Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) is celebrating another win. The city will welcome about 1.000 delegates for a conference to be held in 2019.
Melbourne will host the International Particle Accelerator Conference in 2019 (IPAC 2019) in May 2019. Some 1,000 delegates will gather at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) for six days with an estimated economic contribution of approximately $5 million to the state.
Melbourne Convention Bureau CEO Karen Bolinger said that the process used to win the IPAC 2019 conference was a good illustration of the collaborative nature of all Melbourne bids, leveraging Melbourne’s IQ as well as its unique destination appeal.
“Over the past few years, MCB and the Australian Synchrotron have collaborated on a number of bids to be the host institute for a variety of international conferences spanning all fields associated with synchrotron science.
“IPAC 2019 is our seventh collaborative win and the biggest so far.”
The IPAC 2019 bid was won with the help of three regional organisations acting as the international conference committee. The three organisations were the European Physical Society Accelerator Group (EPS-AG); the American Physical Society Division of Physics of Beams (APS-DPB); and the Asian Committee for Future Accelerators (ACFA).