Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has secured 48 medical events to be held within the next five years.
For example, the Spine Intervention Society’s quadrennial SpineWeek taking place in May will bring 2,250 delegates from across the globe; similarly, the International Congress of Genetics is expected to attract 3,000 delegates in July.
Melbourne’s attractiveness is based on the fact that the city has one of the largest and most innovative life science sectors in the world, with 40% of Australia’s funding for medical research based in Melbourne, as well as a great number of human capital and companies.
MCB Chief Executive Julia Swanson explained: “Excellent infrastructure and joint collaborations between universities, research institutes and hospitals have created a city where the world’s brightest minds gather to inspire, innovate and create real change in world-leading research and development. When you host your conference in Melbourne you are tapping into the strengths of our city’s world-class knowledge and innovation hub.”
The city’s innovation and evolution in the sector continues, with the government investing in the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, the nation’s most important life science cluster, a hospital-based biomedical engineering research centre set for completion in late 2024.