Melbourne’s scientific sector to put two new, big conferences under the microscope

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Melbourne’s scientific sector to put two new, big conferences under the microscope

Victoria’s scientific community will take centre stage at two international business events, following Melbourne’s selection as host city for the International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2024 and International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions 2023.

The host city expects the two events to deliver a collective economic contribution to the state of AU$13.2m (US$9.3m), 6,650 room nights for the hotel and accommodation sector, and bring 1,750 delegates to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

The biotech and scientific conferences were secured by the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) with support from the Victorian State Government and Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Program.

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.

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% of Australia’s biomedical researchers, 650 biotech companies, and ten major medical research institutes.

Melbourne Convention Bureau CEO, 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.

“Melbourne has an enviable reputation for hosting world-class business events. It means future business for our hotels, restaurants and other small businesses, strengthening our economy and creating Victorian jobs.”

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