Perth snags a conference and a congress for 2024

Business Events Perth has enjoyed a successful month in September, with the organisation announcing two major wins for 2024.

Perth has been chosen as the host city for the 49th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves 2024 (IRMMW-THz 2024), the world’s largest gathering devoted to the field of ultra-high frequency electronics and applications.

Held annually, IRMMW-THz 2024 will mark 12 years since the conference was last held in Australia.

The successful bid will see over 600 delegates from around the world attend the six-day conference, and was led by Associate Professor Vincent Wallace from The University of Western Australia, in partnership with Business Events Perth, Arinex and Tourism Australia, which supported the bid through its Business Events Bid Fund Program.

It is estimated that the event will deliver more than $3 million in direct economic contribution to the Western Australian economy.

Business Events Perth CEO Gareth Martin said WA had put forward a compelling bid to the IRMMW-THz.

“Our expertise in bidding for international business events, combined with Western Australia’s excellence in the field and our strong bid chair, Associate Professor Wallace, ensured that Perth was the preeminent choice,” Martin said.

Furthermore, WA is set to star centre stage when the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Congress rolls out the red carpet in Perth in 2024.

Perth Theatre Trust, Business Events Perth and WA’s Department of Local Government, Sports and Culture, alongside the state’s key performing arts organisations, worked collaboratively with PAC Australia to confirm ISPA 2024 for Perth.

Tourism Australia supported the bid to bring the event to Perth through the Business Events Bid Fund Program.

It will be the first time the ISPA Congress takes place in Perth, having previously been held in Melbourne in 2016 and Sydney in 2001, as well as international destinations such as New York and Guadalajara, Mexico.

Martin said WA’s vibrant arts sector and connectivity with Asia and Europe made it the perfect destination for the ISPA Congress.

“The ISPA Congress is set to bring over 500 delegates to Western Australia in 2024, where they will be delighted by Perth’s thriving arts industry, rich culture and heritage, and our vibrant city,” he said.

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