Knowledge is undeniably a powerful currency in contemporary economies and in securing business events for Australia.

Melbourne Convention Bureau partners with Victoria’s knowledge community to drive collaboration opportunities, amplify Melbourne’s position as a global knowledge hub, development of local talent and draw attention to upcoming international association bid opportunities and support confirmed events for Melbourne.

Committed to the role in developing a robust knowledge community, MCB is excited to welcome to new partners Melbourne Centre for Cities and Walter Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) to its Knowledge Partnership program.

 

Melbourne Centre for Cities

Melbourne Centre for Cities is designed to foster responsible and cosmopolitan city leadership, and the information it needs, in an interconnected and increasingly urbanised planet. Building on the work of its predecessor, the Connected Cities Lab, focussing on urban governance as its main area of research, action and training, and has a distinct purpose to foster and foreground cities research in and from Melbourne with a clear cosmopolitan outlook.

 

Walter Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Part of Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, Australia’s and one of the world’s leading biomedical precincts, WEHI is Australia's oldest medical research institute.

Its medical researchers have been serving the community for more than 100 years to deliver cutting-edge research and discoveries that help people live longer and healthier lives.

Bringing together people with different skills and experience who are committed to long-term discovery, some teams work together for 10, 20, or even 50 years to tackle the big issues. The researchers at WEHI are committed to solving the most complex health problems, making transformative discoveries for cancer, infectious and immune diseases, developmental disorders and healthy ageing.

With institutions and innovators across sectors from health and medical to science and engineering, education, business and technology, it’s easy to see why Melbourne has emerged as the knowledge capital and innovation hub of Australia.

Learn more about MCB’s Knowledge Partnership Program and its knowledge precincts here.