International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2024
17 - 23 August 2024
Melbourne Convention Centre | Melbourne - Australia
On behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry (ANZSMS) we warmly invite the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation and its affiliates to hold the 25th International Mass Spectrometry Conference (IMSC) in 2024 in Melbourne, Australia.
The national organizing committee for IMSC2024 is comprised of close-knit members of the Australian and New Zealand mass spectrometry community from universities, research institutes and industries located within Melbourne and throughout Australia and New Zealand. They have extensive expertise in organizing large national and international scientific conferences, including the biennial ANZSMS conference, the annual conference of the Australasian Proteomics Society, the 6th Conference of the Asia and Oceania Society for Mass Spectrometry (Brisbane, 2015), the 13th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society (Brisbane, 2017), and most recently, the 18th Human Proteome Organization World Congress (Adelaide, 2019).
The ANZSMS strives to achieve equal access to resources and opportunity regardless of gender in all aspects of our society (https://www.anzsms.org/gender-equality/). This policy will be central to the organizational principles of IMSC2024.
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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is Melbourne’s destination for big ideas and inspirational events. Hosting more than 1,000 events each year, MCEC is internationally renowned for an incredible range of spaces, innovative design and sensational catering. The dedicated team of In-house chefs will work with you to tailor a personalised menu catering for any dietary requirements.
As the world’s first 6-Star Green Star environmentally rated convention centre, MCEC continuously raises standards in technology and sustainability, and sets the benchmark for customer service. Featuring 63 versatile meeting rooms, a purpose-built plenary theatre catering for up to 5,500 delegates and over 39,000sqm (419,792 sq feet) of exhibition space, the venue can comfortably accommodate IMSC 2024.
MCEC is located in the bustling South Wharf precinct, just 20 minutes walk from the city centre and home to the DFO shopping centre plus an array of busy restaurants catering to all cuisines. It also features two integrated hotels with over 743 accommodation rooms available for delegates.
SOUTH WHARF PRECINCT
The venue features State-of-the-art audio visual, communications and IT equipment and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Simultaneous interpretation and translation equipment is installed and importantly, MCEC’s environment is inclusive and addresses the access needs of all venue users.
As a world leading venue, the centre is redefining events globally through innovation, partnerships and experiences. The venue is distinctly Melbourne and has been inspired by the creative, cultural and diverse delights of the city and its surrounds.
Celebration thrives here
Melbourne is famous for its hidden laneways, multicultural cuisines and amazing coffee. We propose using these elements to create a Festival style event for IMSC 2024 attendees that will capture the unique flavours of Melbourne and provide a truly memorable evening on the banks of our Yarra River.
The Festival will be an indoor/outdoor style event, with informal seating areas and a variety of themed food stations to suit all tastes complemented by roving entertainment featuring an Australian theme.
Rather than a traditional formal, seated dinner we believe creating a celebration of Australian culture will be more appealing to delegates and will also enable them to easily chat and network with their colleagues from around the globe.
The Festival will be held in the South Wharf Precinct which is located on the doorstep of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre so additional costs for buses and transportation will not be incurred.