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19-04-2012

It was obvious to anyone attending Congress that this was a year of high numbers. On Saturday afternoon (so with a few more late-arrivals possibly still to add) we were looking at over 7100 visitors in attendance at Congress - a rise of 22% on 2011 – which in itself was a record high. It isn’t surprising that UK professionals provided the strongest presence, but it is interesting to see who else is in the top ten – more came from the other side of the world than they ever have before, and although Congress has always welcomed good numbers from Scandinavia it is notable that Denmark is number two in the list of attending countries (see the full list below).

4937 vets were joined by 1908 nurses, with practice managers and students making up the numbers.

Add to the 7000 visitors our 3000-plus exhibitors and you have an incredible figure of more than 10,000 people from the profession and industry converging on Birmingham for five days of superb CPD, a showcase of an exhibition, and social events that will be talked about for a long-time to come. The BSAVA owes many thanks – not only to the volunteers who make this happen for their peers – but to every single visitor and exhibitor – and of course to the WSAVA and FECAVA for helping to make this a World Congress to remember.

Country Attendance Chart

UK

Denmark

Netherlands

USA

Germany

Norway

Republic of Ireland

Australia

Switzerland

Finland

Romania

Sweden

Portugal

France

Spain

Belgium

Slovenia

Canada

Czech Republic

Turkey

Thailand

Austria

Bulgaria

Italy

Japan

South Africa

India

Israel

Malaysia

Poland

Slovakia

Singapore

Croatia

Russia

Greece

People's Republic of China

South Korea

Brazil

Estonia

Lithuania

New Zealand

Channel Islands

Hungary

Iceland

Iran

Latvia

Malta

Mexico

Ukraine

Ecuador

Helsinki

Hong Kong

Luxembourg

Cyprus

Kenya

Nigeria

Kuwait

Sri Lanka

Taiwan

United Arab Emirates

Argentina

Budapest

Costa Rica

Egypt

Faroe Islands

Gibraltar

Lebanon

Netherlands Antilles

Pakistan

Philippines

Serbia

Taipei

Trinidad & Tobago

Vietnam

 

 

 

 

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