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  • Spotlight: Melbourne's outstanding digital technology sector

    April 23, 2024

    Melbourne is Australia’s largest and fastest growing capital city, boasting a strong economy with a highly skilled workforce and massive investment in science, technology and innovation. 

    In Victoria, the digital technology sector generates A$34 million in revenue and A$3 billion in annual exports annually.

    It’s why premier digital technology business events such as the International Congress of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) 2024, International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN) 2024 and ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI) 2025 have chosen to host their conferences in Melbourne. 

    Fast facts on the digital technology sector in Melbourne

    • Melbourne is home to more than half of Australia’s top 20 technology companies
    • Melbourne is second to Singapore in the Asia Pacific region for head offices in the software industry over the past six years
    • Melbourne produces more IT graduates than any other Australian city and more than a third of Australia’s digital technology postgraduates studied at a Victorian university
    • Melbourne has the seventh largest technology meet-up membership outside of the United States

    Huge government investment

    The Victorian State Government has invested AUD $2 billion into making the state a global innovation leader via the Breakthrough Victoria Fund, its biggest ever investment in science, technology and innovation.

    Breakthrough Victoria is an independent company in Australia that manages the $2 billion investment fund. They bring together investors, research institutions, governments and companies to commercialise great ideas and innovations that create jobs in emerging industries.

    Include Melbourne in your digital technology conference bid

    MCB can support your convention from end-to-end, including funding support*; key introductions to government, academia and industry stakeholders; and a dedicated MCB Account Manager providing on-the-ground expert assistance in the lead up to and during your conference.

    Find out more about MCB’s services
    Contact MCB for more information 

    *Subject to meeting specific criteria