The World Glaucoma Association (WGA) offers several sponsorship opportunities for companies. With each sponsorship opportunity, a company earns a certain set of points. The WGA Glaucoma Industry Membership (GIM) program delivers most of the priority points. Other programs offered by the WGA provide additional points.
The WGA Priority Point Ranking is created to offer our loyal Glaucoma Industry Members priority handling to acquire their preferred sponsorship items and timeslots for the World Glaucoma Congress (WGC).
The WGA Priority Point Ranking applicable for WGC-2023 includes all points that were acquired during the last four years before the year in which the congress will take place. This means that for WGC-2023, a company’s priority points total is a sum-up of sponsorship contributions made in:
- 2019 (WGC-2019, Melbourne)
- 2021 (WGC-2021, Beyond Borders)
All WGA sponsorship programs confirmed before October 31, 2022, have been included in the 2023 ranking.
Should you have any questions related to the WGA Priority Points System, please contact the WGA Executive Office at email@example.com.
1. WGA Glaucoma Industry Membership
1.1. Glaucoma Industry Membership Level
Levels as of 2020
|Platinum Industry Members||250 points|
|Gold Industry Members||100 points|
|Silver Industry Members||70 points|
|Bronze Industry Members||17 points|
Levels before 2020
|Full Industry Members||250 points|
|Associate Industry Member||70 points|
|Supporting Industry Members||17 points|
1.2. Seniority Glaucoma Industry Membership
10 points are awarded for each year of consecutive GIM support, with a maximum of 10 consecutive years. Points are forfeited in the year consecutive GIM support ceases.
2. Fellowship Program
For each 1,000 USD spend on the Fellowship Program, a company receives 2 priority points.
5 points are awarded for each cycle of consecutive Fellowship Program support. Points are forfeited in the year consecutive Fellowship Program support ceases.
3.1. Online Courses
Companies that support the development of 4 modules per year with 7,500 USD, receive 7,5 priority points.
3.2. Recorded sessions from past World Glaucoma Congresses
Companies that support the platform hosting the recorded sessions from past World Glaucoma Congresses for 7,500 USD per year, receive 7,5 priority points.
3.3. Meet the Glaucoma Expert Masterclass
Companies that support the development of the Meet the Glaucoma Expert Masterclass for 5,500 USD per year, receive 5,5 priority points.
3.4. WGA Global Webinar Series
Companies that sponsor a WGA Global Webinar as the main sponsor, receive 1,5 priority points for each 1,000 USD spend.
Companies that sponsor a WGA Global Webinar as a supporting sponsor, receive 1 priority point for each 1,000 USD spend.
4. International Glaucoma Review (IGR)
For each 1,000 USD spend on IGR advertisements, website banners, and newsletter banners, a company receives 2 priority points.
A company that signs an agreement for 1 volume, receives 5 additional priority points.
5. Journal of Glaucoma (JOG)
For each 1,000 USD spend on JOG sponsoring (as mentioned on page 29 of the WGA Industry Brochure), a company receives 2 priority points.
5 points are awarded for each year of consecutive JOG support. Points are forfeited in the year consecutive JOG support ceases.
6. World Glaucoma Week
For each 1,000 USD spend on WGW website banners and WGW newsletter banners, a company receives 1 priority point.
For each 1,000 USD spend on WGA website banners, WGA newsletter banners and advertising through social media, a company receives 1 priority point.
8. World Glaucoma Congress
8.1. Contribution to the previous two World Glaucoma Congresses
A. WGC Sponsorship Packages
|WGC Platinum Sponsor||50 points|
|WGC Gold Sponsor||30 points|
|WGC Silver Sponsor||15 points|
|WGC Bronze Sponsor||8,5 points|
|WGC Exhibitor | GIM||3 points|
|WGC Exhibitor | non-GIM||1,5 points|
B. WGC Sponsorship Packages
|Other Congress Sponsorship Opportunities||1 point per 2,000 EUR spend|
8.2. Seniority Congress Sponsorship
- 5 points are awarded to companies that acquired a WGC Sponsorship Package or any other WGC sponsorship opportunity during one of the previous two congresses held (WGC-2019 & WGC-2021).
- 12 points are awarded to companies that consecutively acquired a WGC Sponsorship Package or any other WGC sponsorship opportunity during the previous two congresses held (WGC-2019 & WGC-2021).