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Club Melbourne Program Recognised

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Club Melbourne Ambassador Program has received the City of Melbourne’s highest accolade after receiving the 2018 Melbourne Award for Contribution to Profile by a Corporation. The Club helps leading Melburnians establish, secure and host major conferences that boost the economy and attract thought leadership. From CIM News Magazine…

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Melbourne’s October: Nine Large Conferences

Melbourne has just come off the back of a busy October hosting nine international conferences. The events, which attracted over 5,000 delegates, included the World Urban Parks Congress, the World Congress of Colleges and Polytechnics and the International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies. Venues ranged from MCEC to Melbourne Cricket Ground. From CIM News Magazine…

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C2 Melbourne “No Longer Viable”

C2 International has cancelled its C2 Melbourne event, which was to have taken place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in October. The news comes a week after C2 International’s Asia Pacific CEO, Martin Enault, stepped down. Organisers said the creative format, a success in Montreal, was not viable in Melbourne. From Biz Events Asia…

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Melbourne Meetings Deliver Record Impact

The Melbourne Convention Bureau has announced 25 percent growth in economic impact from secured business events over the last fiscal year, the strongest-ever financial contribution. AU$396 million was delivered to the local economy from 176 events, which will bring the highest number of international visitors to Victoria for seven years. From CIM News Magazine…

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AIME’s Talk2 Media & Events Partners with PCMA and ICCA

Talk2 Media & Events, which is relaunching the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), has announced partnerships with the Professional Convention Management Association and the International Congress and Convention Association. Both PCMA and ICCA will be involved in framing and delivering the AIME Knowledge Program which opens the three-day event. From CIM News Magazine…

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Club Melbourne Dinner Celebrates 13th Anniversary

The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program has celebrated its 13th anniversary with an annual dinner that saw the induction of five new Ambassadors and the awarding of a joint Fellowship. Since its inception in 2005, Club Melbourne has won 131 international conferences that have delivered economic impact worth more than AU$840 million. From CIM News Magazine…

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Vienna: Can “Liveability” Attract Conferences?

Vienna is the world’s most “liveable” city. That’s according to the annual Economist Intelligence Unit Global Liveability Index. It’s also the first city in Europe to top the survey: Melbourne had lead for seven years previously. But what is the link between “liveability” and actually attracting conference delegates? From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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Impact Wins MCB Australian Business Award

The Melbourne Convention Bureau has secured the 2018 Australian Business Award for the contribution it has made to Victoria. Using the 20th International AIDS Conference as an example, MCB highlighted how the event provided a platform for stakeholders in the field, and also left a legacy of policy and legislative change and increased awareness. From CIM News Magazine…

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State Library of Victoria Opens New Event Space

The State Library of Victoria in Australia is set to open a dedicated event space. The purpose-built Isabella Fraser Room opens in September, with a heritage hall opening next year as well. Both are part of “Vision 2020”: an AU$88.1 million project to transform library buildings and services. Photo: John O’Neill. From CIM News Magazine…

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MCEC Expansion Opens with Malaria World Congress

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s expansion has been officially opened by Victoria Acting Premier James Merlino. The AU$205 million project adds 20,000 square metres, making MCEC at 70,000 square metres Australia’s largest conference and exhibition venue. The first event held in the new expansion was the 1st Malaria World Congress. From CIM News Magazine…

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Stem Cell Meeting Brings 2,500 to Melbourne

Leading researchers and physicians, and government health officials, have been in Melbourne for the 16th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. The event is the world’s largest in the field, and attracted over 2,500 delegates from 60 countries. Legacy projects included a free public forum. From CIM News Magazine…

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Melbourne Wins Five Life Sciences Meetings

Melbourne has secured five international life science conferences in 2019 and 2020, boosting Victoria’s status as a medical technology and pharmaceutical investment destination. The AusMedtech Conference in 2019, AusBiotech National Conferences in 2019 and 2020, and the Biotech Invest Conferences in 2019 and 2020 will attract thousands of delegates. From CIM News Magazine…

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