Busy Autumn Ahead for Valencia Congress Centre

18/10/2011 - Palacio de Congresos de Valencia

The centre's agenda features national and international congresses and shows and concerts by top performers such as Michael Nyman.

With the beginning of the new congress season, the Valencia Congress Centre is gearing up for a busy autumn. To start with, more than 3,000 delegates from all over the world will be in Valencia to attend the 42nd National Podiatry Congress, the Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, and the Congress of the Spanish Society of Laboratory Animal Sciences. All of which will have a significant economic impact on the city and its international visibility.

The centre's excellent management has resulted in the hosting of a large number of national and international congresses during 2011, above all events of medical nature: to date, the Valencia Congress Centre has hosted 19 national and international congresses, with in the region of 17,000 delegates from all over the world. The large number of international delegates has been due to the hosting of events as important as the 17th Annual International Congress of the International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS), the European Congress on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ECCEO), the 4th IVI Congress or the 5th Trends in Medical Mycology.

In addition, two important national congresses have been confirmed for the last quarter of the year. On the one hand, the 42th National Podiatry Congress has just been held from 13-15 October. The most important congress in its field, with 1,000 delegates, this recent edition had an ample multidisciplinary scientific programme, addressing the main advances and discoveries in clinical and sports podiatry, podiatric surgery, biomechanics and orthopodiatry, among other issues. The congress was attended by a number of renowned specialists, such as Dr Simon Spooner, a specialist in sports medicine and a collaborator of the London Marathon.

On the other hand, the Congress of the Spanish Society of Laboratory Animal Sciences is scheduled to be held from 22-25 November, and will be attended by the prestigious surgeon Pedro Cavadas, known worldwide for his successful limb transplants and for carrying out the first face transplant in Spain (eighth in the world) in 2009.

As regards international events, the Valencia venue will be hosting the Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference from 22-29 October, which will soon be celebrating its 60th anniversary. Over 40 of the world's leading companies in radiological technology will be attending the event. Top keynote speakers will include Michael Kröning, an expert in nuclear engineering at Tomsk Open Laboratory of Material Inspection (TOLMI) in Russia, who will be delivering a keynote on the effects and responsibilities stemming from the Fukushima incident.

Later on in the year, from 7-8 November, the Valencia Congress Centre will be hosting the Global China Business Meeting, under the theme of "Globalizing Chinese Firms," with the attendance of over 400 multinationals. The leaders and executives of some the world's top investment companies from what is now the 2nd global economic powerhouse will be attending the event, whose aim is to create a platform for promoting investment in Europe and market interactions.

Yet again, a large number of national and international organizations have chosen the Valencia Congress Centre for its flexibility, organizational experience, cutting-edge technology and excellent facilities. This brand image has allowed the centre to become a benchmark for hosting all kinds of events, such as the concerts of Michael Nyman and Rapahel, or the customary shows "Swan Lake" and the "New Year Concert," which complete the centre's agenda for the last quarter.

About the Valencia Congress Centre
Designed by Norman Foster, the Valencia Congress Centre is a leading event venue. Opened on 2 July 1998, it has been the driving force behind the transformation and development of the north-eastern part of the city. Recently hailed as the Best Congress Centre in the World by the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC), the centre has obtained the 400+ Mark of the European Foundation for Quality Management, which together with the other certifications it has been awarded, such as the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Integrated Management System, the "Q" for Quality Tourism and the UNE-EN 16001 Energy Management System certifications, means that it is the most certified centre in Europe.

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