Malaysia to host 2020 International Conference on Isotopes & Expo

The benefits of hosting this conference extend beyond tourism gains

Malaysia has won the bid to host the 10th International Conference on Isotopes & Expo (10ICI), the first time a South-east Asian country is hosting it.

The five-day event will be held in Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, and will be held from February 3-7, 2020. The conference is expected to generate an estimated RM3.4 million (US$865,708) in economic impact.

The benefits of hosting this conference extend beyond tourism gains; Kuala Lumpur skyline pictured

The event will bring together over 1,000 leaders and researchers from all over the globe to discuss isotope technology and applications for interaction, find out what the latest research is, as well as explore topics such as sustainable development in the field.

Malaysia managed to secure the bid for 10ICI 2020 at the final evaluation by WCI Selection Committee held at Doha, Qatar. The conference is held every three years and has previously been hosted in cities such as Beijing, Sydney, Vancouver, Cape Town, Brussels, Seoul, Moscow, Chicago and Doha.

Malaysia is set to host several world congresses in 2018, starting with the United Nations’ 9th Session of the World Urban Forum 9 (WUF9) this month, the 22nd Biennial Congress of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET) 2018, the Worldchefs Congress & Expo in July, the 84th World Library and Information Congress 2018 in August, and the 2018 World Cancer Congress and the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress 2018 in October.

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