The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has announced that ESC Congress, the world’s biggest gathering of heart specialists, will return to London in 2024. The event will be held at ExCeL London, the city‘s largest conference venue, from 31 August to 3 September 2024. When the Congress last came to London in 2015, it attracted more than 32,700 delegates from 140 countries.
The decision is a huge vote of confidence in London’s position as a world-class city for conferences and events, as well as a leading centre for medical research, according to London & Partners, London’s international trade, investment and promotion agency. The news comes as the city’s events industry prepares for reopening after the coronavirus pandemic has forced the closure and cancellation of many physical events over the last year.
ESC is amongst a number of medical associations to have chosen London and ExCeL for events between 2021 and 2025 including the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH). The European AIDS Conference (EACS) is also due to come to London this October, with the event going ahead in a hybrid format and a reduced number of live delegates in the city.
ESC Congress 2021 will be held digital from August 27 to 30.