Sydney to host obstetrics and gynaecology congress in 2026


Sydney was this week announced as the host city for the Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) Congress in 2026 and is expected to attract 2,000 delegates to Sydney over four days.

The decision was made by vote of the AOFOG member countries who are gathered in Bali for the AOFOG Council and General Assembly this week.

Sydney’s global business event bidding specialists BESydney partnered with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) on the bid.

BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith said 2026 will be a fantastic time for global business events in Sydney.

“Sydney’s new 24-hour international airport in Western Sydney at the foot of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains is coming online in 2026, opening a world of opportunity for Western Sydney,” said Lewis=Smith.

“This critical new infrastructure piece, alongside the NSW Government’s precinct-driven economic development strategy, including the new Westmead Health and Innovation District, creates an incredible opportunity for global business events like this one to catalyse investment, trade and knowledge exchange between local and international delegates.”

RANZCOG President Dr Benjamin Bopp said hosting the AOFOG Congress in Sydney will provide a platform for discussions on critical issues.

“AOFOG was last held in Australia in 1981 and has never been hosted in Sydney and our community is looking forward to welcoming our Asia and Oceania region peers here to experience our vibrant, welcoming, and iconic city,” Bopp said.

The AOFOG conference will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) on 12-15 October 2026.