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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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UITP Global Public Transport Summit First Australian Bid Fund Win

Once this railway station was Melbourne’s favourite meeting place. Now the Union International des Transports Publics Global Public Transport Summit 2021 is the first event win supported by Australia’s new national bid fund. The four-day meeting will bring 2,000 delegates to the newly expanded Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Photo: Adam J.W.C. From CIM News Magazine…

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Malaria Congress to Open Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

The AU$200 million Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre expansion is soon to open for business. The 1st Malaria World Congress at the start of July will be the first event held in the newly expanded facility, cementing MCEC’s position as the largest convention and exhibition space in Australia. From Association Meetings International…

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Australian Medical Legacies: AIDS 2014

Australian cities are leveraging medical knowledge and research specialities to secure major events and realise the investment, employment, healthcare and other legacies that result from them. The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), which took place in Melbourne after over two years’ extensive planning and preparation, might well be the epitome of this. From Boardroom…

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MCEC Creates Renewable Legacy with Regional Wind Farm

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is creating a legacy by partnering with a new wind farm. MCEC’s involvement with the power project at Ararat in regional Victoria will enable the venue to purchase renewable energy certificates equivalent to the projected electricity consumption of its current 20,000 square metre expansion plans. From CIM News Magazine…

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RTE Leaves AIME After 18 Years

Reed Travel Exhibitions has bowed out of the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo after eighteen years. AIME 2018 welcomed 250 hosted buyers to Melbourne, 39 percent of them new to the show and to Australia. 4,500 meetings took place over two days. AIME 2019 will be managed by Talk2 Media and Events. From CIM News Magazine…

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AIME 2018 Held in Melbourne

The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo 2018 has drawn event professionals and exhibitors from over twenty countries to connect, learn and be inspired in Melbourne. The event kicked off with a press conference from John Eren, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, and a quirky welcome party showcasing Victoria’s festival culture. From CIM News Magazine…

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The Future is Calling: AIME 2018 in Melbourne

Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo 2018 in Melbourne is set to inspire event professionals with a range of never before seen interactive features. A system blending human connection and technology via touchscreen video platform will welcome delegates on arrival. The automated Selfiebot will interact with them and roam around taking photographs. From CIM News Magazine…

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