Malaysia has won the bid for the 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Biomechanics (APCB) in 2023, the second South-east Asian country ever to host it.
The annual event provides platform to encourage, foster, and promote research in the field of biomechanics in the Asian-Pacific region, and build a community for the industry.
As the biggest biomechanics conference to be held in Malaysia, APCB 2023 is expected to welcome approximately 800 delegates and deliver an estimated RM8.4 million (US$2 million) in economic impact.
Organised by the Asia-Pacific Association for Biomechanics (APAB), the conference was brought in by the Malaysian Society of Biomechanics (MSB) and supported by various authorities such as the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).
Zulkefli Sharif, CEO of MyCEB, revealed that Malaysia nailed her victory in Taipei, Taiwan earlier in November.
â€śThe bidding process required countries to present their pitch to the executive council of the Asia-Pacific Association of Biomechanics (APAB). Malaysia was successful as we put forward a very compelling case and a winning ingredient with the strong support by various authorities including MyCEB, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) and the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE).
“APAB was also impressed with the line of education and medical institutions that were part of the panel of partners such as University of Malaya, University of Malaya Medical Centre, University of Malaysia Terengganu, National Sports Institutions and more,â€ť said Zulkefli.
Noor Azuan Abu Osman, chairman of MSB, added that the conference will bring top-level biomechanists to Malaysia, which will in turn help to create a strong legacy in the field of biomechanics in the region.