Dr. Ismail Matalka, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, and the President Elect of the Arab Division of the International Academy of Pathology, represented Jordan at this year’s conference and successfully pitched for the 2018 conference, which is expected to attract around 5000 international delegates.
Matalka praised the professional collaborative efforts of Jordan Tourism Board and KHBTCC who have worked in partnership for many months to prepare a proposal capable of attracting and securing such a major worldwide event.
Dr. Abdel Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director of Jordan Tourism Board, stated that this conference will not only place Jordan as a first choice MICE destination with international audiences but is also likely to have a major impact on the local economy.
“This victory is only the beginning. I am confident that the joint efforts, persuasive proposals and KHBTCC’s experience in delivering high profile international conferences will definitely help us attract many more major events and conferences to Jordan”, commented Dr. Arabiyat.
His Excellency Senator Aqel Biltaji joined Dr. Matalka during the conference, which was held in South Africa, and was delighted that Jordan will host yet another major international conference. His Excellency gave an inviting speech highlighting Jordan’s historical background, advanced infrastructure, moderate climate and the high standards of services.
Naif Zureikat, general manager, King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre managed by Hilton, said: “We are thrilled to have played a major part in securing yet another major, high profile conference to Jordan. As one of the largest convention centre’s in the region, with a wealth of world-class facilities and sound experience, we have what it takes to attract the biggest and best events to the Middle East”.
About International Academy of Pathology
The International Academy of Pathology is the global framework of all pathology and histopathology doctors across the world. The Academy’s biennial conference rotates to cover different regions; its 2014 conference will be held in Bangkok, 2016 in Cologne, Germany and 2018 in Dead Sea, Jordan.
About Hilton KHBTCC
Located at the heart of the Jordan Valley by the Eastern shores of the Dead Sea at the lowest point on earth, King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre managed by Hilton was established in 2005. Since then, KHBTCC is known as one of the most successful convention center in the area.
Managed by Hilton, the KHBTCC sits over 24,000 square meters and its 26 halls are fully equipped with state of the art facilities placing the centre as the leader in the MICE business on the local, regional and international fronts.
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