Hamburg and the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg – have won their bid to host the 2021 annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). The largest global gathering of stem cell scientists, ISSCR 2021 is set to bring 4,000 researchers from around the world for the convention.
“We are very excited to bring this convention to Hamburg,” said Michael Otremba, MD of the Hamburg Convention Bureau. “The city’s collaborative organisations and strong local networks, along with a diversified infrastructure, were key to the city’s winning proposal for this meeting,” he said.
“The new CCH presents itself as a top convention venue that offers a great platform for international knowledge sharing and innovation,” said Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. We are very pleased to welcome the International Society for Stem Cell Research in 2021.”
The successful bid was put together by several groups: the Life Science Nord (LSN) cluster initiative, Fraunhofer IME ScreeningPort, the Hamburg Ministry for Science, Research and Equality (BWFG), the Hamburg Convention Bureau (HCB) and the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg. The venue, CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, is scheduled to reopen in 2020 and expected to rank among Europe’s most modern and largest conference centres.
“We look forward to bringing the meeting to Hamburg, a beautiful city in Germany, where there is a vibrant scientific community,” said ISSCR CEO Nancy Witty. “A number of research groups have collaborated in putting together a terrific venue to showcase the latest in stem cell research,” she said.