned 94 percent, 74 percent of attendees felt that the Exhibit Hall was either valuable or very valuable.

PE:  My company wants to expand its reach beyond GI doctors based in the U.S. How will DDW help me with that kind of exposure?

DDW: DDW 2016 had over 6,000 international attendees, representing 110 countries.

PE:  How do I know that my target audience will be in attendance?

DDW: DDW attendees fall into the following categories: physicians, educators, researchers, GI assistants, nurses, physician assistants and practice managers, many of which are key purchasing decision-makers who gather information on new products and services.

PE: How does DDW compare to other medical conferences?

DDW: DDW is recognized as one of the top 50 medical meetings by the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association and is the world’s largest gathering of professionals focused on digestive diseases.

PE: What can you tell me about the competition?

DDW: More of your competitors market at DDW than any other GI show. 285 leading manufacturers, suppliers and developers of medical information and technology showcased an impressive array of gastro-related products and services at DDW 2016.

Exhibit space is already 70% sold out for DDW 2017. See which of your competitors are already signed up to exhibit in Chicago by viewing the Exhibit Hall floorplan and clicking on the Exhibitor List tab in the upper left-hand corner.

Take a few minutes to view our exhibit video and learn about the additional benefits that come with exhibiting at a premier medical meeting like DDW:

To learn more about the pricing and space options offered to exhibitors, visit our site. We can’t wait to see you at DDW 2017 in Chicago, IL.