Conference bids are usually initiated in one of two ways. If you have an idea for a conference bid, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) encourages you to get in touch and start the process. The first step will be to assess the viability of a bid for Melbourne.
Alternatively, MCB has a Business Development team dedicated to identifying conference opportunities, in particular international associations that may be ready to bring their conference to Australia.
How the conference bidding process works
Once an opportunity has been identified, MCB works to secure a local host to lead the bid and to find a financial underwriter. The local host is the key representative or committee based in Australia to lead the bid and who, if the bid is successful, will work with the international association to deliver the conference.
MCB then works with the local host to secure the event for Melbourne.
This stage involves:
Once the conference has been won for Melbourne, MCB continues to support the local host until the event has occurred, providing assistance with:
If you have an idea for a conference bid, or would like more information on the bidding process, contact:
General Manager, Business Development and Bids
+61 3 9002 2307