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Australian Convention Bureaux rally for AIME 2022 Melbourne date

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings event (AIME) has revealed that almost all of Australia’s Convention Bureaux will be participating in AIME 2022. The event is set to take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 21-23 March in-person, and 28 March–1 April online. Owners of AIME, the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), have confirmed the attendance of 17 convention bureaux, where s...

Melbourne Skyfarm to offer event space

A large section of a 2,000sqm rooftop car park in Melbourne, Australia has been transformed into an urban farm. Over the next 12 months this new rooftop city oasis will offer sustainable and contemporary hospitality sites, environmental education as well as business conference facilities and event spaces. Named Melbourne Skyfarm, the car park is located in the emerging Seafarer’s precinct and dire...

Australia welcomes the return of in-person events in ‘rebound year’ 2022

Australia-based global business travel management company FCM Meetings & Events says it is set for a rebound year in 2022 with more than 90% of its business bookings coming from corporates wanting an in-person experience. Based on preliminary booking data for 2022, FCM Meetings & Events says it will be managing a corporate occasion every three days, with business confidence beginning to fl...

MCEC’s Five Chef’s Dinner raises AUD$600,000 for Starlight Children’s Foundation

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has sponsored and hosted, 25 November, the Starlight Five Chefs Dinner that raised funds to support the Starlight Children’s Foundation (Starlight). The event raised over AUD$600,000 (US$425,000) to assist delivering in-hospital programmes at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital. The evening also celebrated 10 years of the p...

MCEC launches new virtual and hybrid platform

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has launched a new end-to-end virtual and hybrid event platform. The MCEC showcased this platform at ‘Defy All Conventions’, 11 November, an online and in-person event attended by 300 people. Peter Haycroft, executive chef of the MCEC, demonstrated the video capabilities of the new platform, as well as a more technical walk through with MCEC te...

MEA Awards celebrate achievements in challenging times

The Meeting and Events Australia (MEA) Awards, 22 September, was held virtually this year as venues and organisers’ achievements throughout the past year were celebrated by the industry. The MEA Awards recognise those who demonstrate excellence in the organisation, planning and delivery of business events, major events and festivals, special events, cause-related events, conferences and exhi...

MCEC joins forces with Bright Sparqe

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is to throw its weight behind the Australia-based charity Bright Sparqe. Bright Sparqe connects other charities in need to businesses who have surplus products and food to donate and aims to simplify the process of redistributing goods to charities, while assisting vulnerable communities and facilitating the reduction of waste. MCEC has creatin...

Melbourne’s CEC paying it forward during vaccination drive

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has been running a ‘pay it forward’ campaign at its Shed Café. While people are lining up for their vaccinations at the venue, the Shed Café is offering a great opportunity to pay it forward. Visitors to the vaccination centre can shout a nurse a coffee and include a heart-warming message of support. Since March, MCEC has been home to o...

MCEC in tune with Australian music industry

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced, 7 September, that it is supporting the Australian Recording Industry Association’s ‘Our Soundtrack Our Stories’ campaign by playing Australian music across the venue. Our Soundtrack Our Stories is intended as an open invitation from Australia’s music community to the rest of Australia to discover, champion, share, and consume more lo...

Melbourne CEC launches new digital events platform

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced, 17 August, the launch of a digital events platform intended to allow customers to deliver connected virtual and hybrid events live, online and on demand. The new platform is focused on encouraging collaboration, no matter where attendees are in the world. This includes multi-speaker presentations, keynotes, workshops, virtual breakou...

Melbourne centre takes official stand to end homelessness

The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced, 3 August, the official formalisation of its relationship with Launch Housing, an independent organisation aimed at ending homelessness, following a long-standing affiliation between the two organisations. Taking place from 1-7 August, National Homelessness Week aims to raise awareness of homelessness in Australia and the import...

Melbourne CEC’s CEO appointed new AIPC vice-president

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced its chief executive Peter King’s appointment as vice-president of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC)’s Executive Council. Founded in 1958, AIPC is a global network of some 190 leading centres in 61 countries with the active involvement of more than 900 management-level professionals. King says he is excited to ...

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