MCEC dominates


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has further cemented its place as Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre, taking out the award for the sixth year running at the World Travel Awards in China.

MCEC’s chief executive Peter King says the centre’s infrastructure, event capabilities and innovative and customer-centric approach helped secure the global accolade.

‘It takes a lot of hard work and determination by the entire MCEC team to maintain our number one spot in this industry. We are constantly evolving, determined to innovate, adapt and create incredible event experiences for our customers, and I think this repeat accolade is evidence of this,’ he says.

‘We see our venue as much more than simply a place for hosting meetings and conferences. MCEC is recognised as an important communal hub in Melbourne, where both Melburnians and international delegates alike gather to share and exchange knowledge and ideas. Our relationship and connection with our city is what sets us apart,’ adds King.

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) also recently recognised Melbourne as the number one city in Australia for delegate attendance, ranking the city 43 places ahead of its closest Australian competitor, Sydney.

‘Melbourne is always high on the list of locations for big conferences worldwide, because we do them so well. Our city has a gift for hosting business events, thanks to our great mix of infrastructure and culture,’ King explains.

‘With our current venue expansion quickly progressing and a number of exciting developments in the works, we are confident we will be able to maintain our leading position for many years to come,’ he says.




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