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  • How MCB can help bring your conference to life

    March 01, 2021

    Melbourne, Australia’s creative, cultural and innovation capital, is a place of exploration and discovery. It is where the world’s brightest thinkers gather to exchange knowledge, support success and motivate.

    Helping event organisers navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19 is Melbourne Convention Bureau’s top priority. The Safe Events Melbourne microsite has been created to assist in planning your event in Melbourne with confidence.

    MCB has also developed alternative options for promoting meetings and maintain engagement with clients and target markets in new and creative ways including award-winning virtual site visits, Delegate Destination Sitevirtual reality tours of Melbourne, improved digital bid books, destination training presentations and delegate boosting kits. The city’s innovative supply chain can also support the delivery of hybrid events.

    Recent successes

    With bidding often taking place up to nine years in advance of an event, MCB has recently secured international conferences including:

    • AusRock 2022 – the 6th Australasian Ground Control Conference
    • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Visualization Conference 2022 
    • The International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2023
    • The International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions 2023
    • The Congress of International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism 2024

    *Events confirmed at time of publishing. Event year subject to change.

    MCB services to help you plan for your future event

    Working closely with you in the lead up to, during and post your international conference, the MCB team provides a suite of services to ensure the planning process is smooth and the event is attended by the maximum number of delegates.

    This includes financial support, often in the form of upfront cash payments to help minimise any financial risk. Tourism Australia’s Business Events Australia Bid Fund Program also offers financial support at the bidding stage.

    A highly qualified Local Organising Committee with extensive conference organising experience and a dedicated Convention Servicing department provide bespoke end-to-end event delivery support.

    Committed to making events affordable and accessible for all delegates, MCB offers a number of benefits including travel grants, discounted airfares, accommodation and free public transport.

    Why choose Melbourne?

    Renowned as Australia’s knowledge and innovation capital, particularly in the fields of medicine and science, Melbourne boasts 13 major independent research institutes, nine universities with expertise across health and life sciences and 10 major teaching hospitals.

    Melbourne’s expert sectors include:

    • Biomedical and pharmaceutical
    • Information and communications technology
    • Sustainability and clean energy
    • Infrastructure
    • Education
    • Finance
    • Transport

    Melbourne offers associations access to government as well as its world-leading research institutes and academics to facilitate strong education programmes, powerful knowledge sharing and fostering world-leading innovations.


    Melbourne city highlights

    A beautiful city renowned for sport, culture, art, history, fashion and dining, it also has the highest concentration of conference facilities in Australia. This includes the Melbourne Convention and Exhibitions Centre (MCEC), within walking distance of the city’s many hotels and attractions. The city’s’ infrastructure includes a 24/7 international airport, excellent connectivity, quality accommodation and an extensive transport system.

    And with its wide range of immersive experiences, both the city and regional Victoria are guaranteed to add the wow factor to any event.

    For more information on how Melbourne Convention Bureau can assist with your next event visit or contact the team at [email protected]