Geneva. Kenes Group Ltd., a leading Professional Conference Organizer (PCO) and Association Management company, announced its recent partnership with the Government of Bangladesh and Partners in Population and Development (PPD), an inter-governmental organisation of 26 developing countries, to organize the 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia Pacific (ICAAP12). The conference will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh at the Bangabondhu International Conference Centre, November 20-23, 2015.
For over two decades, the International Congress on AIDS in Asia Pacific (ICAAP) has become a leading venue for AIDS activists, people living with HIV/AIDS, policy makers, government ministries, academics, clinicians, researchers, pharmaceutical companies, and international agencies from Asia Pacific to gather together. ICAAP12, the largest AIDS conference in the region, looks forward to welcoming more than 3,500 delegates to this important four-day event. The conference theme and the ultimate objective of this event, is to “Be the change towards an AIDS-free generation; our right to health.” The ICAAP12 conference will highlight Bangladesh’s and the region’s aim to achieve an AIDS-free generation through science, innovation, and community involvement with government leadership.
“People living with HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh consider this conference as a game-changer as they believe the huge gathering will help destroy myths and misconceptions attached to this disease,” comments Dr. Joe Thomas, Secretary General of ICAAP12 and the Executive Director of Partners in Population and Development (PPD). “When deciding on a service provider to organize this important event, we needed a partner we could rely on. Kenes was our management company of choice, responsible for every aspect of the conference.”
The ICAAP12 contract signing ceremony in Dhaka last week included Bangladesh State Minister for Health, Zahed Maleque, PPD Executive Director and Secretary General of ICAAP12, Dr. Joe Thomas, Country Director of Unaids Bangladesh, Leo Kenny, and Vice President Special Projects, Kenes Group, Sadik Caglar. Comments Caglar, “This is a momentous occasion for Kenes Group, as we take responsibility for the organization, registration, venue, accommodation and the scientific programme. Our global management team is primed and ready and we are proud to partner with the PPD and ICAAP12 committees towards a successful and memorable conference.”