International Child and Adolescent Knee Congress 2019

International Child and Adolescent Knee Congress 2019

11 June 2019

Sheffield is set to welcome over 200 international delegates this week when it hosts the first ever International Child and Adolescent Knee Congress.

Taking place 13 – 14 June, at Sheffield City Hall, the inaugural two day conference is the first of its kind bringing together some of the most experienced medical specialists and academics from around the world to discuss the treatment of Paediatric and Adolescent soft tissue knee injuries and disorders.

The programme of 25 speakers, all experts in the field of child and adolescent orthopaedics, will be flying in from countries including Brazil, France, Denmark, Sweden, USA, Canada, India, Portugal and Israel to share their knowledge.

Delegates themselves will be also travelling from countries such as Greece, Romania, Singapore, Ukraine, Portugal, Israel, Poland, Netherlands, Barbados, Spain, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Croatia, Mumbai and from across the UK, to attend the event in Sheffield.

The event has been organised by local conference ambassadors  Nick Nicolaou, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sheffield Children's Hospital and Fazal Ali, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon for Chesterfield Royal Hospital & Sheffield Children's Hospital, along with Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon from Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London, Adil Ajuied.

Valued to be worth approximately a quarter of a million pounds in economic impact to the city over the two days, the International Child and Adolescent Knee Congress is another fantastic example of the great work of the city’s conference ambassadors.

Emma France, Business Tourism Manager at Marketing Sheffield said:  “Nicolas and Fazal are fantastic champions for Sheffield and this is proof of the successful work of conference ambassadors. What’s even more special is that this event is home-grown due to the expertise in the city- and will remain here.

“Sheffield is increasingly building its international profile through close working with the ICCA, our ambassadors and universities and we are looking forward to welcoming more international delegates to Sheffield across the year.

“And it’s not just the big event venues and hotels that benefit, as there’s often lots of fringe activity around these types of events, this being no exception”.

According to the latest annual report conducted by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Sheffield ranks in the Top 10 most popular English cities for hosting international conference, while research commissioned by Marketing Sheffield each year demonstrates the importance of the Sheffield’s conference market to the local economy, which is estimated to be worth around £152 million.

With plans for the International Child and Adolescent Knee Congress to become an annual event in Sheffield and ambition to develop further related events, the conference is set to become another key addition to the city’s growing business tourism profile.

For more information on the International Child and Adolescent Knee Congress visit: www.kidskneeconference.com

For more information on the Conference Ambassador Programme visit: www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/ambassador