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Medical conference to bring £41.7m boost to London

European Association of Urology congress to return to London for first time since 1988, bringing 12,000 delegates

Pictured: Professor Christopher Chapple, secretary general of the European Association of Urology

The European Association of Urology (EAU) is set to return to London for the first time in almost 30 years, bringing 12,000 delegates and an estimated £41.7m of economic benefit to the capital in 2017.

The five-day event, which will take place at ExCeL London, will also feature the European Association of Urology Exhibition, providing delegates a chance to familiarise themselves with cutting-edge medical technology.

Becky Graveney, head of associations at London & Partners said: “London has proved time and time again that it knows how to deliver a great event and, with the city being one of the world’s leading centres for Life Sciences, it is no surprise that an increasing number of high profile medical associations choose London to host their congresses. We are looking forward to welcoming the European Association of Urology for what is set to be a leading scientific conference.”

Professor Christopher Chapple, secretary general of the European Association of Urology and honorary professor of urology at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, said: “London is a great city to host our next Annual Congress, EAU17. It’s vibrant, modern and yet historical at the same time. 

“With ExCeL London as the venue for this meeting, we are working to deliver a comprehensive, cutting-edge congress that will gather over 12,000 urologists from all over the world.”

Over the past few years, London has been welcoming more and more major medical events. Last year alone, the city played host to the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) congress, the European Association of Periodontology congress (EuroPerio), which attracted 25 per cent more delegates than the association’s previous event, and the European Society of Cardiology congress, which broke all previous records of attendance.

Samantha Shamkh, head of conventions at ExCeL London, said: “We are delighted that the European Association of Urology have chosen ExCeL and London to host their 2017 congress. We work closely with all of our clients to understand their specific objectives, whether that’s in terms of growing their attendance, achieving a greater global outreach or increasing scientific content. 

“With the support of London & Partners, we can help our clients to achieve their aims, ensuring that they get the most from hosting their congress with us. We look forward to working with EAU, helping them to deliver a successful event outcome for the both the association and their delegates.”

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