Bid with Us

How we can support

Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) works collaboratively to secure and deliver successful events that drive tangible outcomes and long-lasting legacies. We achieve this by working with associations, corporate organisations and event planners from around the world, along with our key stakeholders and local partners.


Benefits for hosting a business event in Melbourne

Sharon Lewin Speaking at the Aids 2014 congress, Melbourne

Raise your profile

Enhance your status locally, nationally and internationally; create opportunities for career advancement; and provide opportunities to collaborate with global industry leaders

Delegates meeting at ITS 2016

Promote your organisation

Focus attention on your field of interest by raising public awareness through local and international media; attract sponsors, government funding and new members


Showcase your industry's expertise

Profile new Victorian and Australian research, innovations and expertise on the global stage and provide your industry with access to new technologies and intellectual capital

The bidding journey

MCB understands the complexity of a bid, and the need to tailor the bidding process. The dedicated MCB team guides the entire process to guarantee the best possible experience for delegates and deliver real business outcomes for the organisation.  


Support details


  • Identify conference opportunities

  • Secure a local host to lead the bid and financially underwrite the bid
  • Liaise with government and industry leaders to obtain support
  • Develop bid strategies, prepare bid documents and presentations
  • Prepare business cases, competitor analysis, preliminary budgets and risk analysis
  • Coordinate site inspections for key decision makers

Support for secured events

Once the bid is secured, MCB’s Convention Servicing team works closely with associations to develop strategies for delegate boosting, marketing activities, sourcing local suppliers, locating suitable accommodation and providing pre and post touring options.