Published on : Thursday, April 20, 2017
Thanks to the efforts of the EXPO XXI Warsaw and the support of the Warsaw Convention Bureau, another large international congress with over 3,000 delegates from around the world, will be held in 2020 in the capital of Poland. This time it is the most important, annual international conference of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association WSAVA.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) is an association of associations. Its membership is made up of veterinary organisations from all over the world, which are concerned with companion animals. Currently there are 96 member and affiliate associations, representing over 158,000 individual veterinarians from around the globe.
The WSAVA World Congress is an internationally recognized veterinary congress with a scientific program of the highest standard produced in alternating regions reflecting the local culture and veterinary diversity. The scientific program includes two streams organised by the local host association designed for the regions’ practicing veterinarians.
WSAVA annual congress lasts four days and is attended by 3000 participants every year. It rotates between the regions of Asia and Oceania, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. It has never been held in this part of Europe before. In 2017r. it will be organized in Copenhagen in Bella Center, in 2018 in Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and in 2019 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Canada. The Congress is organized by Kenes International.
“I am very proud and happy that the organizing committee has decided to trust us,” says Anna Górska from EXPO XXI, who initiated the process of bidding over two years ago. Recently, we were able to confirm two large congresses in Warsaw, EPA 2019 and WSAVA 2020. Each one of them is different and requires a variety of activities, which are based on the determination, patience and support of the authorities. In the case of WSAVA 2020 Warsaw Convention Bureau supported the efforts at every stage, from the organization of free transport for delegates, to the co-financing and active participation in the site inspection taking place in February this year. Very important was also a contact with the Polish ambassador, representative of WSAVA and co-operation with our the partners.
The decision to organize the congress WSAVA in 2020 in Poland was made in November 2016. At the final stage, only two cities, Krakow and Warsaw were considered. The promotion of WSAVA Congress 2020 in Warsaw will begin this year in September during the Congress in Copenhagen.