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Cambridge is gearing up to welcome hundreds of international association delegates to multiple venues this summer.

Meet Cambridge, the official conference and events bureau for Cambridge, will host three international association conferences between August and September, predicted to contribute £720,000 to the local economy.

First up is the 35th International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences happening on 15-19 August across several venues. The Cambridge Union Society will host the opening ceremony for 300 delegates, with Clare College hosting the main conference sessions before the congress culminates in a gala dinner at King's College, Cambridge.

Also taking place in August, the International Symposium on Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, originally scheduled for 2020 is expected to attract around 200 international delegates. The symposium will mark the first time the event has been run as a hybrid conference using the facilities at West Road Concert Hall and Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.

Judith Sloane, head of Meet Cambridge said: "Cambridge is recognised worldwide for its knowledge and expertise but securing the events is largely down to the hard work of the individuals who led the bids to host these events in Cambridge – here at Meet Cambridge we help where needed in a range of ways whether that be venue-finding, arranging site visits or by supplying collateral to help the Local Organising Committees with their bids.

Another conference which has been postponed since 2020 is the 20th Biennial Congress of the European Psychiatric Association [EPA] Section of Epidemiology & Social Psychiatry which is now taking place 8-10 September. The event for 350 delegates will be held at three venues: West Road Concert Hall, Darwin College Cambridge for the welcome reception and Selwyn College, University of Cambridge for accommodation and the gala dinner. 

Sloane added: “We are delighted to finally be able to host these three major conferences at our venues and to welcome delegates from around the world to our wonderful city so they can experience the unique ‘Cambridge Experience’, as well as get together with others in their field.”

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A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.

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