Cosmetex enjoys the best of Tassie

Event type Event type: Conference
Pax Delegates: 665 plus 60 exhibition booths
Globe Destinations: Hobart
Duration Dates: 30 March - 2 April 2011
The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery’s Annual Conference - “Cosmetex” - is the biggest cosmetic oriented meeting in the southern hemisphere. The 2011 conference, held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart and run by International Conference & Events Pty Ltd (ICE), attracted nearly 700 professionals from all areas of the medical profession, from both Australia and overseas.

Held on Hobart’s waterfront, the conference featured speakers from Australasia and overseas and incorporated workshops, symposia and over sixty trade booths featuring the latest innovations and technology in cosmetic surgery.

The hotel’s exhibition area played host venue for the welcome cocktail party where exhibitors were given their moment to shine. Conference delegates enjoyed fine Tasmanian produce including Bruny Island cheeses, hot and cold smoked salmon, Spring Bay scallops and Lease 91 oysters. This fine Tasmania produce was washed down with a selection of Tasmania’s classic cool climate wines including Frogmore Creek sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir and 42 Degrees South sparkling.

The Hotel Grand Chancellor’s Federation Concert Hall was the venue for the plenary sessions and a series of complementing workshops were held in the Hotel’s Grand Ballroom sections.

The Hotel’s Harbour View Room One hosted a separate paramedical program throughout the event.

The Conference dinner was held at the Derwent Entertainment Centre, accommodating the delegates in style. The dinner was themed ‘Arabian Nights’ and guests were treated to captivating performances, storytelling and a few surprise guests as the evening progressed.

Conference delegates spilled across a number of properties on Hobart’s waterfront with the Constitution Dock area becoming the conference playground. On their free evenings, delegates dined out at the numerous restaurants and bars in close proximity to the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart.

The Conference was hailed a success by organisers, delegates and exhibitors with many vowing to return to Tasmania soon.