Perth bags World Wide Web academic conference

COME May 2017, Perth will welcome and host Tim Bernes-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web (WWW), along with more than 1,000 global key influencers, decision makers, technologists, businesses and standards bodies who will present their ongoing work, research and opinions on the future direction of the WWW during the five-day academic conference.

Perth’s bid was presented at the annual meeting of the International World Wide Web Committee, held on April 12 this year in Seoul.

Perth Convention Bureau’s director of marketing, Sue Stepatschuk, said in a press statement: “Perth’s successful bid was the result of years of joint intellectual efforts, negotiations and networking involving all of the WWW2017 Perth Bid Committee along with academics from the WA universities, and industry supporters.”

Paul Beeson, CEO of the MICE bureau, added that hosting the event would present a substantial opportunity to facilitate knowledge transfer and deliver economic and social benefits to Western Australia.

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