Melbourne to host world’s largest psychology congress

Melbourne has been chosen as host city for the International Congress of Psychology (ICP) 2028, the world’s largest gathering of psychologists from across the globe.

Held every four years, ICP 2028 will mark 40 years since it has been held in Australasia and only for the second time in its 132-year history.

Over 5,000 delegates from around world are expected to attend a six-day program held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

“We’re thrilled to see Melbourne continuing to win high-profile international business events, demonstrating key decision makers’ confidence to choose Melbourne for their next meeting,” Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) chief executive Julia Swanson said.

“The journey to secure this event was two years in the making and an incredible example of ‘Team Melbourne’ collaboration. In partnership with the Australia Psychological Society (APS), a highly engaged local organising committee and the very best of Victoria’s business events supply chain, MCB worked solidly to position our city as a leading global business events destination to host this hero event.”

MCB also collaborated with Harry the hirer, who invested in remote filming capabilities crucial to the video production achievements.

“Psychology has grown tremendously in the 40 years since Australasia last hosted an ICP event, and the APS is looking forward to showcasing what psychology can achieve locally and internationally,” said Dr Zena Burgess, chief executive at APS.