Destination Guide: Australia

New congress wins to generate £15m for Melbourne

Melbourne has won eight major congresses worth an estimated £15m to the Victorian economy.

The one national and seven international business events are expected to attract approximately 7,150 delegates from across the globe over five years and include:
  • International Conference on Care and Housing for the Ageing (IAHSA) 2013
  • IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics (ICPE) – ECCE ASIA 2013
  • Inaugural Broadband World Congress 2013
  • The MHS 2013 (The Mental Health Services Conference);
  • International Symposium on Information Theory and its Applications – ISITA 2014
  • International Congress on Noise Control Engineering (INTERNOISE) 2014
  • Congress of the Asia-Pacific Federation of Coloproctology 2015
  • AFMC International Medicinal Chemistry Symposium (AIMECS) 2017

The wins follow the recent announcement that Melbourne will host the prestigious International AIDS Conference in 2014, the largest medical conference ever to be held in Australia.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher said: "These events highlight that major national and international businesses and associations continue to choose Melbourne for their events, bringing new visitors to the state with each meeting and presenting us with an invaluable opportunity to showcase the city and regional Victoria."

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Expert offers advice on unusual dietary requirements

Expert offers advice on unusual dietary requirements

Food and allergen specialist explains why you should take every allergy request seriously.

New 3,000 capacity venue Magazine London launches with big name events

New 3,000 capacity venue Magazine London launches with big name events

North Greenwich venue opens its doors with high-profile industry events announced for Autumn 2019.

Events industry can combat climate change in two key ways, says UN officer

Events industry can combat climate change in two key ways, says UN officer

As people take part in global climate strikes ahead of Monday's UN Climate Change Summit, how can the events industry play its part?

New global executive creative director for 2Heads

New global executive creative director for 2Heads

Latest appointment for the agency will oversee the expansion of creative and design teams.

How voice recognition is changing the industry

How voice recognition is changing the industry

Voice technology is about more than playlists and weather reports - wayfinding is helping to show just how useful the tech is.

'Overtourism does not really exist, it is a media creation'

'Overtourism does not really exist, it is a media creation'

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis explains why there's no such thing as overtourism, just bad management of destinations.

Bruges to open new convention centre in 2021

Bruges to open new convention centre in 2021

Famous Portuguese architect has made natural daylight a top selling point of the new city-centre venue.

BeSixth hires head of global strategic partnerships

BeSixth hires head of global strategic partnerships

The recently-launched event agency's new appointment will be based in the Los Angeles office.

What's happening at Italy at Hand, The Event, 2019 in Rome this year.

Case study: Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference

Case study: Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference

The conference in Christchurch, New Zealand focused on indigenous attitudes towards human-animal relations.

LATEST JOBS