The team behind the 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19) have shared the lasting outcomes from the successful international Congress.
Representatives from ‘Team Sydney’ – comprising of the Organising Committee (including Chair Simon Ringer and Co-Chair Paul Munroe); venue International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney); global bidding services specialist BESydney; Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) Arinex and other key suppliers and partners – demonstrated IMC19’s wide-reaching impact on Australia’s scientific community and meetings industry.
Held in September 2018, IMC19 attracted more than 2,800 participants from 48 countries. The partnership-driven approach between all stakeholders saw the Congress win the International Association of PCO (IAPCO) Driving Excellence Award for Collaboration. The award was officially presented to the Organising Committee at a celebration event at host venue ICC Sydney on Wednesday, 6 February 2019.
As part of the celebration event, Team Sydney shared what were some of the immediate legacies to come out of IMC19 including the growth of the local microscopy community; the investment into the future scientific generation; the demonstration of Australia’s might to the international community; and the strength of the national meetings industry.