Melbourne secures two high-profile science conferences

Victoria’s scientific community will take centre stage at two high-profile international business events thanks to the efforts of the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB).

Melbourne will play host to the International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2024 and the International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions 2023.

Combined, these events will deliver an economic contribution to the state of $13.2 million, 6,650 room nights to boost the Victorian hotel and accommodation sector and drive 1,750 delegates through the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre doors.

The coveted biotech and scientific conferences were secured by the MCB with support from the Victorian 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.

MCB chief executive 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.”

Featured image source: Melbourne Convention Bureau/Stewart Donn