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MCEC Capacity Goes To 75%

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is now able to host events at up to 75 percent capacity per event space, to a maximum of 5,000 attendees, following the implementation of stringent health and safety measures to keep customers safe.

MCEC has an approved COVIDSafe Event plan from the Victorian Government and is approved to hold seated or standing events of up to 75 percent capacity. These approved measures include methods to ensure contact tracing, changes to food and beverage service and physical distancing, as well as preventing attendance at events by delegates from designated red zones.

Each prospective event organizer seeking to hold their event at MCEC can work with venue staff to ensure their type of event complies with the approved MCEC plan, and that they provide any required additional information to the Department of Health and Human Services so that their event is safe.

AIPC Peter KingMCEC CEO Peter King (pictured right) says that MCEC is excited to see the gradual return of events to the venue. “Whilst we have been innovative throughout the pandemic to ensure continued use of the space, we are thrilled to be able to host exhibitions and other events again,” he says. “At MCEC we are incredibly proud to be acknowledged as a standout venue for COVID-safety, as our customer health and comfort is our top priority.”

MCEC’s comprehensive VenueSafe Plan includes:

  • VenueSafe advisors to work alongside event organizers, employees and contractors to ensure all health measures are followed.
  • Restricting building access to event attendees only, with no general public access allowed.
  • Health check stations at each entry point, including access to regular hand sanitizing
  • Frequent routine cleaning and signage prominently displayed to indicate 1.5 meter physical distancing.
  • All employees trained on coronavirus (COVID-19) safety and sanitization protocols.

At MCEC, we’re passionate about creating inspirational environments. We do this by delivering a personalized service and partnering with our customers to offer ideas, insights and imaginative solutions. We tailor every experience because we realise it’s the little details that make all the difference. We’re here to connect and inspire, and as a world-leading venue, we’re redefining events globally through innovation, partnerships and experiences. Our venue is distinctly Melbourne and we’ve been inspired by the creative, cultural and diverse delights of the city we call home. Learn more at www.mcec.com.au

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