Malaysia’s meetings industry has received another boost by winning the bid to host the 10th International Conference on Isotopes & Expo (10ICI), along with the honour of being the first South-East Asian country to host it. The five-day event will be held in Kuala Lumpur, in February, 2020, and is expected to generate an estimated US$865,000 in economic impact.
Delegates comprising over 1,000 leaders and researchers from all over the globe will gather to discuss isotope technology, the latest research on the subject as well as explore sustainable development in the field.
Malaysia won the bid for 10ICI 2020 at the final evaluation by WCI Selection Committee held at Doha, Qatar. The conference is held every three years and has previously been hosted in cities such as Beijing, Sydney, Vancouver, Cape Town, Brussels, Seoul, Moscow, Chicago and Doha.
Malaysia is making its presence felt in the Asia-Pacific region as a MICE destination with several world congresses in 2018, starting with the United Nations’ 9th Session of the World Urban Forum 9 in March this year, the 22nd Biennial Congress of the World Council of Enterostomal Therapists 2018, the World Chefs Congress & Expo in July, the 84th World Library and Information Congress 2018 in August, and the 2018 World Cancer Congress and the International Solid Waste Association World Congress 2018 in October.