Melbourne's placement on the Cvent list reflects Melbourne Convention Bureau's (MCB) efforts to attract corporate events and support local economy.

MCB is happy to announce Melbourne's high ranking on Cvent’s annual list of the Top 10 Meeting Destinations in Australia and Oceania for 2019

Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, hosts one of the world’s largest venue sourcing networks and group business booking platforms called the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN). The lists were compiled based on meeting and event booking activity across Cvent’s venue sourcing sites, including CSN, through which more than $16 billion in business was sourced in 2018.

Business events are delivering more money and more visitors to Victoria than ever before, with MCB netting $500 million in business events secured for Victoria this financial year. This milestone achievement cements business events position as the highest yielding sector in Victoria’s visitor economy.

“Business events add USD $1.5 trillion to the global GDP and because of this positive economic impact, the cities featured in this year’s Top Meeting Destinations lists have put significant time and resources into attracting more group and corporate business to their locales,” said Chris McAndrews, vice president of marketing for Cvent Hospitality Cloud. “Leading destinations are working closely with hotels and venues in their area to offer and promote unique experiences, helping event organisers deliver more memorable and impactful events.”

Cvent evaluated more than 11,000 cities worldwide featured on Cvent’s venue sourcing sites to compile the eighth annual list. Activity was tracked from January 2018 through December 2018 and destinations were ranked according to the following criteria:

●    Unique Request for Proposals Received
●    Total Room Nights Received
●    Awarded Request for Proposals
●    Awarded Room Nights
●    Percentage of Qualified Meeting Venues
●    Number of Profile Views

To see the full list of the Top 10 Meeting Destinations in Australia and Oceania, please visit here.

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About the Cvent Supplier Network
Featuring more than 260,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues, the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN) is one of the world's largest and most accurate databases of detailed venue information. Cvent sourced more than $16 billion in meetings and events through its marketplace and more than 42 million room nights in 2018. The CSN contains listings of hotels and other venues in more than 175 countries that can be searched and filtered based on approximately 200 meetings and events attributes. The Network is part of the Cvent Hospitality Cloud, which partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business. Fore more information visit Cvent Supplier Network (CSN).

About Cvent
Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality management technology provider with more than 4,000 employees, 27,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners for online event registration, venue selection, event management, mobile apps for events, email marketing, and web surveys. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive MICE and corporate travel business. Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. Cvent solutions optimise the entire event management value chain and have enabled clients around the world to manage hundreds of thousands of meetings and events. For more information, please visit Cvent.