World Diabetes Congress 2013 in Melbourne

Photo: MCVB

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.",