World Diabetes Congress 2013 in Melbourne

Australia. Melbourne has won the bid for World Diabetes Congress in 2013, expected to attract more than 12,500 researchers, medical practitioners and government policy experts, and inject 32.2 m euros into the economy. "This is the largest medical business event ever secured for Melbourne and also the largest business event ever won by the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau," says bureau CEO Sandra Chipchase. "A key component to winning this event was the outstanding support provided by the state government, Qantas and Melbourne's hotels.",