Australia's premier conference city is the place to meet and connect.
Melbourne is a planned city designed around precincts of close proximity that naturally facilitate overlapping networks and a connected community. For conferences and meetings this offers a unique and engaged delegate experience, where everything is on their doorstep.
The city boasts Australia's highest concentration of conference facilities located in the central business district, with approximately 197,000 square metres of conference space in central Melbourne.
The pinnacle of Melbourne's conference facilities is the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). As the largest convention and exhibition venue in the southern hemisphere, MCEC can accommodate any event with such a huge variety of spaces. Its multi-functional Plenary, 52 meeting rooms and 30,000 square metres of pillar-less exhibition space are just the beginning.
MCEC is the only centre in Australia to offer on-site accommodation at the five-star Hilton Melbourne South Wharf. Melbourne also has a superb range of accommodation to suit all budgets and delegate needs, with over 5000 rooms within easy walking distance of MCEC.
The compact, grid layout of Melbourne makes it convenient for delegates to navigate the city by foot or on accessible public transport which means minimal travel time between hotels and the conference, and results in fewer logistics for organisers.
Melbourne's connected city also enhances the delegate experience, making discovering the city's cafes, restaurants and attractions outside of the conference program effortless and easy. That's the Melbourne Effect.