Melbourne welcomes global health leaders for World Health Summit Regional Meeting


The World Health Summit Regional Meeting (WHSRM) 2024 is set to convene in Melbourne this week, marking the inaugural hosting of the meeting in Australia.

Taking place at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre between April 22-24, the delegates include global ministers and health experts from around the world, who will examine policies aimed at delivering significant improvements in health outcomes across 40 sessions.

Notable speakers include Saia Ma’u Piukala, regional director for the Western Pacific, World Health Organisation, Ged Kearney, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark.

The successful bid to host WHSRM 2024 was led by Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) in partnership with Monash University, with support from the Victorian Government and Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Program.

“Healthcare conferences provide opportunities for collaboration and knowledge-sharing, which can inspire and lead to significant breakthroughs that can deliver measurable and meaningful impacts on health outcomes,” said MCB chief executive Julia Swanson.

“Excellent infrastructure and joint collaborations between universities, research institutes and hospitals have created a city where the world’s brightest minds gather to inspire, innovate and create real change in world-leading research and development.”