Alzheimer’s Conference to Be Remembered in Wales

September 22, 2017

Alzheimer’s Conference to Be Remembered in Wales

Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference – the UK’s largest dementia research conference – will be hosted at ICC Wales in March 2020, an announcement made even before the completion of the construction of the Centre.

The two-day annual conference will welcome dementia experts from across the UK and internationally, featuring presentations from researchers and clinicians as well as opportunities to network and forge collaborations. A forum for researchers to hear the latest investigative findings into Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias – from discoveries in the laboratory to clinical perspectives – will also be provided.

Once complete in 2019, ICC Wales will provide total floor space for meetings, conferences, exhibitions and events of 26,000sqm. Sponsored by Celtic Manor and Welsh Government, the Centre will accommodate 5,000 delegates and include a 4,000sqm pillar-free main hall, a 1,500-seated auditorium, 12 flexible meeting rooms, a double-height glass atrium and a 2,500sqm outdoor plaza.

 

September 21, 2017

Ageing Issues to Be Raised in Sarawak

Sarawak will host the 1st ASEAN Conference on Healthy Ageing on 10th-12th October, organised by the Malaysian Healthy Ageing Society (MHAS) in collaboration with the Sarawak Convention Bureau. Themed Ageing – Challenges, Successes and the Journey Ahead, the conference is aimed to help address the issues and challenges of rapidly ageing populations in the region.

Clinicians from various disciplines, allied health professionals, the legal fraternity, financial institutions, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, policy makers, and housing developers are among stakeholders set to attend the 3 day conference that will include plenaries, workshops, forums and symposia in its scientific programme covering various age-related issues.

On the last day of the conference, a consensus will be drawn up on the issues and challenges of ageing faced by the region and a report will be forwarded to the respective ministries.

Professor Nathan Vytialingam, Organising Chairman of the ASEAN Conference, says: “The ASEAN Conference on Healthy Ageing will be an ideal platform for stakeholders in the region to gather and discuss these issues and challenges so that the right preparations, policies and framework can be put in place in advance to help prepare their nations for the impact of ageing populations”.

 

 

September 20, 2017

Associations to Choose Among Swiss Convention Centres

When it comes to choosing a venue for their next event in Switzerland, associations are dizzy with choice.

The alliance Swiss Convention Centres takes in the ten largest congress centres in Switzerland. The capacity these partners are able to offer for congresses and events ranges from 500 to 5000 participants. The individual locations offer an exhibition area of at least 1,000 m2, always making sustainable investments in infrastructure and technical systems.

One example of this is the Congress Centre Kursaal Bern which expanded the total number of rooms it has on offer to 30; Kongresshaus Zürich and the Tonhalle are also scheduled to reopen with a new look in August 2020.

Each centre is unique in its own way. Some, like the Congress Centre Kursaal Interlaken, the Congress Centre Kursaal Bern, the 2m2c Montreux Music & Convention Centre and the Palazzo Congressi Lugano offer wonderful views and picturesque accommodation. Others, such as the Congress Centre Davos and the Kongresshaus Zürich, offer free transportation and easy access. Congress Center Basel is an architectural delight. The multifunctional KKL Luzern as well as the SwissTech Convention Center Lausanne STCC offer advanced technologies, such as WLAN network and modular spaces. Last but not least is the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG) in the heart of diplomacy, helping the city’s biodiversity.

 

 

September 18, 2017

Malaysia’s Next Move Revealed to Associations

The Malaysian Society of Association Executives (MSAE) was officially launched during the Malaysia Association neXt (MyNext) 2017 conference aiming to help association professionals by nurturing the members in enhancing growth, development and professionalism.

The MSAE is a strategic move in order to ensure association management is duly recognised and appreciated as a profession in Malaysia. Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) encouraged and facilitated the establishment of the organisation, together with several renowned association leaders, Dato’ Dr. Zaliha Omar, President of Malaysian Society of Association Executive and Dr. Saunthari Somasundaram, President and Medical Director of National Cancer Society Malaysia are to name but a couple.

This year’s MyNext, which saw the presence of 124 local association experts and thought leaders, gave delegates the opportunity to learn and discuss the latest insights and best practices in the association management industry, as well as access to cutting-edge insights, exchange ideas, network, express thoughts and debate issues that impact the future growth sustainability of associations in Malaysia.

Picture: (Third from left) Datuk Zulkefli Hj. Sharif, CEO of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau; (Centre) Dato’ Dr. Zaliha Omar, President of Malaysian Society of Association Executive; and (Third from right) Datuk Dr. Raj Abdul Karim, President-Elect of Malaysian Society of Association Executive posing together with the MSAE committee members.

September 15, 2017

Architects to Draw their Way to Copenhagen in 2023

Copenhagen will be the city to welcome the world’s largest architectural congress in 2023. 10,000 of the world’s leading architects will travel to the Danish capital to discuss how architecture can contribute to the achievement of the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals. The congress, which is held every three years, is organized by the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the discussions will take place at the World Congress of Architects.

Copenhagen’s official DMO, Wonderful Copenhagen and Realdania, the Danish Architects Association, were instrumental in bringing the congress to the Nordic city, having presented an ambitious bid that focused on ‘Sustainable futures’ at this year’s congress in Seoul.

September 13, 2017

Tunnel Experts to See the Light in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia will host the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) from 15 to 21 May 2020 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, as was announced at the recent 43rd International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA) general assembly in Norway.

Themed “Innovation and Sustainable Underground Serving Global Connectivity” and supported by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), the event is expected to draw more than 1,200 attendees from the global tunneling and underground construction industry.

WTC 2020 is set to be the largest engineering event of its kind in Malaysia by the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and will serve as an exchange point for engineers and professionals to network over the latest trends and innovations in tunneling and underground construction industry.

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.