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ICS 2021 Chair and host city - voting results now available

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The ICS is pleased to announce the results of the membership voting for ICS 2021.

The annual meeting Chair will be Helen O’Connell with the meeting to be held in Melbourne, Australia from Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th October 2021. The annual meeting co-chair is Chris Maher. The Scientific co-Chairs are Anna Rosamilia and Vincent Tse.

Watch the successful bid video above, or download the bid document from the ICS website for more information.

The last ICS annual meeting in Australia was in 1995 (Sydney) so a return in 2021 will be cause for celebration. Melbourne is a fantastic host city offering delegates a multicultural experience with a variety of excellent dining options, outdoor entertainment, museums and shopping.

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is superbly located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River and within walking distance of the city centre. Around Melbourne itself are inspiring day trips to the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula wine regions, the Great Ocean Road, the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island, historic Sovereign Hill and Healesville Sanctuary.

Further afield, Melbourne’s airport offers easy access to attractions, including Sydney, Uluru (Ayer’s Rock) in the outback, the Great Barrier Reef and the wonderful beach resorts of the Whitsunday Islands.

Congratulations to Helen and her team. We look forward to seeing you all in Melbourne in 2021!

Full results are shown below. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the bidding teams for Incheon and Dubai for their dedication and effort:

Candidate Votes %
Helen O’Connell, Melbourne, Australia 359 42%
Sherif Mourad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 302 35%
Seung-June Oh, Incheon, South Korea 201 23%

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