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Melbourne CEC celebrates anniversary milestones 

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Melbourne Convention Centre.

Melbourne rallies around bid to host the Women Deliver Conference in 2022

Melbourne officially launched its bid to host the Women Deliver Conference in 2022, by gathering over 70 influential advocates for gender equality at Victoria’s Parliament House.

Melbourne & Olympic Parks to showcase multi-million dollar events space investment

Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) – home of the Australian Open Grand Slam Tennis Championship – is to showcase its new conference and events centre at IMEX Frankfurt, 21–23 May 2019.

Melbourne ambassadors honoured for $95m conference boost

14 Club Melbourne Ambassadors were awarded for securing nine international conferences in 2018, at the Program’s annual awards ceremony, held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). These nine conferences are expected to generate an estimated $95 million in economic impact to the state of Victoria and deliver 63,700 delegate days. Since its inception in 2005, Club Melbourne Ambassado...

Australia leads the way for International Women’s Day

A number of venues and organisations have hosted high-profile events and conferences across Australia for International Women’s Day on 8 March. The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia hosted an IWD breakfast in Sydney, where CEO Joyce DiMascio spoke to a diverse panel of experts about women in the business events industry. On the panel were Supriya Shakya, Head of Digital for Reed Exhi...

Melbourne lands the largest conference ever for Victoria

Melbourne has been chosen as the host city for the 2023 Rotary International Convention, a massive gathering expected to draw tens of thousands of visitors. The convention is the most valuable conference ever won for the state, expected to attract 20,000 Rotary members from over 200 countries and regions worldwide and injecting over $88 million into the Victorian economy. The bid led by Melbourne ...

New-look AIME opens in Melbourne

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) opened its doors 18 February 2019 for the first show under its new management. Jay Martens, Event Director, Talk2 Media & Events, commented: “AIME has been at the heart of the business events industry in the Asia Pacific region. For many, the event was the start of their careers, in a transformative industry that touches so many of us. AIME 201...

Business events sector takes a stand against workplace harassment

The business events sector has taken a stand against harassment in the workplace, with a new initiative titled Not In My Workplace. On 21 February, there will be an inaugural NIMW summit, taking place in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). The event will bring together a collection of influential government, senior executives and thinkers to address the issue of workplace harass...

AIME to serve up Asia Pacific Street Food Festival

Australia’s industry tradeshow AIME, will offer up an Asia Pacific Street Food Festival backdrop (along with the Yarra River) for its main networking evening, 19 February, for hosted buyers, local attendees and suppliers. The networking night will be held along South Wharf Promenade and AIME attendees will be able to walk off the show floor and into a private networking event. The event, it is hop...

AIME trains new vision on sustainability with new partnerships for 2019 event

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has announced partnerships with companies set to champion sustainability at the 2019 event in Melbourne, 18-20 February. The partnerships will see green initiatives showcased by host venue Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), while stand designers Decorative Events & Exhibitions (DE&E) will produce new innovative exhibitor s...

Luxury travel experiences to showcase at AIME 2019

Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), the leading meetings and conventions event in the region, has announced a series of premier global luxury travel exhibitors who will showcase their venues and destinations at the 2019 event. Exhibitors confirmed to lead the premium line-up include One & Only Resorts, winner of the Travel & Leisure 2018 World’s Best Award; Daydream Island R...

Melbourne putting new venue gloss on Olympic legacy

Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) has been showcasing its refurbished venues across its events precinct as the AUD$1bn redevelopment moves into its third stage. Located on the edge of Melbourne’s vibrant CBD, the precinct has seen the Rod Laver Arena and Margaret Court Arena redeveloped to offer new event options and, combined with AAMI Park and Melbourne Arena, an enhanced experience for b...

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