Great Minds Meet Here
There’s a reason why Melbourne continually wins the host rights for international conferences and business events, it’s renowned as Australia’s knowledge capital and innovation hub. Melbourne is home to some of the world’s brightest minds who continually inspire, innovate and deliver a big impact. It’s a city of great minds that incubates thinkers, creators, innovators and producers across multiple sectors, from health and medical; science and engineering; to education, business and technology.
With a leading education sector including two top 100 global universities, 13 world-class research institutes, 10 major teaching hospitals and a plethora of esteemed industry leaders, Melbourne truly influences and shapes the great minds of the future.
Home to three knowledge precincts, Melbourne brings together academic institutions, research and medical centres as well as a private enterprise to foster world-leading innovation. The Biomedical Precinct, South East Melbourne Innovation Precinct, and the Northern Precinct collectively house some of the world's leading research institutes.
Melbourne Biomedical Precinct
This is Australia’s and one of the world’s leading biomedical precincts. It delivers outstanding patient care, cutting edge research and discoveries, and training to some of the country’s brightest minds. It comprises over 40 hospitals, research, teaching and biotechnology organisations largely collocated close to Melbourne’s city centre. It also the site of Melbourne’s first and Australia’s leading university, the University of Melbourne; Australia’s largest pharmaceutical company, CSL; and Australia’s oldest medical research institute, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.
South East Melbourne Innovation Precinct (SEIMP)
SEMIP is the innovation, business and knowledge capital of the Asia Pacific region. Located 25 kilometres from Melbourne’s city centre, it is home to 40% of Victoria’s manufacturing activities and over 56,000 registered businesses encompassing manufacturing, retail, property and business services.
The Northern Precinct
The Northern Precinct is located in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and comprises eight major research and technology institutions fostering world-leading innovation
With MCB’s access to world-leading research institutes and connections to academics, consider engaging with the MCB team to look into hosting your next conference in Melbourne. The dedicated team will provide you with the expertise and support needed to maximise the chances of your association or organisation winning.