Chengdu Wins Bid to Host AFC Medical Conference

Authors: Go Chengdu

2017-03-17

Chengdu Football Association announced on March 12 that the city had successfully won the bid to host the AFC Medical Conference 2019 in recent days.
During the visit of a delegation led by AFC Medical Committee Chairman Dr. Dato' Gurcharan Singh to Chengdu some time ago, representatives from Chengdu Municipal Sports Bureau made a presentation on Chengdu's general information, football tradition & advantages, medical technology, air transportation, venue and hotels for the AFC Medical Conference 2019, as well as government guarantee. The committee members spoke highly of the city's capabilities of hosting the event.
The quadrennial event will see Asia's sports science and medicine practitioners to gather together in Chengdu and discuss the latest advancements in the field. Since 1995, the AFC Medical Conference has taken place in Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat, and New Delhi. It is estimated that the attendance in 2019 will reach more than 1,000. As part of AFC Vision Asia program, Chengdu has a profound football culture and rich experience for hosting large-scale international football events, including the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007 and 2004 AFC Asian Cup. It is a pilot city in China for football development, a major city for China's football reform plan, and a venue for the country's Chinese Youth Campus Football Program.
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