Brisbane to host International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress

World leaders in pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences will head to Brisbane in 2021 for a key international congress.

The 2021 FIP World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), with around 2,500 delegates expected to attend.

The five-day event is expected to bring $7.5 million into local Queensland economy, while also aiming to connect and engage some of Australia’s 29,000 registered pharmacists.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said: "Every convention that comes to Brisbane builds on our appeal as a business and research destination and delivers economic benefits for tourism and hospitality businesses, including hotels, restaurants and retailers."

A local host consortium of pharma societies worked with the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and partners, Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing to win the congress.


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Consortium chair, professor Parisa Aslani, from the University of Sydney’s School of Pharmacy said: "Importantly we believe the Congress will give Australian pharmacy the opportunity to showcase its world-leading expertise and practice, particularly in the areas of education, research in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences."

Professor Aslani said the Congress will provide a platform to showcase global innovation in pharmacy as well as challenges and opportunities for a future pharmacy sector.

For more features and breaking news sign up to C&IT Magazine's daily Newstracker here.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
How to stop fake news ruining your event

How to stop fake news ruining your event

False information travels much quicker than the truth so make sure you're ready to act fast, says expert at IBTM World in Barcelona.

Tips for succeeding in a crisis from Thailand cave rescue diver

Tips for succeeding in a crisis from Thailand cave rescue diver

British cave diver involved in the 2018 Tham Luang rescue explains how he solves problems in steps and stays calm under pressure.

4 days left to answer our corporate event planner survey and win a luxury hotel stay

4 days left to answer our corporate event planner survey and win a luxury hotel stay

Complete our quick 10-minute survey to win a stay for two with Iconic Luxury Hotels and inform our State of the Industry report.

SDI Meetings and Incentives appoints new president

SDI Meetings and Incentives appoints new president

Chicago-based agency makes leadership change but former president will continue in role as company founder.

8 essential steps for event marketing

8 essential steps for event marketing

Delegates at IBTM World in Barcelona got some tips from MPI to create a smart promotional strategy.

The unstoppable growth of esports events

The unstoppable growth of esports events

CEO of Excel Esports explains why the audience for gaming and esports events is only getting bigger.

New head of live events for HGA

New head of live events for HGA

Manchester-based events agency makes several appointments after a year of record revenue.

IBTM World Trends Watch 2020: 'The changing face of delegates'

IBTM World Trends Watch 2020: 'The changing face of delegates'

Report identifies global MICE trends in areas such as technology, sustainability and incentive travel.

In pictures: Villa Copenhagen opening in 2020

In pictures: Villa Copenhagen opening in 2020

Central post office built in 1912 has been restored to house the new 390-room hotel that can host events for 1,200 attendees.

Strata brings in a dozen new recruits

Strata brings in a dozen new recruits

Agency hires 12 people across all departments, including client services director Laura Awcock.

LATEST JOBS