New congress wins to generate £15m for Melbourne

Melbourne has won eight major congresses worth an estimated £15m to the Victorian economy.

The one national and seven international business events are expected to attract approximately 7,150 delegates from across the globe over five years and include:
  • International Conference on Care and Housing for the Ageing (IAHSA) 2013
  • IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics (ICPE) – ECCE ASIA 2013
  • Inaugural Broadband World Congress 2013
  • The MHS 2013 (The Mental Health Services Conference);
  • International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications – ISITA 2014
  • International Congress on Noise Control Engineering (INTERNOISE) 2014
  • Congress of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Coloproctology 2015
  • AFMC International Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (AIMECS) 2017

The wins follow the recent announcement that Melbourne will host the prestigious International AIDS Conference in 2014, the largest medical conference ever to be held in Australia.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher said: "These events highlight that major national and international businesses and associations continue to choose Melbourne for their events, bringing new visitors to the state with each meeting and presenting us with an invaluable opportunity to showcase the city and regional Victoria."

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