Virtual EFORT Congress (VEC)
Main theme: Harmonisation & Diversity


The VEC 2020 Virtual Exhibition is open from Wednesday October 28 at 7.30 AM CET

To access to it you will need to be registered and/or logged in via VEC Congress Website. Only registered participants to the VEC and exhibitors with a valid congress registration will be able to access the exhibition area.

For all commercial and investment, opportunities or discussions relating to the current or forthcoming EFORT annual congresses then in the first instance please contact

Please also check back this page regularly for updates and news of additional sponsorship opportunities.

Nested Applications


We are delighted to welcome our industry partners and have your participation and support in the 1st Virtual EFORT Congress (VEC) which will take place from 28-30 October 2020.

As an industry partner, we welcome working together with you so as to help keeping your brands and products at the forefront of the international EFORT orthopaedic and trauma community.

We appreciate that you will most likely still have questions, in that case please email and propose a date, time and number that we can reach you on.

Please note: Application deadline is Monday 05 October 2020 - Please return this signed form to

As an overview we also list here some key points to consider during your internal planning:

  • There are four sponsorship levels, (i) Basic/free, (ii) Standard, (iii) Supporters and (iv) Key Partners (limited number) as detailed in the VEC Sponsorship Packages Document.
  • The VEC may be a 3 day virtual event, however, access to the educational sessions will be unlimited through the EFORT eScience Library when the VEC itself has ended. Furthermore, the Supporters and Key Partners will be visible for 4 months ensuring long term visibility during this period of restricted travel and physical congresses. You will also be able to receive detailed and valuable analytics of the participant behaviour to your booth (see sponsorship packages for details).
  • The VEC is NOT a series of webinars or a revamped EFORT annual congress. The format, timings, topics and interactivity have been carefully designed with online and educational experts to ensure a quality, informative and educational programme that matches the users educational needs and their likely availability. A detailed programme will be available soon and you will always find updates and the most recent information on this website
  • EFORT has an international reputation that transcends borders and whilst this is the first Virtual congress in EFORT’s history so there is no way to benchmark it against a previous edition, the reach, and interest already expressed by the Orthopaedic and Traumatology community globally has been overwhelmingly positive and registration to the VEC is anticipated to at least match the annual congress in attendance numbers if not exceed them.
  • As a consequence of COVID-19, Vienna 2020 has been rolled over to Vienna 2021 and the VEC is a separate, independent educational EFORT experience. CME has been applied for and is awaiting approval.

As Key Partners will be restricted in number please advise asap on your preliminary interest!

More information: LEARN, NETWORK & SCIENCE: VEC 2020 Leaflet | PDF Document | 1 page | 500kb

EFORT hope that you find this information helpful and of interest and we look forward to your feedback and to learn which sponsorship level and functionality best matches your needs.
Thank you in advance for your ongoing cooperation.

EFORT VEC 2020 Sponsorship Categories

The 4 categories of sponsorship of the Virtual EFORT Congress VEC 2020

  1. BASIC”: Free logo and web address listing for “ALL”  Vienna 2020 exhibitors | Investment: Free of Charge
  2. STANDARD”: Offers a virtual booth presence with basic statistics and 1 interactive channel function | Investment: 2,000 CHF
  3. SUPPORTERS”: Offers medium sized virtual booth with 2 interactive channel functions and more statistics | Investment: 3,500 CHF
  4. KEY PARTNERS”: Maximum visibility for key clients offering maximum interaction with delegates across 4 interactive channels with advanced and detailed statistics | Investment: 5,000 CHF


Please note that “Supporter” and “Key supporter” partners will have the additional advantage and benefit from longer visibility as the virtual congress will be accessible to the EFORT and global Orthopaedic & Traumatology community for 4 months and not just the dates of the VEC itself.

EFORT VEC 2020 Sponsorship Items -  Visibility opportunities in addition to a virtual booth

NOTE: Items below are automatically included within the sponsorship level shown – or if not in the level you wish to book, these may be separately purchased. Price on request

VEC SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES | PDF document | 4 pages | 775kb
For all commercial and investment, opportunities or discussions relating to the current or forthcoming EFORT annual congresses then in the first instance please contact

Keep your brand and products at the forefront. The Virtual EFORT Congress VEC 2020 to be held from the Wednesday 28 to the Friday 30 October 2020 offers industry a global reach and an opportunity for a direct conversation between your company and the orthopaedic and trauma surgeon community during these times of restricted travel.

The short demonstration video below introduces the key aspects of the VEC from an industry perspective.

For all commercial and investment, opportunities or discussions relating to the current or forthcoming EFORT annual congresses then in the first instance please contact

The EFORT annual scientific congress and accompanying commercial exhibition is the largest cross border medical meeting taking place in Europe that is dedicated to orthopaedics and traumatology.

Today the global Covid-19 pandemic has forced EFORT to take the difficult decision to postpone the next face-to-face EFORT Annual Congress to next year and to create a new educational offer in the Autumn. The new dates of the 22nd EFORT Annual Congress in Vienna are from 30 June to 02 July 2021 at the same venue, the Messe Vienna Exhibition & Congress Center.

In parallel and in its commitment to deliver a high quality scientific programme, as well as offer progressive tools for training & education EFORT will organize the 21st EFORT Annual Congress as The 1st Virtual EFORT Congress (VEC-Congress) taking place in the week of 26 to 30 October 2020.

We know that there will be a lot of questions arising from this decision and EFORT is eager to answer them fully as plans come to fruition. To this end we will work towards a detailed FAQ section, soon to be available on this website, and invite you to check back regularly. 

In the meantime the following points might be of interest: 

I am an industry sponsor of the EFORT Annual Congress 2020, whom should I speak to about my booking?

  • All industry queries related to exhibition, satellite symposia and sponsorship bookings and invoices for the EFORT Annual Congress Vienna 2020 should contact:
  • All industry technical and logistical queries should contact the EFORT Official  PCO “Congrex”:
  • All industry congress registration queries should contact the EFORT Official  PCO “Congrex”:

All queries related to the Terms and Conditions of Sponsorship for the EFORT Congress Vienna 2020 which now has been postponed as per the EFORT official statement can still reference these at:

I am interested in learning more about possible industry sponsorship of the forthcoming Virtual EFORT Congress VEC in October 2020

  • All corporate sponsorship inquiries or companies interested in learning more details on the forthcoming VIRTUAL EFORT CONGRESS this October 2020 should contact:  

If you are not already one of our many exhibitors and sponsors and wish to receive more detailed information on Congress opportunities closer to the time – then please complete the EFORT Congress Exhibitor information & contact us form and return it to us.

For all commercial and investment, opportunities or discussions relating to the current or forthcoming EFORT annual congresses then in the first instance please contact

VEC Exhibition Opening Hours

There are no mandatory exhibition hours as it is open for delegates 24/7.

Nevertheless, the best moment to visit and ensure you will get interactive contact within exhibitors and visitors, we recommend the following time to visit:

  • 28 October 28 2020 > 08.00-17.00 CET
  • 29 October 2020 > 08.00-17.00 CET
  • 30 October 2020 > 08.00-17.00 CET

The exhibition will remain open until the 03 December 2020.


VEC 2020 Technical Manual
PDF document | 10 pages | 580kb

VEC 2020 Terms & Conditions
PDF document | 6 pages | 390kb

VEC Sponsorship Order Form
Interactive PDF form | 2 pages | 250kb
Please download it to fill it!

VEC Sponsorship Packages
PDF document | 4 pages | 650kb

Applications for all congress activities must be submitted by SPONSOR under whose name each activity is to be organised.

IMPORTANT: submission of this form is entering into a legally binding contract with EFORT – see below.

The Sponsorship agreement between the SPONSOR (or an agency acting on its behalf) and EFORT, consists of:

By  signing  the  VEC  Application  Form,  the  SPONSOR  accepts  the  VEC  Sponsorship  Agreement,  including  any  and  all  conditions  contained  in  the  enclosed  GTC  and  in  the  EFORT  VEC  2020  Sponsorship  packages  documentation.  The  parties  may  deviate  from  VEC  Sponsorship  Agreement, including the GTC, by written agreement only. Please read the full VEC terms and conditions.