Come 2021, the Darwin Convention Centre will be welcoming members of the International Society for the Study of Iron in Biology and Medicine (BioIron Society) to the Australian city.
The Darwin Convention Centre worked in close collaboration with Northern Territory Business Events to secure the event, trumping other international cities bidding for the opportunity to host more than 300 international delegates.
Darwin Convention Centre’s general manager, Peter Savoff, called the win “vital to tourism” as it proves the region’s ability to host international conferences, while helping to promote research and advance public education in this field.
Northern Territory Government’s minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss welcomed the announcement of the successful bid, and said in a statement: “The Northern Territory Government is proud to support business events like this which generate significant economic benefit for the region.”
Nathan Subramaniam, Australian board member of the BioIron Society, said the congress will be an opportunity for delegates to have a truly authentic Australian experience.
“The Congress will provide delegates from all around the world the opportunity to experience the Top End of Australia while meeting in world class facilities to present and discuss the latest research in this field,” added Subramaniam.