The opening ceremony for the WCPT Congress 2015 in Singapore, which has won a major international award

WCPT Congress wins major international award

The WCPT Congress has been recognised for excellence at the 2016 Singapore Tourism Awards, winning in the best association conference organiser category.

The congress, which took place in May 2015, brought 4,100 delegates to Singapore for a scientific programme featuring over 170 sessions, 1,800 contributors and a trade show with over 100 exhibitors and sponsors. The award recognises exceptional achievements in delivering excellence and was announced in a ceremony at the Singapore Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

The award was accepted on behalf of WCPT by Dinesh Verma and Sin Yi Lee of the Singapore Physiotherapy Association, who praised the achievement of the three other finalists and thanked everyone who made the congress possible.

“We feel honoured to have our profession emerge as the winner amongst several industry competitors,” said Mr Verma. “Thanks to all team members and delegates who made this possible. This is the ultimate reward for unconditional hard work.”

During the judging rounds Tracy Bury, WCPT’s director of professional policy and congress lead, highlighted the key role that all congress suppliers and service providers made as part of the wider team behind the congress’ success.

The WCPT Congress beat competition from the European Society for Medical Oncology, the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and Sibos, a world-leading financial services event.

WCPT chief executive Jonathon Kruger has welcomed the award, saying that it confirms the congress’ status as the leading international event for the global physical therapy community.

“The World Confederation for Physical Therapy is honoured and delighted to receive this award, which recognises the WCPT Congress as the number one destination for physical therapists from across the world. We look forward to uniting the global community once again at the WCPT Congress 2017 in Cape Town, where we will strive to deliver an even better experience.”

Registration for the next WCPT Congress is open now, with an early bird discount available until 30th November. The congress takes place in Cape Town in July 2017, with over 100 international speakers already confirmed to deliver a range of focused symposia.

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