Denmark has secured the ESTRO (the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology) Annual Congress for 2022.
The Congress will run over five days at the Bella Center Copenhagen and attract an estimated 6,000 participants. A strong national host group and an attractive host city were the deciding factors in the winning bid, according to the Danish bidding team.
A groundbreaking engagement project with the overarching theme ‘Improved cancer outcome through collaboration’ will aim to showcase and translate Danish experience and expertise to ESTRO members before, during and after the Congress.
“We are very impressed with Copenhagen and the Danish engagement project, which is perfectly aligned with the ESTRO 2030 vision ‘Optimal Health for All, Together’, said Umberto Ricardi, President of ESTRO.
The national radiotherapy research centre under the Danish Comprehensive Cancer Center, DCCC Radiotherapy, was instrumental in putting together the engagement project and securing the winning bid.
Cai Grau, DCCC Radiotherapy, added: “To host the ESTRO 2022 is a huge honour and it offers a significant opportunity for DCCC to bring together and showcase all our national strengths as well as learn from our international network. Danish radiotherapy professionals have had a continued relationship with ESTRO over the course of several decades and we are excited to take lead on this groundbreaking engagement project and create lasting impacts both locally and globally.”
A series of events, meetings and symposia will also take place across Denmark leading up to the Copenhagen Congress.
“It’s been a really exciting process for us as a CVB to be actively involved in not only the functional part of the bid but also the engagement project. ESTRO is a perfect example of the increased focus on creating impact and legacies for congresses held in Denmark. We’re convinced that this is the way forward in terms of the way, we collaborate with international associations and national stakeholders.” says Kit Lykketoft, Director of Conventions, Wonderful Copenhagen CVB.
The Danish bid for ESTRO comprised of two parts; an engagement project and a functional bid. The engagement project was co-created by DCCC, Wonderful Copenhagen and VisitAarhus. The functional bid was prepared by Wonderful Copenhagen, Bella Center Copenhagen and members of Meetingplace.