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Magnetic resonance association chooses Singapore

SINGAPORE The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the world’s largest professional association dedicated to promoting innovation, development and application of magnetic resonance techniques in medicine and biology, has selected Singapore as the venue for its 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition. The seven-day conference will be held from May 7–13, 2016 at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Expecting a turnout of 8500 attendees, the annual ISMRM event aims to promote communication, research, development and applications of magnetic resonance in the fields of medicine and biology as well as developing and providing avenues for continuing education in the field. Due to the wide-ranging applications of magnetic resonance, ISMRM has a strong multidisciplinary membership comprising clinicians, physicists, engineers, biochemists, technologists and students from more than 40 countries.
This will be the second time the event is held in Asia, and its first time in South-East Asia. With a significantly growing membership in Asia, the selection of Singapore is extremely timely.
Commenting on their decision to hold the event in Singapore, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), executive director, Roberta Kravitz said, “Singapore was chosen because not only is it a modern and developed city with excellent access and a reliable infrastructure to support an event of our scale, it is also a forerunner in scientific research, making it an ideal location for our members to exchange ideas and explore the latest scientific developments, especially those within the Asian context.”

Gold Coast to host Global Volunteering Conference

AUSTRALIA Volunteering Australia, the national peak body working to advance volunteering in the Australian community, has successfully won the bid to host the 23rd International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) World Volunteer Conference and Youth Forum in 2014. Gold Coast was chosen as the location to stage this event and is a major win for a city that relies heavily on volunteer support.
Gold Coast Tourism CEO Martin Winter says securing the IAVE World Volunteer Conference and Youth Forum are particularly timely in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games. “Major events such as the 2018 Commonwealth Games spur billions in new tourism and city development, positively impacting jobs, infrastructure and the wealth of the community. The energy and passion of our burgeoning volunteer community makes a vital contribution to the successful delivery of these events.”

Automation World 2013 in Seoul

SEOUL Automation World, the premier venue for representatives from every sector of the factory automation industry to meet and forge crucial business relationships with partners from Korea and abroad, will open it’s doors in Coex come March 13-16, 2013 to over 20,000 attendees.
South Korea’s automation industry is valued at more than US$15 billion, making it the 8th largest automation market in the world. The opportunity to meet local Korean buyers is consistently ranked as the number one reason hundreds of companies from around the world choose to exhibit their products at Automation World every year. Automation World 2013 provides access to almost every sector of the global factory automation industry with the participation of product exhibitors ranging from motors, conveyors, hoists, belts, compressors, control valves, and electric pumps, to sensors, measuring instruments, converters, touch panels, barcode scanners, industrial cameras, lenses, and lasers.