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.

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MCEC: Where Every Event Makes a Difference

By Bree Pagliuso|

At Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC), every event is an opportunity to support local businesses, promote learning and sharing, celebrate our community, encourage innovation, and positively impact the environment.

Here's how:

We love local business

We're all about creating a positive impact. We have strong partnerships with local charities, community initiatives, and suppliers who share our values of sustainability and inclusivity. Our event menus and on-site eateries feature local produce and suppliers.

People connect and get creative in our venue

With our collaborative spaces and top-notch technology, we have the perfect setup to foster connection, spark creativity, and unleash the full potential of any event. Add on an immersive experience at THE LUME Melbourne for your delegates in a creatively charged space, where interactive displays, and cutting-edge technologies can help amplify collaboration and unleash a new level of creativity.

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We're working towards a greener tomorrow

We're passionately committed to sustainability , making smart investments in energy efficiency and waste reduction. Say goodbye to single-use plastics at our events as we embrace eco-friendly packaging. We're on a mission to reduce our environmental footprint and join forces with organisations that share our vision. Partnerships like OzHarvest, Returnr, IKON Services, Bright Spark, and many more inspire us to make a meaningful impact.

We're all about sharing knowledge

We think of our venue as a hub for innovators and business leaders to come together, share their experiences, and impart their knowledge to the community. We actively communicate our sustainable practices, community impact , and ongoing efforts to create an inclusive workplace to help our customers easily adopt positive impact initiatives in their own events.

We love big ideas and innovative thinkers

We collaborate with some of Melbourne's finest minds through our Club Melbourne Ambassador Program . This network includes over 80 influential thought leaders who help secure international events featuring the world's most prominent leaders. They are tenacious advocates for various industries such as Medicine, Science, Environmental Business, Technology, and more, adding significant value and innovative thinking to any event hosted at our venue.

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Our community is diverse, and we celebrate it!

Our iconic venue is the ideal location to celebrate our lively community. It's a hub of Melbourne's cultural diversity, blending sustainability initiatives, embracing First Nations traditions, and collaborating with local charities dedicated to our community.

We're passionate about providing a variety of initiatives , giving event organisers the opportunity to involve delegates in activities like "Cooking for a Cause" with OzHarvest and contributing to the Yarra Riverkeeper Association's important conservation work.

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Whether you're a startup or a global powerhouse, MCEC is more than just a space. We're here to spark innovation and boost your business. Our venue and team can adapt to your needs, no matter the size of your event. Let's make your next event unforgettable.