The Australian city of Melbourne has won host city bids for the International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2024, and International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions 2023.
Combined, these events will deliver an estimated economic contribution to the state of A$13.2 million (US$9.4 million), 6,650 hotel room nights, and drive bring 1,750 delegates to the city. Both events will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Physicists from around the world will gather at International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions 2023 to discuss the latest advancements in particle physics, nuclear physics, and astrophysics. Melbourneâ€™s strong particle physics community played a critical role in winning this event.
The International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2024 will provide a forum for scientists and academics to discuss research in their field. It will be the first time the conference has been held in Australia in its 66-year history.
Mass spectrometry is used in many fields including biotech where Melbourne leads the nation as home to more than 40 per cent of Australiaâ€™s biomedical researchers, 650 biotech companies, and 10 major medical research institutes.
The conferences were secured by the Melbourne Convention Bureau with support from the Victorian State Government and Tourism Australiaâ€™s Business Events Bid Fund Program.