More life sciences conferences heading to Sydney

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Organisers of health and life science meetings are leading a resurgence of interest in Sydney, Australia, as a place to hold international association conferences.

Business Events Sydney, the city’s convention bureau, landed another two events over the Christmas period, which should add around AUD5.4m to city coffers. 

They are:

  • Global Health Security Conference 2024 with 800 delegates gathering at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) from 18-21 June 2024. BESydney estimates the conference will generate AU$3.4M to the local economy. The Global Health Security Network connects people from across the fields of public health, medicine, veterinary science, agriculture, government, security, international relations, sociology, and anthropology to examine the progress in strengthening health systems and identify the gaps and opportunities for enhancing our ability to respond to future adverse health crises.
  • International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO) 2026 attracting a further 800 delegates from 10-12 June 2026. Estimated to be worth AU$2M to the local economy, ISPNO is by far the largest international scientific meeting of multidisciplinary professionals in research, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of children and adolescents with tumours of the Central Nervous System.

“It is great to see a strong global interest in Sydney for health and life sciences events coming through, particularly as the NSW Government and the university and private sector are investing in the development of the Westmead Health and Innovation District which will soon be a global centre for new discoveries, commercialisation, treatment, education and training,” said BESydney CEO, Lyn Lewis-Smith.

The wins add to other health and life science events already secured for 2023, including FDI World Dental Congress, World Conference on Family Doctors (WONCA) and the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work. 

James Lancaster
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