Hamburg Brings Big Changes for 2020

April 10, 2018

Hamburg Brings Big Changes for 2020

The CCH – Congress Centre Hamburg– has been undergoing comprehensive modernisation and remodelling since January 2017. From 2020 onward, the Centre will be able to offer association delegates a total available exhibition space of 12.000 square meters, another 12.000 square meters of foyer space, and 12.000 seats in up to 50 halls and rooms.

Heike Mahmoud, Chief Operating Officer CCH, says: “At IMEX in Frankfurtour customers can enjoy an exciting new technology: For the first time we will present a 3D viewing application based on the Real- time engine that is used with virtual reality (VR) goggles. The resulting visual experience is comparable to a real walk through the new CCH and by far exceeds static 360 degree views.”

In this way, conference participants can freely roam the rooms and entire buildings, walk down hallways, view their environment at any angle, and even interact with objects. Associations will also have at their disposal an iPad app and an individual space layout configurator to the Showroom centred around the virtual CCH hologram.

April 9, 2018

Developing Africa’s Bio-Economy in Durban

AfricaBio has announced the annual BIO Africa Convention which is set to be held between 27-29 August 2018 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre (ICC), in Durban, South Africa. It is an international event co-hosted by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an agency of South African Department of Science and Technology and AfricaBio, a biotechnology stakeholder association in partnership with other strategic partners. This is hosted in partnership with local industry and continental agencies.

Under the theme, “Africa – Open for business: Together building the Bio-Economy”, BIO Africa Convention aims to bolster developments and relationships across Africa in the growing bio-economy of the continent. International investors will be attending the conference which will facilitate business networks and the collaboration of minds amongst industry, academia, regulatory authorities and future industry leaders.

April 6, 2018

Vienna Braces for Invertebrate Morphology Congress

The University of Vienna will be hosting the 5th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology (ICIM5) In the first week of August 2020. More than 500 international leading experts concerned with the study of invertebrates such as mollusks, insects, and crustaceans will get together to present and discuss their latest findings from a range of disciplines relating to the morphology of invertebrates. Special topics of the congress include aspects of evolutionary and developmental biology, phylogenetics, genomics, and functional morphology. 

Being one of the international centers of animal evolution with a tradition that spans more than 150 years of research into invertebrate morphology, Vienna will be represented by the Department of Integrative Zoology (Faculty of Life Sciences).

April 5, 2018

Quality in Health Care under the Microscope in Brisbane

Brisbane and the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) have won the right to host 1500 of the world’s leading health care experts at the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) International Conference in 2021.

ISQua, a global organisation working alongside the World Health Organization (WHO), is involved in the accreditation of health care facilities worldwide. With increased demand in accountability for quality in health care across the globe, the 2021 Conference is expected to attract a diverse mix of allied health leaders with the majority coming from Europe, the United Kingdom and Asia.

The four-day event was secured for Brisbane in cooperation with Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing along with Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited Group of companies (AGPAL).

BCEC General Manager, Bob O‘Keeffe said the Centre’s location in the heart of Brisbane’s knowledge corridor surrounded by universities, hospitals and research centres and its strategic partnerships with the local scientific community made it the ideal venue for the conference.

April 4, 2018

Diversity and Sports for Copenhagen in 2021

Copenhagen will be the first city to host Worldpride and EuroGames combined in 2021, turning the two into one joint event named Copenhagen 2021. Over the course of 11 days, more than 500,000 people are expected to take part in a number of events including human rights debates, inclusive sport events and an extensive pride parade.

Copenhagen won the EuroGames bid only six months after the decision for the location of WorldPride, both of which enjoyed strong support from local and national governments in both Denmark and Sweden. Lars Christian Østergreen, CEO of Copenhagen 2021, notes that the event will build bridges and break down barriers by taking place in both Copenhagen and Malmö, in Sweden.

 

April 3, 2018

The Heart of Paris Beats for EuroPCR Congress 2018

The EuroPCR Congress 2018, the official annual meeting of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), organised by Europa Organisation, will be held at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. With 11,000 participants, half of whom come from outside Europe, the Congress aims to share information on new discoveries in interventional cardiology. Part of the Congress are live demonstrations of percutaneous cardiovascular interventions streamed to different countries from several rooms of the Palais des Congrès, teaching new techniques to cardiologists, and showing them the latest innovations, new tools, etc. 

Jean Fajadet, a cardiologist from Toulouse and co-director of the EuroPCR Course explains: “The smooth running of the course and the screenings are therefore a real technical challenge. This requires a great deal of professionalism from the teams at the Palais des Congrès, and, so far, we have always been fully satisfied with the welcome and services provided.”

You can find the full interview of Jean Fajadet here.

April 2, 2018

Lausanne Takes Another Step against Cancer

The Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) has inaugurated as of the beginning of this year the AGORA – Pôle de recherche sur le cancer on the Lausanne hospital site. This building will bring together about 300 multi-disciplinary teams composed of doctors, biologists, immunologists, bioinformaticians and bioengineers from the different partner institutions. The objective is that through their often interactions development of new therapies will be accelerated which will enable patients to benefit from them immediately.

The ISREC Foundation, responsible for the construction of this building, will thus contribute to the setting up of the new interdisciplinary centre for applied cancer research (SCCL, Swiss Cancer Center Lemanic), which unites the competences of the universities, federal institutes of technology (EPFs), hospitals, clinics and public and private institutions.

March 30, 2018

Sibos Heads for Sydney

The world’s largest financial services event ‘Sibos’ is heading for Sydney for the third time between 22-25 October. Secured for Australia by Business Events Sydney (BESydney), Sibos is expected to gather up to 7000 senior leaders of the international financial community at the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) to debate global trends and challenges, and collaborate on solutions that will shape the industry.

This year’s event, themed ‘Enabling the digital economy’, the focus will be on how data, artificial intelligence, robotics and other emerging technologies are driving innovation, reshaping businesses and helping to tackle financial crime. The event will also look at the ongoing threat of cybersecurity and the evolving global regulatory landscape.

Organisers SWIFT have launched the 2018 SWIFT Institute Challenge, which calls on Australian students to devise innovative new ways of protecting personal information in an open banking environment. The final eight will be invited to present their proposal at Sibos, where the creators of the winning concept will receive A$30,000.

Other major international events secured by BESydney for 2018 are: the Global Summit of Women in April, the World Congress on Cancers of the Skin in August, the International Microscopy Congress in September and the World Congress of Accountants inNovember.

March 29, 2018

Focus on Education at IMEX in Frankfurt

This year’s IMEX in Frankfurt, taking place between 15-17 May, will kick off again with EduMonday the day before the show. The day focuses on inspiring and immersive professional education and insights open to all. Examples like a workshop on new business models, the rising talent program, sessions covering sales skills, strategies for follow ups and destination marketing techniques showcase the day’s wide range of topics. There’s also exclusive education and networking for association meeting planners at Association Day.

The focus on education will continue to dominate throughout the three day show with over 180 seminars, including workshops, campfires and bite-sized show-floor education. Attendees can choose from carefully selected tracks, including Business Skills, Creative Learning, Marketing and Social Media and Diversity, to create their own bespoke schedule, all designed to help them keep a finger on the pulse of the industry. BestCities Global Alliance, IAPCO, PCMA and WINIT are but a few participants in this busy educative agenda. Special focus is given to sustainability, security and the rapidly growing world of influencers.

 

March 28, 2018

All Eyes on Malaysia for Ophthalmology Congress

The Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress (APAO) 2021 will be held in Malaysia, more specifically at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 4 – 7 March 2021. The decision of the location for the congress was unanimous, after a bid by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and Malaysian Society of Ophthalmologist (MSO) at Hong Kong on 11 February 2018.

A total of 4,500 delegates is expected to be present during the four-day congress attracting top eye doctors from all over the world to discuss the latest advancements in the field that will greatly benefit the medical section and the general public in Malaysia.

Bringing together ophthalmologists from around the world, APAO 2021 is committed in fostering co-operation between ophthalmological societies in different countries and collaborating with other international or regional organisations with similar aims.