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MCEC remains at the forefront of event tech Australasia

Ahead of the unveiling of its A$200m (US$149m) expansion space next month, the purpose-built Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has been investing in new technologies, leveraging the venue’s initial approach to integrating AV and ICT technologies. The expansion will feature 4k laser projectors, LED based theatrical lighting equipment and fully integrated rigging infrastructure, creating highly customisable event spaces. MCEC tech initiatives include: – In-house...

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WFH Congress 2020 to showcase at KLCC AustralasiaRegion

Malaysia will be the focus of the medical industry again in two years, as the country prepares to welcome the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) Congress 2020. Leading healthcare experts from 125 countries are expected to gather at the WFH Congress 2020 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, 14 18 June 2020. Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism...

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EEAA launches ‘career for life’ campaign on #GED18 Australasia

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is promoting opportunities for lifelong careers in the events industry in a new campaign, ‘a career for life’,  launching on Global Exhibitions Day (#GED18), 6 June. A career for life tells the stories of 10 industry professionals who have found a home in business and consumer events – by design or by chance. The 10 individuals profiled...

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Melbourne wins world’s largest event in public transport sector Australasia

Collaboration and innovation has seen Melbourne secure the world’s largest public transport event, the Union International des Transports Publics (UITP) Global Public Transport Summit 2021. Expected to deliver A$9.4m (US$7.1m) in economic contribution for Victoria, the four-day event will see 2,000 international delegates meet at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), 6–9 June. The Summit is dedicated to sustainable mobility and will provide opportunities...

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MCEC’s $200m expansion to host Malaria World Congress Australasia

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) A$200m (US$150m) expansion site is a few weeks away from opening, the venue’s chief executive said at an update press conference during the IMEX trade show last week (16 May). The new space will cement MCEC ’s position as the largest convention and exhibition space in Australia, with an increased total size of over 70,000sqm. The 20,000-square-metre expansion includes 9,000sqm...

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MCEC and C2 International announce partnership at IMEX in Frankfurt AustralasiaEurope

A partnership between Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and creative powerhouse C2 International was announced at IMEX in Frankfurt, 15 May. Signalling a dramatic shift ahead for the future of business events, this alliance will be mutually beneficial as it grants MCEC exclusive access to C2’s experiential design platform and signature “labs” (challenging yet playful ideation sessions), while providing C2 a powerful gateway from...

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Regaining a regional focus AustralasiaFeatures

Talk2 Media and Events has taken over from Reed Exhibitions Australia as organiser of AIME. Talk2 Media’s CEO Matt Pearce talks to EW about partnering with the Melbourne Convention Bureau to return the event to its former Asia-Pac glory. The Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event, otherwise known as AIME, has a proud heritage that we are keen to build on. Since being awarded the management rights,...

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Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre to host the 2019 MEA National Conference AustralasiaGallery

Brisbane will be the host destination of the 2019 Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Conference, as announced at the 2018 MEA National Conference at the Adelaide CC, 8 May. The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is the host venue. The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) – set to host the MEA National Conference between 31 March and 2 April 2019 – was awarded top accolade...

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Water experts gather in Brisbane Australasia

Leading global experts on water met in the river city of Brisbane for the Australian Water Association’s Ozwater’18 Conference and Exhibition, 8-10 May. The three-day event attracted record delegate numbers, with 1,400 water professionals, including delegates from 16 countries, coming to the conference at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC). Brisbane and BCEC last hosted the conference in 2014 and were the host venue for the IWA World...

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AIME: On board with change  AustralasiaExpert Opinion

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) was held at the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), 20-21 February. During the expo, Mash Media’s global portfolio director Iain Stirling chatted to Karen Bolinger, MCB’s CEO, about the latest business developments, and more.  Matt Pearce, Talk2 Media & Events, has taken over from Reed Exhibitions Australia as AIME’s new event organiser. Why Pearce? Matt Pearce has a depth of...

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