Melbourne used the occasion
of the AIDS 2012 conference being held in Washington
DC, to push the United States for more association
will be hosting the next AIDS conference in 2014, but wanted to stress its
expertise in medicine, science, technology, engineering, finance, research and
It wants to be known as Australia’s intellectual capital
and the intelligent choice for holding international conferences, naming its
campaign ‘Melbourne IQ: The Intelligent Choice for Conferences’ to underline
“Melbourne is home to 263 biotechnology companies, 13 major
medical research institutes and seven teaching hospitals, with a robust
biotechnology sector that attracts eminent researchers from around the world,”
said Victorian Minister for Health Mr David Davis.
Pictured: Australian Federal Health Minister, the Hon. Tanya
Plibersek, MCEC CEO, Peter King, MCVB CEO, Karen Bolinger, Victorian Minister
for Health the Hon. David Davis and Australian Ambassador to the United States
of America, the Hon. Kim Beazley AC.