$26 million FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics secured for Sydney

Published on : Wednesday, April 20, 2016

downloadMinister for Tourism, Trade and Major Events Stuart Ayres and Business Events Sydney  CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith today announced Sydney will host the 2021 FIGO* World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics.


“Sydney has won hosting rights for the world’s largest and most important obstetrics and gynecology conference which last came to our shores in 1967. This event will bring the world’s leaders together to try to overcome key challenges to women and babies’ health in New South Wales (NSW). This includes managing to conceive after having cancer treatments and exploring the latest technologies related to In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). It will also boost the local health industry,” Minister Ayres said.


BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith recognised support from the NSW government, Tourism Australia, strategic partner Qantas and the University of NSW Australia (UNSW Australia) to win the event worth A$26 million in direct expenditure to the State.


“After 16 years of international campaigning, we’ve won the right to host FIGO for Australia, beating competition from India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea. Approximately 7,000 of the world’s leading obstetricians and gynaecologists will converge on Sydney in 2021, bringing valuable insights and the latest technologies.


“I’d like to thank UNSWAustralia for advocating with us to international decision makers and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) who partnered with us,” Ms Lewis-Smith said.


Professor Hamid Rushwan, FIGO Chief Executive, said, “The triennial FIGO World Congress is the premier global event for obstetricians and gynecologists. The world’s clinicians, scientists, teachers and other allied health professionals working for women’s health come together to present and discuss the latest science and best clinical practice.


“We are delighted that Sydney – a city of great stature and innovation – will host our 2021 Congress, and look forward to providing our attendees with an enriching and stimulating congress experience.”


Source:-Business Events Sydney

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