Business Events Perth has announced that the capital of Western Australia will be the host city for the 49th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves 2024 (IRMMW-THz 2024). The conference is held annually, and IRMMW-THz 2024 will mark 12 years since the world’s largest gathering devoted to the field of ultra-high frequency electronics and applications was last held in Australia.
It is estimated that the event will deliver more than AUS$3min (US$2.2m) direct economic contribution to the Western Australian economy.
Organisers predict the conference will bring 600 delegates from around the world to attend the six-day event. The bid was led by associate professor Vincent Wallace from The University of Western Australia in partnership with Business Events Perth, global PCO Arinex and Tourism Australia which offered support through its Business Events Bid Fund Programme.
Western Australian tourism minister David Templeman said that “business events are an important part of the Western Australian economy, bringing high yielding visitors to the State, which is why the McGowan Government funds organisations like Business Events Perth, through Tourism WA, to bid and secure major conferences and exhibitions.”
Western Australian health, medical research and science minister Roger Cook added “IRMMW-THz 2024 is an exciting opportunity to showcase the research being conducted in Western Australia, and exchange scientific and technical knowledge.”
The IRMMW-THz conference has played a major role in bringing together international researchers in many diverse fields, from space science to nuclear fusion and, recently chemistry and biology.
Tourism Australia managing director Phillipa Harrison added; “The return of this conference to Australia in 2024 highlights Australia’s expertise in this knowledge sector and ensures our continued appeal as a world-class business events destination amongst global decision-makers.”