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Melbourne Convention Bureau actively contributes to, and promotes the city's sustainability credentials to the business events industry in Australia and abroad.

We recognise the value of sustainable practices to meeting organisers and delegates alike, and are committed to making Melbourne one of the world's most sustainable cities. There are many innovative programs underway, focusing on improving the sustainability of the city and enhancing the delegate experience.


MCB is a member of the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS Index), an initiative that drives the adoption and recognition of sustainable practices in the business tourism and events industry. MCB partners with the City of Melbourne, Destination Melbourne, and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in leading the GDS Index initiatives and ensuring sustainable practices are imbued throughout the meetings industry.

Whitepaper Release

The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) releases their first Whitepaper "Sustainable Destination Management Trends and Insights: A Path to a Brighter Future". Find out more.



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GDS Index White paper 

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