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European Society of Cardiology Congress returns to ExCeL London

The European Society of Cardiology announced its ESC Congress will return to ExCeL London in 2024, bringing with it the world’s largest gathering of heart specialists.

The society held its 2015 congress at the London venue attracting more than 32,700 delegates from 140 countries.

ESC’s CEO Isabel Bardinet said the congress’s return to London makes a statement that supports all ESC members and health professionals in London and across the UK who are fighting against heart disease.

“It’s also a thank you to the public who enthusiastically participated in the public events of the last ESC Congress, proving that we can together ‘reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease’. London has proven itself a dynamic and reliable partner in this fight for health, and we feel sure that it will do so again.”

The announcement of the 2024 ESC Congress follows a succession of other successful medical conference bid wins for London and in particular ExCeL London. Between 2021 ad 2025 the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) will host conferences at ExCeL London. The European AIDS Conference (EACS) is also due to come to London this October, with the event going ahead in a hybrid format and a reduced number of live delegates in the city.

“It’s great news that ESC has chosen to return to London in 2024, especially after a very challenging year for London’s event sector,” Suzanne Singleton, head of associations at London Convention Bureau said.

“The strong medical presence in the capital provides a wealth of opportunity for medical event planners. From our world-leading medical research centres, four of the world’s top 20 universities for life sciences in London, Cambridge and Oxford and over 350 medtech companies, event planners benefit from access to leading medical professionals, thought leaders and sponsors.”

James Rees, executive director at ExCeL London added that he is “delighted” that the ESC has picked ExCeL for its 2024 conference.

“Having supported the ESC team to deliver a record-breaking event in 2015, we are looking forward to beginning the detailed planning for 2024 and incorporating continued investment and innovation in ExCeL’s physical and digital infrastructure to meet the future needs of this world-leading congress.”

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