Sydney wins bid to host world's biggest gynecology and obstetrics conference

Sydney has beaten competition from India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea to host the FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics in 2021.

Sydney will host 7,000 of the world’s leading obstetricians and gynaecologists
Sydney will host 7,000 of the world’s leading obstetricians and gynaecologists
The event last visited Australia in 1967, and will welcome around 7,000 of the world’s leading obstetricians and gynaecologists to the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney).

Professor Hamid Rushwan, FIGO chief executive, said: "The triennial FIGO World Congress is the premier global event for obstetricians and gynecologists. The world’s clinicians, scientists, teachers and other allied health professionals working for women’s health come together to present and discuss the latest science and best clinical practice.

"We are delighted that Sydney – a city of great stature and innovation – will host our 2021 congress, and look forward to providing our attendees with an enriching and stimulating congress experience."

Business Events Sydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith recognised support from the NSW government, Tourism Australia, strategic partner Qantas and the University of NSW Australia (UNSW Australia) to win the event worth AU$26m (£14m) in direct expenditure to the State.

"After 16 years of international campaigning, we’ve won the right to host FIGO for Australia, beating competition from India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea," she said.

"I’d like to thank UNSWAustralia for advocating with us to international decision makers and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) who partnered with us."

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