What makes the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre unique?
In response to the current public health situation, MCEC is closing to the public in line with directions from the Chief Health Officer.
The Melbourne Convention Centre is part of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), which is two buildings which are adjacent to the Yarra River in South Wharf. It is also close to the ever popular DFO South Wharf – which provides bargains to shoppers. The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has hosted everything from meetings, conventions and exhibitions, to concerts, tradeshows and gala dinners. This means that there is always something going on!
Facts about the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
- Following the opening of the expansion in 2018, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre or MCEC regained the status as the largest convention and exhibition venue in Australia. It is also one of the largest spaces in the southern hemisphere.
- The total size of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is 70,000 meters.
- The venue consists of 63 meeting rooms, outdoor courtyard spaces and a plenary.
- MCEC opened on the 14th of February 1996, and is also known as “Jeff’s Shed”. After the then Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett.
Events currently planned to occur at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
As we look forward to 2021, there are many events that have been locked in at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
- In the Dark Presents Todrick Hall will occur on January 16th 2021
- Franchising & Business Opportunities expo will be on March 12th 2021
- The Convenience and Impulse Retailing Expo 2021 will be on March 24th 2021
- An Evening with Peter Singer will be on April 18th 2021
- Geoffrey Robertson QC – It’s No Longer Hypothetical will be on May 22nd 2021
- Speech Pathology Australia National Conference will be on May 23rd 2021
- Food Services Australia 2021 will be occurring from the 27th to the 29th of June 2021
- International Conference on Thinking will be on July 5th 2021
- The UNHhhh Tour with Trixie and Kayta will occur on July 17th 2021
- Drag Expo will be on August the 6th 2021
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