Singapore’s largest multi-purpose international business event venue will welcome for the first time two back-to-back bioscience conferences this month. From 22 to 25 June, the Third Annual World Cancer Congress 2010 (WCC 2010) will see more than 3,000 academics, clinical and medical researchers, oncologists and drug manufacturers gathering to discuss the latest research findings in oncology at 125 sessions in Singapore Expo’s Conference Halls. Presentations and speeches will also be delivered by keynote speakers hailing from the leading institutions and research facilities around the world. An exhibition will be held concurrently at Halls 2 and 3 and diversified social hours, such as on-site coffee breaks and corporation seminars have been set aside within the scientific programme to make the exhibition more interactive. Registration starts on Monday, 21 June, from 9.00am to 9.00pm.
Set to take place right after WCC 2010 is NeuroTalk 2010 (25 to 28 June), which will be a sustainable platform for exchanging up-to-the-minute upstream and downstream achievements, industrial needs and research opportunities within of the neuroscience field in Asia Pacific. Over 1,000 delegates will have the chance to interact with academics and researchers from renowned medical institutions such as Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and National Academy of Sciences (USA), Osaka University (Japan), and Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute (Australia).
Singapore the top destination for biomedical sciences professionals
The sustained growth of Asia's biomedical sciences industry is in stark contrast to the consolidation and even downsizing of pharmaceutical companies in Europe and the US, and Singapore is blazing the trail with over thirty renowned international bioscience companies and research institutes, including Abbott, Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline , anchoring their Asia Pacific headquarters here. Additionally, bio-pharmaceutical professionals in the region view Singapore as the Asian city with the strongest bioscience industry and the best career prospects, according to a survey conducted by RSA Singapore , a global life sciences executive recruitment agency.
As Singapore establishes its own Cancer Research Centre of Excellence (headed by Prof Daniel Tenen of Harvard Medical School ) and the region's first integrated neuroscience centre , it comes as no surprise that Expo is now playing host to WCC 2010 and NeuroTalk 2010. With an impressive track record in housing corporate and trade conferences and meetings organised by leading agencies and organisations in the defence, financial and technology sectors, Expo is well-positioned to extend the same service excellence to the burgeoning Asian biomedical community.
Says Mr Chandran Nair, Deputy General Manager of Singex Venues Pte Ltd, the managing company of Expo, “While some have embraced technology and adopted video and web conferencing, most have remained strong believers in knowledge-sharing and networking at fraternity and industry events. With Singapore poised to maintain her position as the global powerhouse for medical professionals, I am confident that more opportunities for Singapore Expo to offer our venue’s facilities and services to even more bioscience and pharmaceutical organizations looking to meet in Singapore.”
About Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre
Ranked one of the top Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) venues in Asia, Singapore Expo, managed by Singex Venues Pte Ltd, is the largest MICE centre in Singapore. It is proud to be the chosen venue for some of the major conventions, exhibitions and meetings held in the region. With ten Exhibition Halls, ten Conference Halls, multiple Meeting Rooms, and six mobile V-Rooms, there is plenty of versatile space for conferences, exhibitions, breakout sessions, private VIP lounges and auxiliary activities.
Singapore Expo (singaporeexpo.com.sg) is a one-stop event and meeting venue with event planning, operations, top caterers, parking spaces for over 2,400 cars, a dedicated Expo MRT station, and barely fifteen minutes by car to the city centre and five minutes to Changi International Airport. Visit the website for more details on the facilities and services.