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Melbourne, Australia — The City Where Innovation and Creativity Thrive

Thinking about your next business event destination? When the time is right make it Melbourne, Australia’s creative, cultural and innovation capital — a place of exploration and discovery. It is where the world’s brightest thinkers gather to exchange knowledge, support success and motivate.

Planning a memorable function?
Melbourne boasts the country’s highest concentration of conference facilities, conveniently located in the heart of the city. The convention district offers more than 197,000 square metres of conference space, the pinnacle of which is Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). There are 4,300 rooms available within a ten-minute walk of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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If you are planning a unique function, a wide selection of over 80 unique venues are on offer in Melbourne’s city centre alone. Groups are spoilt for choice when it comes to venues, from stunning waterfront locations, spectacular skyline views, and delightful outdoor spaces, all paired with the very best cuisine, entertainment and high-quality service.

Visit MCB’s supplier search to explore the different options.

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If you’re looking at planning an incentive travel program, there is no shortage of unique group activities across Melbourne and regional Victoria to add an incredible WOW factor to your itinerary. Whether for a group of 50 or 1,000 — the only challenge is narrowing down the selection. From once in a lifetime VIP experiences to fun and engaging team building experiences, this city and its regions has something special for every group.

What’s new in Melbourne right now!
Melbourne is a haven of exploration and discovery and the city is excited to welcome you back when the time is right. 

Some exciting developments launching in Melbourne include the bold and innovative W Melbourne (opened February 2021), Society, the hero restaurant by Chris Lucas (opening 2021) and the highly anticipated events venue CENTREPIECE, located in Melbourne Park — home to the Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam. Primely positioned at the heart of Melbourne’s premier sports and entertainment neighborhood, the venue will be state-of-the-art conference and event center with sweeping views of the city skyline set to open in September 2021. 

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Where to stay?
From five-star luxury to affordable options, comfortable and fully equipped hotels and varied accommodations are readily available in Melbourne and the immediate surroundings where attendees can rejuvenate and rest in style. There are 4,300 rooms available within a ten-minute walk of the city center and the largest conference center in Melbourne MCEC.

All major international hotel chains are represented in Melbourne including W Melbourne, AccorHotels, Hyatt, Hilton, Westin, Marriott, Sofitel, Novotel and Crown ranging from three-and-a-half- to five- star.

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Wondering how to bring your event to Melbourne?
Try the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB). Team Melbourne has over 50 years’ experience and knowledge in the business events industry and works with suppliers to ensure you have flexibility and peace of mind when planning your event. The team has a wealth of knowledge in the business events industry in securing and hosting business events and incentive programs. From in-person, hybrid to virtual — our suppliers have the state-of-the- art technology and infrastructure to creatively reimagine your event. Providing end to end event support, MCB  works with over 100+ local suppliers to ensure your event is unforgettable.

How is MCB helping clients execute and transform their events
The past year has been transformative, and event planners have had to become more adaptable, flexible and imaginative than ever in how they bring events to life. 

Vibrant, creative and cultured, Melbourne is one of Australia’s most appealing cities. Its business travel suppliers are at the forefront of a changing industry, delivering fresh and innovative thinking to enhance events, reach new audiences and deepen engagement.

New technology is helping to ensure the safety and smooth running of today’s events. Australian events specialist Harry the Hirer has developed new Smart Badge technology that helps businesses and planners execute Covid-safe events with confidence. The technology provides instant contact tracing, updates on room capacity limits and social distancing alerts, helping clients feel at ease during events.

In addition MCB has developed exciting digital resources to help clients plan their events with inspiring  virtual-reality tours of Melbourne and a delegate destination hub.

For more information on how Melbourne Convention Bureau can assist with your next event, visit melbournecb.com.au/business-events/ or contact our US team: Kaitlyn Palatucci at [email protected] or Maria Rivera at [email protected]

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