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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Address: 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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+61 3 9235 8000
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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre understands connections are what...

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre understands connections are what make an event memorable.It’s about having the right spaces for people to connect. Leading technology to drive creativity. Fresh award-winning food made in-house. Teamed with people who have the skills and experience to help you bring it all together. MCEC is the place to connect people and ideas. Our multi-functional Plenary, 52 meeting rooms and 30,000 square metres of pillar-less exhibition space are just the beginning. We’ve hosted everything from meetings, conventions and exhibitions to concerts, tradeshows and gala dinners.Connect with success at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Wonderful Convention Experience

Attending the Convention in October 2016, I found the premises offered all that could be expected. Parking at the Early Bird rate was inexpensive, but you do need to get in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attending the Convention in October 2016, I found the premises offered all that could be expected. Parking at the Early Bird rate was inexpensive, but you do need to get in early, Coffee shops do not open until 8am however do offer a reasonable choice

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Havent been to the Plenary before, didnt even know it existed untill we came for the wonderful Swan Lake, also a first having never been to the ballet before. Were very happy with both, the ease of getting here, the facilities, parking, staff and that view out the large windows onto the ship The Polly Woodside, just captivating, outstanding and... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful ballet production in a venue which was easy to access and depart from and parking was a dream. Catering facilities were available before, during and after the performance. Seating in the convention centre was comfortable for the length of the production and even from the Z row one had a clear view of the stage. The facilities appeared to... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Australia to attend PAX, hosted at the convention center. It was incredibly easy to get to, with trams parking right outside. It was a huge venue with a modern feel.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I go to a number of conventions and expos here every here. This particular convention supplied food and drink via morning tea and lunch to over 1000 participants. The gluten free options were notably fabulous. There was a large choice of savoury and sweet goodies at morning tea with excellent staff keeping the "Dietary Requirements" food for those with dietary... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is a great place to hold or attend a conference. The Convention Centre is located on the Yarra River in South Wharf and on the tram line as well. You can get to within one stop of the Convention Centre on a free trams from the Melbourne CBD but its also within walking distance.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Incredible venue - right on the river which is very pleasant to get outside in between sessions. Very close to the DFO which is a must visit for great shopping. The venue has two pop up type of coffee places which is needed for a decent coffee.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very spacious. Set up for a large function perfect. Large stage Great back wall for broadcasting speaker and data Waiting staff ..hhmm quick to take your plate but very efficient serving water and srinks. Food served was really nice Good selection Desert lovely Coffee served after

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I have used these facilities on several occasions, every time I have been very impressed by the staff and facilities

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Nice convention centre, come here for a convention and then an awards night shindig. The place is huge and makes a great event

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