The European Renal Association and the European College of Sport Science will both hold their annual congresses in Vienna in 2016.
Both events combined will attract around 12,500 delegates, worth £18.2m to the city, and will take place at the Austria Center.
The European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) is the umbrella organisation of all the European national medical associations for kidney diseases. With around 10,000 delegates, the association’s annual congress is the largest in this field in Europe, and the second largest worldwide after the congress of the American Society of Nephrology. The event will take place from May 21-24 2016.
The annual congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) is also the largest in its field in Europe. In 2016 some 2,500 sport scientists will attend the event from July 6-9.