Perth has been chosen as host city for the 49th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves 2024 (IRMMW-THz 2024), the worldâ€™s largest gathering devoted to the field of ultra-high frequency electronics and applications.
Held annually, IRMMW-THz 2024 will mark 12 years since the conference was last held in Australia. The IRMMW-THz conference has played a major role in bringing together international researchers in many diverse fields, from space science to nuclear fusion and, recently chemistry and biology.
The successful bid will see over 600 delegates from around the world attend the six-day conference, and it is estimated the event will deliver more than A$3 million (US$2.2 million) in direct economic contribution to the Western Australian economy.
The bid was led by Associate Professor Vincent Wallace from The University of Western Australia in partnership with Business Events Perth, Arinex and Tourism Australia, who supported the bid through their Business Events Bid Fund Program.
Western Australian tourism minister David Templeman said in a press statement: “Business events are an important part of the Western Australian economy, bringing high yielding visitors to the State, which is why the McGowan Government funds organisations like Business Events Perth, through Tourism WA, to bid and secure major conferences and exhibitions for our thriving State.â€ť