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Melbourne secures its biggest conference yet

By   /  September 1, 2017  /  Comments Off on Melbourne secures its biggest conference yet

Melbourne will host the World Ophthalmology Congress 2022 (WOC2022) of the International Council of Ophthalmology, which will attract more than 14,000 delegates to the city.

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World’s leading eye specialists look to Melbourne for biennial congress

World-leading experts and healthcare specialists will gather at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre to discuss new developments in ophthalmology and eye health from February 25-28, 2022.

Melbourne will host the World Ophthalmology Congress 2022.

In what is expected the largest ever conference for Victoria, the biennial congress will generate more than $85 million for the state.

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) supported the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists to secure the event.

MCB CEO Karen Bolinger said the bureau’s “Team Melbourne” approach helped deliver the successful bid.

Melbourne Convention Bureau CEO Karen Bolinger.

“Unique to our bid process is the collaborative, unified approach between the Bureau, Victorian State Government, City of Melbourne, Tourism Australia, MCEC, local host RANZCO and industry partners to collectively meet the ICO’s global objectives for the congress,” she said.

International Council of Ophthalmology president Professor Hugh Taylor welcomed the news.

“Along with world-leading convention facilities, the weather and dining will be superb and there are many exciting things to do in Melbourne and surrounds. It’s definitely an event not to miss,” said Taylor.

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