Destination Guide: Canada

World Glaucoma Association selects Vancouver

The 5th World Glaucoma Congress will take place at Vancouver Convention Centre from 17-20 July 2013.

The congress will be the first time the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) has met in Vancouver. More than 4,000 delegates are expected to attend.

Tourism Vancouver initiated the bid process in 2010 and hosted members from the  WGA to explore the city in late 2011.

Marisa van der Veen, executive general manager at the World Glaucoma Association, said: "Vancouver is a beautiful city. The Vancouver Convention Centre is a professionally organised venue, and Tourism Vancouver’s assistance was helpful and appreciated."

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