Health Sciences Lead the Way in Adelaide

September 11, 2017

Health Sciences Lead the Way in Adelaide

Some of the most important health science events are headed to Adelaide in the next couple of years. The 2018 Australian Diabetes Society Annual Scientific Meeting with 2,000 delegates and the 38th Australian Dental Congress with 3,000 delegates in 2019 are to name but a few.

Considering that on 5th September, Adelaide’s new Royal Adelaide Hospital opened its doors thus completing the current stage of the BioMed City, this makes ample sense. In addition to advanced and hi-tech facilities, the hospital is located next to the Adelaide Convention Centre, which in turn sits on the doorstep of 1500 hotel rooms –  within walking distance of the entertainment laden Riverbank precinct and a mere 15 minute free tram ride from the airport. This consolidates Adelaide’s position internationally as a destination of choice for health science events.

What’s more, on 30th August Adelaide’s Convention Centre completed its final phase and now has state-of-the-art facilities and a capacity for 3500 delegates. It recently held its annual ‘medical famil’ with a number of association executives. The touring party was privy to a sneak peek at the new wing of the Convention Centre and toured the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

Picture: SAHMRI.

September 8, 2017

Get Educated in Davos

A congress city with a long tradition and a state-of-the-art infrastructure that perhaps no other Alpine town can match, Davos is best known as the venue of the World Economic Forum, which gathers around 3,000 leading figures from the worlds of business, politics and science every year. As such, it has all the expertise and the capacity to host association events of any kind. Words Rémi Dévé

The highest-altitude resort in Europe and the largest municipality in Switzerland in terms of surface area, Davos has since long been established as a congress, research and clinic destination. What was once only a health resort has developed into what is known today as Davos research centre. The knowledge accumulated here – primarily in the fields of natural science and medicine – has been passed on since the beginning of the 20th century.

The roots of the congress business reach back to the end of the 19th century, when famous guests and leading physi-cians from all over Europe stayed in this high-altitude health resort. The successful treatment of patients with lung disorders led doctors to exchange their specialist knowledge at conferences and training courses and share it
with colleagues at home and abroad. In 1923, Davos physicians organized the first international congress, which, five years after the end of the First World War, brought scientists from former hostile countries together again. In 1925 the Physical-Meteorological Observatory initiated a congress on bioclimatology, which was followed by further congresses of the World Meteorological Organization.

Because there was a need for a place to hold some advanced training courses in several fields of expertise, the Davos Congress Centre was built in 1969, where the World Economic Forum has been held every year since 1971. As Davos progressively developed into an internationally known congress location, the Congress Centre was extended in 1979, and again in 1989, to cope with an ever increasing number of participants. Today, Davos Congress Centre has an overall capacity of 5,000 participants. On a practical note, if, as an convention planner, you book at least 300 rooms in one of the partner hotels of Davos Congress, they will offer you the Davos Congress Centre free of charge…

Around 400 people work in research in Davos. With four internationally acclaimed research institutes in the fields of natural sciences and medicine, an Institute of Risk Management, two grammar schools and the Kirchner Museum, it is an outstanding educational and research centre for an Alpine destination. The Science City Davos Association unites the key institutions of research, education and politics under one roof, with the goal of strengthening and expanding Davos as a focal point for research, congresses and education.

As Professor Peter Matter, former President of the Association for Osteosynthesis (AO Foundation), says : « Davos is well known for its decades-long tradition of holding national and international medical congresses. As a congress resort, it is based on close ties to its five scientific research institutes and a well-equipped, competent acute hospital. The city-like character in an Alpine landscape is much appreciated by congress delegates and enables personal contact outside the Congress Centre. »

More info on Davos: T. +41 81 415 22 76 / sales@davos.ch /www.davos.ch/meetingplace and on Switzerland as a convention destination: T. +32 (0)2 345 83 57 / myriam.winnepenninckx@switzerland.com / www.MySwitzerland.com/meetings

 

 

 

 

September 8, 2017

Associations Explore Jerusalem

Jerusalem is an upcoming conference destination. Its history, the sites, the religious significance of the city to all global religions create an impressive atmosphere for any visitor. Combining that with the global medical research, technology and innovation, the city brings significant added value to the meeting industry.

Hadassah Medical Center, member of numerous international associations, hosts many conferences, events and symposiums. Professor Rivkind, Associate Professor of Surgery and Head of Shock Trauma Unit in the Department of the General Surgery at Hadassah Hospital, speaks about his city as a potential host city at his interview on the Jerusalem Conventions and Visitors Bureau blog.

September 6, 2017

Congress of Biomechanics Enjoyed Brisbane Hospitality

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre  hosted the congress for the International Society of Biomechanics – IBS 2017 from 23 – 27 July. More than 1,200 of the world’s foremost scientists from over 50 countries representing all aspects of the discipline came to the Centre for the five day Congress.

The city’s three leading universities representing an intense hub of biomechanics activity in collaboration with Team Brisbane, including Tourism & Events Queensland, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and Brisbane Marketing, were the prime reason for conference organisers choosing Brisbane.

Professor Andrew Cresswell, President of the International Society of Biomechanics and Head of School, School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland, said the idea for the Brisbane conference started more than seven years ago ensured the biomechanics community would have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with colleagues in the Asia Pacific Region.

September 4, 2017

Mathematicians Are Invited to Tokyo in 2023

Tokyo will host the 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2023) according to the decision made at the Board Meeting of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Valencia in May 2017.

Having been founded in Paris in 1984, the Congress is held every four years attracting more than 3,000 participants related to mathematics from all around the world. The Congress will be held for the first time at Waseda University in August 2023.

Japan’s long-standing contribution to the mathematical society and ICIAM, financial and in-kind support from Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and TCVB as well as “Team Japan” ‘s effort in preparing the proposal were all decisive factors in winning the bid.

September 1, 2017

Leading Eye Specialists to Gather in Melbourne

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has just secured the largest ever conference for the state.

Melbourne has indeed been chosen as the host city for the World Ophthalmology Congress® 2022 (WOC2022) of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO). This biennial congress will convene at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) from 25 – 28 February 2022 and is forecast to be the largest conference ever secured for Victoria, attracting over 14,000 delegates from across the globe and generating more than $85 million in economic contribution for Victoria.

Secured by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), with vital support from MCB, WOC2022 offers world-leading experts, healthcare specialists and practice managers in the field of ophthalmology the opportunity to meet in Melbourne to discuss new trends, products and developments in ophthalmology and eye health.

August 31, 2017

Thought Leaders at Tomorrow’s Urban Travel Conference

A plethora of international thought leaders and innovators from the world of travel and beyond will speak at Tomorrow’s Urban Travel conference, kicking off on 12 October in Copenhagen. Among them is world-renowned author and Fortune500 advisor Joseph Pine. As the inventor of the term ‘experience economy’, Joseph Pine is credited with changing the way we think about consumers and marketing. He will talk about the experience economy from today into tomorrow, sharing new ideas on experience development in a new era of localhood as well as exploring the evolution towards transformational travel and the search for meaningful experiences of tomorrow.

Hosted by Copenhagen’s official DMO, Wonderful Copenhagen, the Tomorrow’s Urban Travel conference is an international event that looks at the future of tourism in major cities. Guided by its speakers, the conference will explore the trends, challenges, and opportunities that will define urban travel in the years to come.

Participants will also hear Destination Melbourne CEO Laura Cavallo talk about the relaunch of their ‘Discover Your Own Backyard’ campaign where locals become brand ambassadors for the city. Melbourne has just claimed the ‘most liveable city in the world’ title for the seventh year running.

August 30, 2017

Coex Gets Ready for UIA Seoul World Architects Congress

At least 30,000 people are expected to descend on Seoul this September 3rd to 10th for the 26th UIA Congress.

Located at both Coex and the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), the eight-day congress will bring professionals and future leaders in the field of architecture to exchange the latest trends, best practices, and case studies.

Since its launch in 1948, the UIA World Architencts Congress has been held 25 times, with Seoul selected as the 26th destination under the theme “Soul of City”.

The 26th UIA Congress was organized closely with the Federation of Institutes of Korean Architects (FIKA), Seoul Metropolitan Government, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport of the Repulbic of Korea, and the Presidential Commission on Architecture Policy

“September is the best month of the year to visit Seoul and all participants will be able to explore Korean traditional and modern culture, breathtaking scenery, and enjoyable cuisine,” said Jong Ruhl Hahn, President of the Congress. “There are also many other reasons Seoul will be the most convenient in every way, such as extensive WiFi networks provided in every corner of the City, warmest and energetic Seoullites, and trouble-free ground transportation.”

August 29, 2017

Global perspectives in Geneva

Geneva is holding OESO’s 14th World Conference Global perspectives in Esophageal diseases from 2nd to 5th September at the International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG).

OESO, the World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus, is unique in the world not only in its focus on a single organ, the esophagus, but also because of its multidisciplinary nature, covering all aspects of esophageal medicine: diagnostics, pathology, surgery, endoscopy, medical, etc. 19 specialities in total.

The meeting format is also unique, comprising as it does a multitude of very specific questions, arranged in fora that brings together disciplines that typically work independently. 1,000 attendees are expected at the congress in 2017, due to the quality of the program, the growing importance of the medical issues around the esophagus. The meeting is constructed in order to maximize the contact between industry and faculty and attendees.

August 22, 2017

A ‘Dubai 360’ Immersion Experience for Associations

Set to be held 11-12 December 2017, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the first-of-the-kind Dubai Association Conference will be part of a broader immersion experience, branded ‘Dubai 360’. If the conference aims to reinforce the crucial role associations play in Dubai’s socio-economic development, it will also be the opportunity for delegates to enjoy Dubai as maybe they have never before.

Associations play an integral role in Dubai’s sustainable growth, as they facilitate knowledge-sharing, which ultimately leads to innovation in key sectors, and more importantly supports the city in its ambition towards becoming a global knowledge hub. By attracting associations that are looking to expand within the Middle East, the Dubai Association Conference will go beyond traditional methods of education to focus largely on collaboration and engagement within the growing industries of the region, from technology and healthcare to education and finance.

Building on the success of the Dubai Association Centre, which was established in 2014 under an MoU between Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dubai Business Events and Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai now offers some much sought-after assistance for the establishment of non-profit, apolitical and non-religious professional associations and trade bodies in Dubai, so they can develop their activities and grow their membership in the emirate and the region.

The theme of the Conference will be ‘Building a Community’, and participants will have the opportunity to connect with key public and private stakeholders of Dubai, through discussions, networking and knowledge sharing, as international and regional experts will touch upon the latest trends in areas such as membership, online communities, restructuring education, volunteerism and governance, among others.

The Dubai Association Conference will also offer a unique opportunity to discover the various facets of Dubai, and what makes the city one of the most dynamic destinations in the world. At the same time, it will provide a better understanding of what is available in the city for associations to tap into. The itinerary will feature a deep-dive into the UAE’s rich heritage at the Etihad Museum, a glimpse into the future at the Prime Minister’s Office and Dubai Future Academy and its Dubai Future Accelerators, while unlocking happiness that seeps through city operations, thanks to the Smart Dubai programme. There will also be a behind-the-scenes peek of the site that will host Expo 2020 Dubai. Leisure activities will include a desert safari, a gala dinner, as you would expect at a conference, and tours of the Gold & Spice Souks.