Birmingham bags 4,000-delegate conference

The Physiological Society has chosen the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham as the venue for its International Union of Physiological Sciences Congress in 2013. Some 4,000 global delegates are expected to attend the conference, which will occupy the venue’s 11 halls from 21-26 July. The Physiological Society head of events Nick Boross-Toby said: “We look forward to working with The ICC over the next six years to ensure the most successful congress to date, and to welcoming life scientists from around the globe to discuss their most recent research.” The ICC director of international sales Catherine Newhall-Caiger described the new business as a “massive win” for the venue and Birmingham. “We are now working closely with Marketing Birmingham to ensure that the delegates and visitors see Birmingham as the outstanding international destination that it is,” she said.

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