May 27, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier

Large-scale conferences are back in Tasmania, with the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists hosting 850 people at their congress in the state’s capital last week.

The four-day meeting included plenaries, nine concurrent session streams, an offsite gala dinner and a 40-stand exhibition.

“In this professional environment, it was important to the College to be able to bring their membership and community together once again to connect and share knowledge and expertise, safely and effectively,” said Kate Smith Managing Director of WALDRONSMITH Management, the PCO for the event.

“There was a strong appetite from the delegates to do so.

“I think one of the great things with Hobart is what you can experience whilst you are there. We know delegates have taken advantage of that this week, either arriving early or staying a few days longer, to explore more of what Tasmania has to offer.”

Business Events Tasmania CEO Marnie Craig said they were “thrilled” to see conferences of this size returning to the state.

“To see an event like this run safely and successfully is such a confidence boost for our industry.

“The feedback we’ve received about the destination, the venue and ease of conferencing in Hobart, is really pleasing,” she said.