Search China & Thailand Venues
Mix 中国会议
策划目录
   
Sign in / Register
Magazine / Newsletter
Home | Bulletin | Destinations | Venues | Ideas | Case studies | Opinion | Expertise | Show off
Home >  BULLETINMissile tensions force symposium switch to Brisbane
Share
Missile tensions force symposium switch to Brisbane
Dental hygiene conference backs out of Seoul over concern about political standoff with North Korea

30 Dec 2017

Brisbane will open wide as 1,500 dental hygienists from around the world prepare to gather in the city for their 21st IFDH International Symposium in August 2019.

The symposium had originally been set for Seoul, but relocated to Australia following concerns around increased political tension around the peninsula following missile tests by North Korea. The event is set to return to Seoul in 2024.

The three-day event will be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and hosted by the Dental Hygienists Association of Australia (DHAA) under the auspices of the International Federation of Dental Hygienists (IFDH).

This the bid win represents the first time the symposium will be held in Brisbane. The convention centre collaborated with Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing to secure the conference.

With 17 of the 34 member countries based in Europe, the majority of international delegates are expected to come from Europe and the United States with strong representation from Australia, India, Korea, Japan, South Africa and Singapore. Organisers say many of these delegates will embark on pre- and post-touring around Queensland and elsewhere in Australia

Kate Jones, Queensland’s minister for innovation and tourism industry development, said securing this symposium for Queensland is a big win and will attract delegates from across the globe.

“Business events such as this Symposium are important drivers of tourism for Queensland, with the state welcoming over 4.9 million business visitors every year.

“Continuing to grow our business sector by securing international conferences and business events is a key part of our tourism strategy. I look forward to welcoming these world-leading health professionals in 2019.”

Dr Melanie Hayes, CEO of Dental Hygienists Association of Australia, said the conference programme would focus on opportunities for leadership, empowerment, advancement and diversity.

“We wanted the programme to have a broader framework and not just a purely clinical one. We believe it needs to include clinicians, researchers, educators, advocates and tackle diversity – we work with a whole lot of different communities in society.”

Dr Hayes and members of her host committee hope the symposium will convey a strong message of the importance of preventive oral health to general health globally.

Bob O’Keeffe, the convention centre's general manager, said: “We have a very strong scientific focus at the centre and events of this calibre help bring to the attention of the world Brisbane’s science industry strengths as well as encouraging collaboration between some of the world’s leading thinkers, experts and innovators.”


Tags :
associations   Brisbane   Security  

LEAVE A COMMENT
0 Comments
More BULLETIN  articles
Filmmaker Brandon Li to join MIX-ILEA panel
5 Jun 2018
Uniplan signs up Gordon Wang as Beijing general manager
30 May 2018
Singapore forum issues ‘unlearn old structures’ challenge
25 May 2018
Belt & Road ‘equals parties, product launches… event travel’
24 May 2018
Messe Berlin triumphant as ITB China 2018 closes
21 May 2018
Business event bosses call in experts to tackle Greater Bay
17 May 2018
MORE
Terms & Conditions | Advertise | Subscribe | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Directory | About MixMeetings.com | Site map