Our Annual Meeting in Vienna this year attracted a record 4,623 participants, our best yet. Thank you to all those who attended. We trust that you found the Meeting useful and interesting.
Now on to 2014 ….
We are pleased to announce that our 28th Annual Meeting will be held from 11-15 October in the vibrant city of Milan.
The powerhouse of Italy, Milan attracts over 4 million tourists a year, produces 10% of the country’s GNP; 25% of its domestic research, and is home to 10 universities.
The Romans called it "Mediolanum" due to its position at the centre of the main communication routes of the time. Today, it is still one of Europe’s most accessible and welcoming cities: 200 destinations linked by 364,000 flights a year, 380 hotels with over 21,000 guest rooms. An immense system that comprises not only manufacturing, but also services, culture, entertainment, art, cinema, television, NGOs, fashion, sport and research.
Milan has ancient origins too. Once the capital of the Western Roman Empire it boasts a unique, world-famous artistic heritage, of which the best known is Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. Today the international centre of fashion and design, and a shopper’s paradise, Milan is a lively, trendy city, brimming with things to do and with a constantly changing scenario of clubs, bars and restaurants. All this against the truly enviable backdrop of Lombardy and just over two hours from Venice, Florence and Genoa.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to Milan next year for what we are sure will be an enjoyable and rewarding Annual Meeting.