Melbourne’s science credentials help secure two high-profile conferences

Melbourne has won the bids for two major international scientific conferences, hosting the International Mass Spectrometry Conference in 2024 and International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions in 2023.

To be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the combined events are expected to attract 1750 delegates.

It will be the first time the International Mass Spectrometry Conference has been held in Australia in its 66-year history, while Melbourne’s strong particle physics community played a critical role in winning the International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions.

“Hosting these meetings is a big win for Victoria’s scientific community, who will be able to tap into and share a wealth of knowledge and gain exposure to world-leaders’ advances in these fields of study globally and locally,” Melbourne Convention Bureau CEO Julia Swanson said.

“Melbourne has an enviable reputation for hosting world class business events. It means future business for our hotels, restaurants and other small businesses, strengthening our economy and creating Victorian jobs.”

The conferences were secured by the Melbourne Convention Bureau with support from the State Government and Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Program.