It began in November 2013 when the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) supported the Indonesia Midwives Association (IMA) in bidding for the holding of the 32nd International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Congress and Associated Meetings in 2020. In May 2015, BNDCC was officially appointed as the official venue for the event. Now, seven months to go for the largest international conference of midwives association.
The Congress is a leading forum for midwifery with the aim of achieving progress in the care of pregnant women, mothers, newborns and their families.
The International Confederation of Midwives supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world. There are currently 132 Midwives Associations, representing 113 countries across every continent. ICM is organized in six regions:
- Africa (Anglophone and Francophone)
- Americas (North America & Caribbean and Latin America)
- Western Pacific
- Eastern Mediterranean
- South East Asia
- Europe (Northern, Central and Southern)
The next, 32nd Triennial Congress will be held from 21-25 June 2020, and will be focusing on the theme of ‘Midwives of the world: delivering the future’ and expected to attract over 4,000 delegates of midwives, partners, stakeholders in midwifery, and civil society organizations.
Yasinta Hartawan, General Manager BNDCC, said: “We are thrilled to have been selected as the official venue for the prestigious event and we are grateful to IMA that chose BNDCC for their bid to host this important conference. We look forward to welcoming all delegates from around the world.”
BNDCC has a track record of hosting high-profile conferences and will host another reputable events in the coming years including The 5th World Cocoa Conference 2020, 29th Annual Conference Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver 2020 and Food Hotel Tourism Expo 2020.