Further Study on Iron in Biology in Darwin

December 9, 2019

Further Study on Iron in Biology in Darwin

The Darwin Convention Centre will welcome more than 300 international delegates of the International Society for the Study of Iron in Biology and Medicine (BioIron Society) from all over the world to the Top End of Australia when Darwin hosts the 2021 Congress. The Darwin Convention Centre worked in close collaboration with Northern Territory Business Events to secure the event.

Professor Nathan Subramaniam, Australian Board Member of the BioIron Society, said the Congress will be an opportunity for delegates to have a truly authentic Australian experience. ‘The Congress will provide delegates from all around the world the opportunity to experience the Top End of Australia while meeting in world class facilities to present and discuss the latest research in this field’, added Subramaniam.

The Northern Territory Government supports the event through the Northern Territory Business Events Support Fund.

December 6, 2019

The 18th European AIDS Conference Heads to London

ExCeL London and the London Convention Bureau have been selected to host the 2021 European AIDS Conference (EACS) on October 27 to 30, organized by the European AIDS Clinical Society. The society’s conference aims to bring together scientists from all over Europe to facilitate an exchange of the latest information regarding clinical aspects of the disease.

EACS is the latest in a succession of medical associations to have chosen London and ExCeL for events between 2021 and 2025. Others include the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). Next year will also see the return of key events, including EASL (European Association for the Study of the Liver), EWMA (European Wound Management Association) and EAACI (European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology), following previous successful events in London.

Dr Sanjay Bhagani, President-elect of the European AIDS Clinical Society and Consultant Physician, Royal Free Hospital, London, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the 18th European HIV Conference in London in 2021. The UK has made great progress in achieving and surpassing the UNAIDS targets for the Fast-track strategy for eliminating AIDS as a major Global Health threat by 2030. This will be a unique opportunity to share our experience and advances in science with partners and colleagues across Europe and globally and learn from each other. London will provide a truly multi-cultural experience for all our delegates.”

December 5, 2019

Medical Conferences Visit Frankfurt

Directly after the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) congress, which will be attended by 15,000 participants between 3 and 6 June 2020, Messe Frankfurt venues – in a joint effort with the Frankfurt Convention Bureau – will also be playing host to the annual convention of the European Hematology Association (EHA), which is to take place from 11 to 14 June 2020.

Rik Craenmehr, Executive Manager of the European Hematology Association, commented: “Back in Frankfurt again after 19 years, we are looking forward to holding EHA’s 25th anniversary congress here. With its outstanding reachability, international and varied cityscape and wide range of cultural institutions, the city is the perfect backdrop for our anniversary event. The Messe Frankfurt locations will offer our participants – which number more than 12,000 – a prestigious environment, and having Messe Frankfurt as our service partner allows us to draw on its experience and expertise.”

December 4, 2019

Young Leaders Share Their Views With the World in Tokyo

The Tokyo Convention  & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) announced that Tokyo has been chosen as the host city of the 12th One Young World Summit to be held in late September in 2021.

The 2021 One Young World Summit is expected to attract more than 2,000 young leaders from over 190 countries around the world, in addition to approximately 200-250 delegates from Japan. These delegates will engage in debating, formulating, and sharing innovative solutions for today’s most pressing issues together with some of the world’s most respected and innovative global leaders intent on inspiring positive change.

Kate Robertson, co-founder, One Young World said: “Ahead of next year’s Olympic and Paralympic games, Japan has looked at a more sustainable approach, reducing their plastic waste, and recycling old mobile phones and small electronic devices to produce 5,000 medals for the games. With less than nine year’s left to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals, we are eager to focus the 2021 Summit on leveraging the work we are doing, and will continue to do, with our partners and sponsors to push for meaningful change.” 

December 3, 2019

Environment and Economy Meet in Rimini

The Event & Conference Division of Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) teamed up with the Bologna University to take to the Palacongressi di Rimini the 26th Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), a European scientific association that brings together some 1,200 experts, the majority European, who are active in environmental, climate and resource economics.

The Conference will be held from 22 to 25 June 2021. Approximately 800 academics, researchers, scientists, administrators and managers will meet in Rimini to discuss scientific, economic and even financial matters related to environmental issues. The agenda will include circular economy, low carbon transport systems, the decarbonisation of buildings, areas in which IEG and Rimini are already very active with the Ecomondo and Key Energy exhibitions. Among other issues to be addressed, for example, will be the role of climate risks in the appraisal of financial securities (green bonds).

One of the decisive factors in clinching the bid was collaboration with lecturers, Elettra Agliardi (Rimini Campus) and Anastasios Xepapadeas (University of Athens and Campus of Rimini ) representing the Faculty of Economics of the University of Bologna, a staunch promoter of the candidacy together with IEG. The added value of the city of Rimini and its vast accommodation options were also crucial points.

Photo : Palacongressi di Rimini

December 2, 2019

Experts on the Elderly Fall in the Right Hands in Kuala Lumpur

With Asia having a fast growing aging demographic, it is only fitting that the 1st World Congress on Falls and Postural Stability (WCFPS) 2019 will be held in Malaysia from 4 – 7 December 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre). Topics to be discussed will focus around frailty, sarcopenia and nutrition, and the event will enable cross-fertilisation of ideas, with the ultimate aim of developing better management strategies for patients.

Jointly organised by the Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine (MSGM) and the British Geriatrics Society (BGS), the four-day Congress will bring together not just healthcare professionals and research scientists, but also individuals in business, policy-making, engineering, architecture, quantity surveyors, town-planning, computer science and many more from all over the world, to discuss fall prevention, postural stability and other issues associated with population ageing.

Local Organising Chairperson of the WCFPS 2019, Professor Tan Maw Pin, shared: “We are extremely grateful to falls experts from various disciplines worldwide for their wholehearted, enthusiastic support for this event. We can truly boast of a programme one could only have dreamt of two years ago, with scientific paper submissions exceeding our expectations by over 30%. It has also only been possible with the support and assistance offered by various local organisations like Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), in particular.”


November 29, 2019

Tokyo Gathers Parkinson’s Disease Experts

The Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB) has announced that Tokyo has placed the winning bid to host the 7th Asian and Oceanian Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress (AOPMC) at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba on March 18-20, 2021. AOPMC 2021, the second such gathering to be held in Japan, is anticipated to lead to future breakthroughs in Parkinson disease and other movement disorder research, and is expected to attract over 1,200 specialists from more than 30 countries.

Coinciding with the AOPMC, the 13th International Symposium of the Asian and Pacific Parkinsonism Association (APPA) will also be held in the Japanese capital. The APPA Symposium will offer an in-depth look at the latest trends in the treatment of movement disorders, and will provide local patients and their caregivers with a unique opportunity to learn from world-renowned physicians.

The convening of this congress in Tokyo – the centre of academic activities of many research-oriented societies, will have a significant impact on academia in Japan as well as in neighbouring Asian and Oceanian countries.

November 28, 2019

Florence Rewards its Ambassadors

In its fourth edition, the Florence Ambassador Awards took place on October 15  in the Salone dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio. The event was promoted by the Tourism, Fairs and Congresses Department, led by councilor Cecilia Del Re in collaboration with the Florence Convention Bureau and Firenze Fiera Congress and Exhibition Centre.

Fiorenzo Bortolato, EFPA general secretary, Charlie MacGregor, CEO and founder of The Student Hotel, Elisabetta Fabri, president and CEO of Starhotels, Diego Petrini, general manager of Florence Marathon, Giacomo Lucibello president of Mercafir: these are some of the Ambassadors awarded.

The numbers summarize the extent of the impact of the sector on the city. According to 2018 data from OICE (*the Italian Observatory of Congresses and Events), 14,704 events were held for a total of 21,188 days in the city of Florence. Florence attracts 20% more delegates than other European destinations. The international events registered a 4.6% increase compared to 2017 and a 5.3% increase in terms of number of participants, thus triggering a decidedly positive trend.

November 27, 2019

Midwives of the World Unite in Bali

The 32nd International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Congress and Associated Meetings will be held from 21-25 June 2020 at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC). In November 2013 the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center  supported the Indonesia Midwives Association (IMA) in bidding for the holding of the 32nd Congress. In May 2015, BNDCC was officially appointed as the official venue for the event.

The congress will be focusing on the theme of ‘Midwives of the world: delivering the future’ and is expected to attract over 4,000 delegates of midwives, partners, stakeholders in midwifery, and civil society organizations. There are currently 132 Midwives Associations, representing 113 countries across every continent. The Congress is a leading forum for midwifery with the aim of achieving progress in the care of pregnant women, mothers, newborns and their families.

Yasinta Hartawan, General Manager BNDCC, said: “We are thrilled to have been selected as the official venue for the prestigious event and we are grateful to IMA that chose BNDCC for their bid to host this important conference. We look forward to welcoming all delegates from around the world.”

BNDCC will host other reputable events in the coming years including The 5th World Cocoa Conference 2020, the 29th Annual Conference Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver 2020 and the Food Hotel Tourism Expo 2020.


November 26, 2019

Brand New Luxembourg Convention Bureau

The Luxembourg Government and the City of Luxembourg recently set up the Luxembourg Convention Bureau as a strategic player to develop the business events sector in Luxembourg. Building upon Luxembourg’s economic and scientific strengths, the national convention bureau plays a crucial role in securing business events for the entire destination with an emphasis on associations from its key economic and research sectors.

Luxembourg’s economy is driven by its key innovative economic sectors such as automobility, ICT, space, cleantech, life sciences, etc. Bringing global industry leaders to engage with local professional communities is fostering business and research links that drive faster growth of industries, which in turn supports greater overall economic development. Strategic partnerships with key actors like Luxinnovation, the national innovation agency or the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) will highlight the local expertise of the scientific and research field while creating new opportunities and collaborative networks.

François Lafont, CEO of Business Events Luxembourg underlines: “Our main goals are to enter the top 50 of the business events destinations worldwide and to double the number of international congresses. Its quality of being one out of three capitals of the European Union, its excellent connectivity, its location in the heart of Europe and its innovative economic sectors will definitely secure Luxembourg on the agenda for international congress organizers.”