The Congress will welcome over 2,500 delegates over four days, after winning the bid over competing cities Brussels and Geneva. This will be the first time in 30 years that the Congress has taken place in the UK.
Commenting on the positive economic impact the conference will have on the city, Emma Gray, director of marketing and communications for Meet Birmingham, said: "ESID’s decision to stage its 2020 Congress in Birmingham is a further boost in our efforts to attract and retain significant national and international medical events, and part of our strategy to secure more conferences aligned to the sectors we are targeting for investment.
"Greater Birmingham is thriving as a centre of excellence for life sciences, with more medical technology companies than any other UK region and nearly 10,000 jobs supported, generating an annual turnover of £1.2 billion. "
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