Melbourne’s scientific sector on show for two high-profile conferences

Melbourne’s outstanding conference venue, MCEC, extensive quality accommodation options and transport connectivity all helped to secure these business events for the state.

Victoria’s scientific community will take centre stage at two high-profile international business events thanks to Melbourne’s win as host city for the International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2024 and International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions 2023.

Combined these events will deliver an economic contribution to the state of $13.2 million to boost the Victorian hotel and accommodation sector and drive 1,750 delegates through the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) doors.

The coveted biotech and scientific conferences secured by the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) with support from the Victorian State Government and Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Program, are testament to a winning ‘Team Melbourne’ approach and Victoria’s global reputation as a leader in science.

Physicists from around the world will gather at International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions 2023 to discuss the latest advancements in particle physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics. Melbourne’s strong particle physics community played a critical role in winning this event.

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.

Mass spectrometry is used in many fields including biotech where Melbourne leads the nation as home to more than 40 per cent of Australia’s biomedical researchers, 650 biotech companies, and ten major medical research institutes.

Melbourne Convention Bureau Chief Executive Officer Julia Swanson said, “Hosting these meetings is a big win for Victoria’s scientific community—who will be able to tap into and share a wealth of knowledge and gain exposure to world-leaders’ advances in these fields of study globally and locally.

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