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  • Knowledge Partners amplifying Melbourne’s global position

    August 03, 2021

    Meet Melbourne Convention Bureau’s knowledge partners

    Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) works with knowledge partners to amplify Melbourne's global position as a knowledge capital and support ongoing knowledge exchange and the development of local talent. The partnerships with AusBiotech and Doherty Institute advocate for strengthening global networks and engagement across industry and academia and are key to the MCB’s successful track record of securing international business events and Melbourne's reputation as a leading global business events destination.


    Australia’s life sciences organisation, AusBiotech works on behalf of members for more than 35 years to provide representation and services to promote the global growth of the Australian life sciences industry.

    Dedicated to the development, growth and prosperity of the Australian life science industry, AusBiotech provides initiatives to drive sustainability and growth, outreach and access to markets, and representation and support for over 3,000 members nationally and around the world in the life sciences, including therapeutics, medical technology (devices and diagnostics), digital health, and agri-biotech sectors.

    Doherty Institute

    Finding solutions to prevent, treat and cure infectious diseases and understanding the complexities of microbes and the immune system requires innovative approaches and concentrated effort. This is why the University of Melbourne – a world leader in education, teaching and research excellence – and The Royal Melbourne Hospital – an internationally renowned institution providing outstanding care, research and learning – partnered to create the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute); a centre of excellence where leading scientists and clinicians collaborate to improve human health globally.

    Located in the heart of Melbourne’s Biomedical Precinct, the Doherty Institute is named in honour of Patron, Laureate Professor Peter Doherty, winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the immune system recognises virus-infected cells. 

    Learn more about why Melbourne is Australia’s knowledge capital here.