Tuesday, October 02, 2007

IFIP World Computer Congress in Brisbane in 2010

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) won the bid to host the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) World Computer Congress in Brisbane in September 2010. This is a bit like the Olympics of IT, including the politics, complexity and cost of an international event. I was the ACS President when it was last held in Australia in 1996.

The President of IFIP, Professor Klaus Brunnstein from Germany, announced Australia’s success in Ethiopia on 26th August as part of IFIP’s General Assembly deliberations. The ACS overcame rivals China, India and South Africa to secure the rights to host the Congress.

More than a thousand Information and Communication Technology (ICT) leaders from around the world are expected to attend the Congress, which will generate significant opportunities for sponsors to market to this elite international community.

IFIP is the leading international body for Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences. A United Nations-founded organisation, IFIP has more than 85 member bodies or affiliated ICT associations representing over 800,000 influencers and professionals world-wide. The ACS has supported IFIP since its inception in 1961 with numerous IFIP office bearers amongst the ACS membership. ...

From: ACS to Host IFIP World Computer Congress in 2010, ACS 2007

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