Melbourne CVB picks up £45m business boost

Melbourne Convention & Visitors Bureau (MCVB) has secured 28 business events, generating more than A$118m (£45m) up to 2010. The events, which include the Zonta International Convention and the International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm, will bring more than 27,000 delegates to the city. Melbourne also won the 10th World Congress on Endometriosis, due to be staged in 2008, after beating competitors Singapore and Athens. The Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre has announced it will spend A$4m (£1.5m) to upgrade the venue’s John Batman theatre.

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