ICMS Australasia sees strong in-person attendance for upcoming international meetings

Two upcoming international meetings organised by ICMS Australasia are seeing strong in-person delegate registration indicating that in-person events are returning sooner than anticipated.

The 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (May 1-5) and the 21st International Meeting on Lithium Batteries (June 26 – July 1) are seeing high in-person delegate registrations of 60 per cent and 75 per cent respectively.

Both conferences are being run as hybrid events, with ICMS Australasia managing director Emma Bowyer saying the strong uptake for in-person attendance, particularly from international delegates, is a welcome sign that a return to in-person events is occurring faster than expected.

“We are just over a month out from the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and we have over 1,000 registrations and close to 600 of those are in-person delegates,” Bowyer said.

“Over half of those are from outside Australia, with the largest delegations at this stage coming from South Korea and the US For this Conference there will be over 70 countries represented.

“The 21st International Meeting on Lithium Batteries in June is showing a 75 per cent in-person attendance level, with 650 delegates attending at this stage. Only 17 per cent of in-person attendees are currently from Australia.

“The rest are from over 60 countries, with the largest three country representatives coming from South Korea, Japan and Germany.”

Business Events Sydney worked with the Australian Geomechanics Society and the CSIRO to win these events for Sydney, which are both being held at International Convention Centre Sydney.

“This is the first time either of these events has been held in Australia, providing a platform to showcase our local expertise in finding solutions to the technical challenges of extracting and transporting large quantities of natural resources, and our research capabilities across the spectrum of the role of advanced lithium batteries for energy storage and conversion,” said BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith.