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Our bid enjoys exceptional local and international support, including from the Australian and
New Zealand governments, industry, academia and the local gerontology and geriatrics communities.

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“Hosting the IAGG World Congress would provide a great opportunity for Australia to showcase the innovative work that that is being done to improve the lives of all people as they experience ageing.

There are significant reforms to aged care underway in Australia in response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Safety and Quality. The Australian Government is investing $17.7 billion to improve the aged care system so that it meets the needs of older Australians and their families, now and in the future...


In addition, the Australian Government is committed to improving the quality of life and care for people living with dementia and their carers at every stage from diagnosis through to residential aged care. The investment of $229 million in dementia services and supports in the 2021-22 Federal Budget is evidence of this commitment.”

—  Greg Hunt MP, Australia's Minister for Health and Aged Care; and Richard Colbeck MP, Australia's Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services

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“Hosting the IAGG Congress in Sydney will raise the profile of Ageing Research in Australia and shine a light on the innovative technological solutions that researchers have developed to enable older adults to live and age well, as well as to improve aged care...

Sydney is Australia’s number one destination for global meetings and is a leading Asia-Pacific hub. By hosting the IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in Sydney, Australia in 2029, innovative researchers from Australia and New Zealand will be able to showcase their gerontological research on an international scale.”​


—  Kaarin Anstey, Director, Ageing Futures Institute; Co-Deputy Director, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research

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“There has never been a more pertinent time for gerontological research in Australia and around the world. Hosting the IAGG World Congress in Australia provides an incredible opportunity to welcome colleagues from across the globe and showcase the breadth and depth of research and training in the region. The Congress will also enable our community—from world-leading experts to the next generation of emerging leaders—to continue to build and strengthen international partnerships, which remains critical to addressing the dynamic and ever-evolving health needs of our increasingly ageing global population.”

—  Andrea Maier, Chair, MACH Care of the Ageing Committee

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“...The experience of connecting with others from different parts of the world is enriching in learning and sharing and seeing with fresh vision. Benefits of such international conferences are immense, as I know when I attended the IAGG conference in Vancouver. One of the main benefits comes from being immersed in cultures of different countries to see how cultures and policies influence the way ageing and aged care is delivered in the host country. Holding the 2029 conference in Sydney will provide a central place in the Southern hemisphere for people to come, and it has been a very long time since the last IAGG conference was held in Adelaide.”

—  Elizabeth Mackinlay, Director, Colloquium for Ageing Perspectives and Spirituality, Australian Centre for Christianity & Culture

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“I have attended previous IAGG conferences in Paris and San
Francisco which I have found inspiring and an unparalleled opportunity for meeting colleagues and broadening research opportunities.

Australia provides a unique blend of gateway to Asia and a western society. It will also be an opportunity to delve into the neglected area of the ageing of indigenous people in many countries. The strong aged care industry in Australia would be interested in participating and could be approached for sponsorship.”

—  Henry Brodaty, Director, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration; Co-Director, Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, UNSW Australia

This bid is proudly supported by BESydney

Backed by government, industry and academia, BESydney brings global meetings to Australia – where a remarkable city and its people provide the environment needed to generate genuine progress.

And, from every meeting, we create an impact that’s felt around the world. We bid. We connect. We inspire. 

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