The World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) is a unique global forum that brings together key drivers of national and international policy, management, financial trends and solutions in healthcare management and service delivery. Through this forum multidisciplinary exchanges of knowledge, expertise and experience are facilitated, together with dialogue on best practices in leadership in hospital and healthcare management and delivery of services. The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association is honoured to host the 2018 IHF World Hospital Congress in Brisbane on 10-12 October 2018.