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Perth to welcome 4500 Surgeons at conference in 2015

December 2013 saw Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) successfully secure the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress (RACS ASC 2015) for 2015. The College currently hosts an Annual Scientific Congress, attended by up to 3,500 surgeons from Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, India and the Middle East.

The RACS ASC 2015 will be the largest, highest yielding medical congress staged in Perth to date, and has the potential to expand to 4500 international surgeons;  RACS will extend an invitation to Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (RCSE) to attend the Perth Congress.

The RCSE can trace its origins back to 1505 and is regarded as the world’s preeminent Surgical College with about 22,000 Fellows and Members worldwide.

On Wednesday 12th of February the President of RACS, Michael Hollands and RACS Executive, will be joined by PCB Chairman Ian Laurance AM, Western Australian Agent General Kevin Skipworth CVO and PCB CEO Paul Beeson, to formally launch the invitation at RCSE in Edinburgh.

PCB's long standing relationship with RACS, supported by the PCB’s distinguished Aspire scholarship, has provided an opportunity to expand RACS Annual Scientific Congress 2015 by potentially 1000 additional international delegates.

“The benefits to Western Australia’s economy and surgical knowledge base will be substantial. The Perth Annual Scientific Congress will be one of the largest conferences in the State since CHOGM 2011, and the highest yielding ever” PCB, CEO, Paul Beeson commented.

As part of this, RACS will offer the 4,500 surgeons and delegates customised pre and post touring packages to both the North West and South West of Western Australia.

The tours will include a visit to Albany which coincides with a commemorative event for the Anzac Centenary.

The Perth Convention Bureau is responsible for marketing Perth and Western Australia as a business tourism destination. Funded by Tourism WA and the City of Perth, in the financial year 2012/2013, it secured business events that will require more than 200,000 hotel room nights and inject more than $104.7 million in delegate expenditure to the Western Australian economy annually.

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