Top End secures hosting rights for 2021 international medical congress

The Darwin Convention Centre will welcome hundreds of delegates from around the world at an international medical congress in 2021.

Darwin trumped other international cities bidding for the opportunity to host members of the International Society for the Study of Iron in Biology and Medicine (BioIron Society), which will see more than 300 international delegates from all over the world arrive to the Northern Territory.

Professor Nathan Subramaniam, Australian board member of the BioIron Society, said the congress will be an opportunity for delegates to have a truly authentic Aussie experience.

“The congress will provide delegates from all around the world the opportunity to experience the Top End of Australia while meeting in world-class facilities to present and discuss the latest research in this field,” he said.

The Northern Territory government’s Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss, welcomed the successful bid.

“Darwin is a progressive and innovative capital city, and is demonstrating its position as a world-class event city,” she said.

“The Northern Territory government is proud to support business events like this which generate significant economic benefit for the region.”

The Northern Territory government is supporting the event through the territory’s Business Events Support Fund.