Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Narrm, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and to Elders of all First Nations communities that visit MCEC.

State of the Art Equipment and Software

Events are all about making connections, and even though we can’t all meet in person all the time, we can make real and meaningful connections at digital events.

MCEC has everything an event host needs to deliver a great experience for all attendees, whether they are in the room or remote. As Michael Walker, Infrastructure and Equipment Manager, Technology Services says, at MCEC our job is to make events engaging for everyone.

“People are online all day. To capture their attention, your digital event needs to be more than another Zoom meeting; it needs to look and sound great, to have compelling content and engaging delivery, and provide opportunities for all attendees to connect and get involved,” says Michael.

MCEC is a one-stop-shop for digital events. We have the spaces, technology and tools, and the event expertise to help organisers get the most out of their event.

Spaces, technology and software

MCEC has invested in technology, infrastructure and software so we can create outstanding digital events.

It starts with flexible spaces for staging hybrid and virtual events, with broadcasting of presentations, two-person chats, panel discussions and live crosses. It includes lighting to create an atmosphere that welcomes and delights; audio that is crisp and clear and can be recorded for future podcast use; visuals that theme the screen and space and allow for branding and sponsor visibility. And it includes the best cameras, from remote controlled to person-operated, for high quality, full HD output and onscreen views that bring presentations to life, whether live streamed or recorded.

“Having full HD, high quality broadcast capabilities makes an enormous difference to the experience of the person attending online. It elevates events well above the ordinary,” says Michael Walker.

MCEC has also invested in a world-leading digital event platform that allow us to design and stream engaging and interactive events. Your speakers, guests and sponsors can participate in Q&As, live chats, and one-on-one meetings. Intelligent networking apps allow people in the room or remotely to do what they love to do at events – look around, connect with others, ask questions and chat.

And we have high speed internet to deliver ultra-reliable, secure video streaming at any scale and with advanced privacy controls.

Event experience and expertise

So, at MCEC the technology is exceptional. But it’s not the whole solution. We have the technology and we have the people with experience and expertise to make your event outstanding.

“Our people know how to use the technology and tools. We have been streaming events for a decade, so hybrid is not new to us. We have professionals with expertise in broadcasting, staging and presenting, multimedia, graphics, sound, recording. We can advise on fresh ways to present and engage, help people connect, and support the transition from a great in-person presenter to an outstanding digital talent. It’s all about bringing everyone into the experience, so they are participators not spectators,” said Michael Walker.