The International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) has picked Busan, South Korea as the host city for its 20th World Microscopy Conference (IMC20) in 2022.
Busan beat other destinations like South Africa (Cape Town), Netherlands (Maastricht), US (Portland), and Spain (Madrid) in the race.
Taking place from September 25 to 30, the event is expected to be attended by approximately 3,000 delegates from 37 countries. Scientists in the microscopy sector will discuss trending issues and network with other people in the industry. The event will include a simultaneous exhibition of global microscope manufacturing companies.
Held every four years, South Korea will be the second Asian country, after Japan, to host the conference.
“This success is a fruitful result of our strong collaboration with the local community, academe, and the private sector,” said In Sook Lee, director at the Korea Tourism Organization – Convention Team in a press statement.
“Last year, Korea was the top meeting destination according to the Union of International Associations, and we are determined to promote Korea’s knowledge, expertise, and capability to attract more international conferences,” she added.