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FIGO: Marrakech bid to host World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Marrakech bid to host the 24th World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics for 2024. This event is the world’s largest congress on maternal and child health organized by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), a non-profit organization founded in 1954 and bringing together associations and federations of obstetricians and gynecologists from around 130 countries.

The ocher city has become a recognized and appreciated brand well beyond its borders, thanks in particular to its proven ability in organizing international events like the GATT agreements or more recently the COP22. The decision will be taken next April by the central council of Figo in London after the visit of the inspection commission which organized scouting in Marrakech last week.

Some members of the Figo have already announced that Morocco has strong arguments to make, in addition to its stability become legendary, its reliable receptive infrastructure and the expertise of its event organizers, says Othman Cherif Alami, boss of Atlas Voyages who accompanies the Moroccan Royal Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SRMGO) as a professional congress organizer.

“We have been working on the Moroccan bid since last June,” he says. If the ocher city wins this nomination, it will confirm its orientation to host the grand masses. Indeed, no less than 10,000 specialists participate each year in this large-scale event.

For Dr. Houcine Maaouni, President of the SRMGO, if the Marrakech candidature is retained, Morocco will be the first Arab country to host the work of the World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics. It is not mission impossible, in view of the stability of the country, of the fundamental of tolerance of the Kingdom comforted recently by the visit of the Pope, etc.

So many advantages, besides others of course, that favor the Moroccan candidacy … In any case, if the city is chosen for this event, it should accelerate the construction site for the construction of a convention center and a park of exhibition that are sorely lacking in the city. More than 6 years ago, a hosting infrastructure adapted to major international events (fairs, fairs, congresses, international sports events, etc.) is currently being studied.

Objective: to position itself more aggressively on the MICE segment, to complete the current offer for incentive and business tourism in Marrakech. And in the meantime, at each major event organized in Marrakech, capitals are assembled and dismantled to host the events with millions of MAD invested for an ephemeral structure.

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