Asia Pacific Updates

Bali prepares to deliver midwives conference in 2020

Bali will host the 32nd International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) Triennial Congress and Associated Meetings in June 2020.

The five-day event (21 to 25 June) will welcome more than 4,000 midwives, partners, midwifery stakeholders, and members of civil society organisations.

Considered the largest international conference of midwives associations, the congress is a leading forum for midwifery, with the aim to improve care for pregnant women, mothers, newborns and their families. Next year’s theme is ‘Midwives of the world: delivering the future’.

Set to take place at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), the much-anticipated event was secured in 2013 following a collective bid from Indonesia Midwives Association (IMA) and BNDCC — marking a long-term partnership between the two institutions.

Yasinta Hartawan, general manager of BNDCC, says: “We are thrilled to have been selected as the official venue for the prestigious event and we are grateful to IMA for choosing BNDCC for their bid to host this important conference. We look forward to welcoming all delegates from around the world.” 

The International Confederation of Midwives supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world. There are currently 132 Midwives Associations, representing 113 countries across every continent.