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WSAVA Congress heads to Asia and Oceania in 2024

Published: 9/18/2019

Could your member association host this unique global event?

Our rolling calendar brings us back to Asia and Oceania for #WSAVA2024 so we are now inviting bids to host Congress from our members in this region.
World Congress takes place over three days - generally during September, October or November – with the host association receiving full support from our Professional Congress Organizer (PCO) Kenes. 
If your association would like to submit a bid, the first step is to submit a letter of intent using the template, suggesting up to three cities in your country which could be considered as possible locations.  The deadline for us to receive this letter is November 30 2019.

Hosting a WSAVA Congress takes dedication and passion and is not always easy.  On the other hand, it’s a fantastic, perhaps once-in-a-lifetime experience to host a global conference and will raise the profile of your association around the world.
Do previous Local Host Committee Chairs recommend the experience?  Of course, they do!
“Hosting WSAVA congress in your own country is a privilege and an amazing opportunity to bring world class continuing education to your door step. It’s also a chance to showcase local practice and your top veterinarians and to share your culture and beautiful homeland with veterinarians from our global community.”
Kevin Stevens, Chair of Local Host Committee for #WSAVA2014 in Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Kevin Stevens, Chair of the LHC for #WSAVA2014 in Cape Town, South Africa
“The job of LHC chair is very rewarding.  You have to be alert to ensure that nothing it forgotten but the WSAVA’s professional helpers ensure that you never feel alone. Wanting to arrange the best congress ever drives you to make an effort that will be repaid many times over during the Congress.”
Anne Sørensen, Fasanvejens Dyreklinik, Chair of Local Host Committee for #WSAVA 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
“If you have a  vision of what your country and culture are all about and you have an interest in showing that vision to the worldwide veterinary community, then the Local Host Chair is a great opportunity  It requires ingenuity, on-the-fly decision making, the ability to compromise and the ability to work with a team of people.  As long as you are organized and follow a plan, the time commitment is not onerous since it is stretched out over about two years."

Jim Berry, DVM, WSAVA Congress Steering Committee Chairperson, Chair of Local Host Committee for #WSAVA2019 in Toronto, Canada.
Dr Anne Sorensen, Chair of the LHC welcomes HRH Princess Marie to #WSAVA2017 in Copenhagen