Melbourne has won the bids for two high-profile international business events, set to deliver a combined $13.2 million to the state’s economy.
The two scientific conferences, the International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions 2023 and the International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2024, will together attract 1,750 delegates to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) secured the events with support from the Victorian State Government and Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Program, as well as Victoria’s global reputation as a leader in science.
MCB CEO Julia Swanson said the meetings are a big win for Victoria’s scientific community and beyond.
“Melbourne has an enviable reputation for hosting world class business events,” she said.
“It means future business for our hotels, restaurants and other small businesses, strengthening our economy and creating Victorian jobs,” added Ms. Swanson.
The International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions 2023 will attract physicists from around the world to discuss the latest advancements in particle physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics.
Meanwhile, the International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2024 will provide a forum for scientists and academics to discuss research in their field.
It will be the first time the conference has been held in Australia in its 66-year history.