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The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has had a positive start to the 2013-14 financial year with 10 major international conference wins for Melbourne, announced Karen Bollinger, CEO, MCB.

These international conferences combined will inject an estimated $55 million AU into the Victorian economy and attract in excess of 10,500 delegates over the next five years and include:

  • Childhood Trauma: Understanding the Basis of Change (August 2014)
  • International Feng Shui Convention (November 2014)
  • ACM International Conference on Management of Data (May 2015)
  • Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis (June 2015)
  • 69th Annual Assembly and International Conference of the International Institute of Welding (July 2016)
  • International Biotechnology Symposium (October 2016)
  • Annual World Conference on Carbon (July 2017)
  • International Union of Phlebology Xviii World Meeting (October 2017)
  • World Congress on Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (September-October 2019)
  • World Engineers’ Convention (November 2019)

“Winning events in these sectors exposes our scientists and industry leaders to international best practice, boosts the skills and experience of our local workforce, and increases access for Victorian industries to international markets,” said Bolinger. “In addition, business events create positive flow on benefits for small to medium businesses throughout the state by creating significant revenue opportunities for hotels, restaurants and other service providers.”

Eight out of these 10 meetings will be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

“We look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world to MCEC for these international conferences, which are major wins for Melbourne and a significant boost to the Victorian economy,” said Peter King, chief executive, MCEC.

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