Supporting organisations and associated resources
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
MCEC is Melbourne’s destination for big ideas and inspirational events. Showcasing an incredible range of spaces, innovative design and jaw-dropping food, the venue makes bidding for and hosting international events seamless. View all their planning information here.
Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB)
MCB offers a variety of resources to support Ambassadors, including a dedicated Bid Team who are available to guide you through the bidding process. Once the international event is secured, MCB’s Convention Services Team work closely with associations to develop strategies for delegate boosting, marketing activities, sourcing local suppliers, locating suitable accommodation and providing pre and post touring options.
City of Melbourne
The City of Melbourne offers many functions and services to international events, including cultural programs and tourism additions. Most importantly, they offer a dedicated Business Events Sponsorship Program which assists conference organisers and city businesses to ensure that delegates experience all that the city has to offer. They are also the main rel="noopener noreferrer" information source for key Melbourne facts.
Visit Victoria is the State’s primary tourism, business and major events company that leads the sector in curating and demonstrating the depth and diversity of Victoria’s inspiring experiences to maximise yield from intrastate, interstate and international visitation. MCB is the business events arm of Visit Victoria, allowing them access to additional State-wide resources.
Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia, both for leisure and business events. They provide a selection of images and videos for Ambassadors to use to help promote Australia, as well rel="noopener noreferrer" as advice on generating publicity and media.
- Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA)
Business Events Council of Australia (BECA)
As a peak body for the business events sector, BECA liaise with the federal government and relevant agencies on matters common to all sectors of the industry. Their research report titled The Value of Business Events to Australia contains valuable industry information.
Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Association
The PCO Association is a body representing the interests of Professional Conference Organisers and Event Managers in Australia and New Zealand. Their association blog provides advice on different aspects of organising events.
Meetings and Events Australia (MEA)
MEA is a national organisation dedicated to fostering professionalism and excellence in all aspects of meetings management. MEA offers a wide range of professional development training to the industry, including Meeting Manager accreditation.
International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
ICCA is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry. ICCA have a number of resources available to the public as well as its members. Ambassadors can access the member’s resources by contacting the Club Melbourne team.
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
PCMA is an authority in education, networking and engagement for leaders in the global business events industry. They have a variety of training and education resources across different topics available online.
International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO)
IAPCO aims to raise the standards of service of the meeting industry by means of continuing education and interaction. IAPCO make a variety of related white papers available online which are useful references for Ambassadors.