Melbourne Convention Bureau

  • Melbourne Convention Bureau‘s new delegate site launched

    Published on : Wednesday, June 10, 2020

    Creating memorable business events in a COVID-19 business environment is now much simpler thanks to the Melbourne Convention Bureau’s (MCB) new digital marketing site designed to help planners and professional conference organisers (PCOs) promote Melbourne and Victoria to delegates attending future meetings.

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  • Melbourne welcomes 50000 delegates from across the globe

    Published on : Thursday, November 21, 2019

    Melbourne and regional Victoria will welcome 50,000 delegates from across the globe as part of The International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses 2019, delivering $60.9 million to the Victorian State’s economy.       The massive delegation of Jehovah’s Witnesses from …

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  • Julia Swanson  appointed as the CEO of Melbourne Convention Bureau

    Published on : Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    After the departure of Karen Bolinger in April this year, a through recruitment process commenced and Julia Swanson stepped into the Acting CEO position.     After 6 agencies were invited to present their proposal, Fisher Leadership were appointed to …

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  • Melbourne Convention Bureau delivered more than $64 million to the Victoria’s economy

    Published on : Thursday, October 10, 2019

    Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has achieved the highest ever result for business events in Victoria, with a 28 per cent increase in economic contribution from secured business events in 2018-2019 financial year from the previous year, exceeding all targets and …

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  • Club Melbourne Ambassador Program celebrating its annual dinner

    Published on : Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    The prestigious Club Melbourne Ambassador Program celebrated its 14th anniversary and another outstanding year at its annual dinner on Monday 26 August.   The evening saw the induction of ten new Ambassadors and the awarding of its annual Fellowship by …

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  • Melbourne Convention Bureau marks $500 million for events & conferences in 2019

    Published on : Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    The economy of Victoria in Australia is increasing with the Melbourne Convention Bureau breaking the $500 million mark for conferences this financial year. The Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula confirmed the milestone, with business events now …

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  • Honorary Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship Awarded to Melbourne Convention Bureau’s Jason Balkin

    Published on : Friday, April 12, 2019

    Jason Balkin has been awarded the honorary Paul Harris Fellow Recognition by the Rotary Club of Melbourne. He is the Associate Director Business Development and Bids at Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB).     The accolade usually reserved for Rotarians, was …

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  • Melbourne Convention Bureau Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bolinger Announces Resignation

    Published on : Friday, March 29, 2019

    Regretfully today I announce after 7.5 years the departure of Karen Bolinger, Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB). Karen has contributed significantly during her time, and she will finish on 5 April 2019 to take some well-deserved …

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  • 2019 AIME’s refreshed vision comes to life

    Published on : Monday, February 18, 2019

    After a year of meticulous planning, Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) will finally open its doors from February 18–20 2019, showcasing the reimagined event to the global meetings events industry.     With the countdown commencing, 2019 promises …

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  • Melbourne’s newest venue The Timber Yard debuts at AIME 2019

    Published on : Monday, February 18, 2019

    Hosted buyers attending the Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Event (AIME) experienced Melbourne’s newest event space The Timber Yard in Port Melbourne – stacked with eco-credentials, local history and an unmistaken twist of industrial chic at Uncover Melbourne: Hosted Buyer …

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  • Melbourne Convention Bureau declares Not In My Workplace (NIMW) initiative

    Published on : Saturday, February 16, 2019

    Among the driving force of executive leaders behind the Not In My Workplace (NIMW) initiative, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) Chief Executive Officer Karen Bolinger is calling on leaders in the business events sector to take critical action to stamp out …

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  • Melbourne ranks one for sustainability in Asia Pacific

    Published on : Monday, November 19, 2018

    For the second consecutive year, Melbourne took the top spot for being a sustainable city in the Asia-Pacific region for business events in the Global Destination Sustainability Index or the GDS-Index.       It has moved up by five …

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  • Melbourne Convention Bureau to host an engaging session on Diversification in Business

    Published on : Wednesday, August 29, 2018

      Melbourne Convention Bureau’s Melbourne Edge event  will be held on September 3 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) on the theme‘Diversification in Business to Stay Ahead of the Game’.   The session will inspire and challenge industry …

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  • Melbourne Breaking Records for Business Events

    Published on : Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has achieved a 25 per cent increase in economic contribution from secured business events in 2017/2018 financial year from the previous year, and achieved its strongest economic impact ever delivered.   Economic contribution reached an …

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  • MCB Secures 2018 Australian Business Award for Contribution to Victoria

    Published on : Monday, August 6, 2018

    The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has been recognised for its impact on Victoria, awarded a prestigious Australian Business Award for Community Contribution in the 2018 Australian Business Awards.   The Australian Business Awards provides notable opportunities for high-performing organisations which …

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  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre to host world’s largest Stem Cell Meeting

    Published on : Monday, June 18, 2018

    The 16th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). The world’s largest stem cell meeting will see the world’s leading stem cell researchers, physicians, government …

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  • MCB partners with MCEC and C2 International to fuel up business events innovations

    Published on : Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    The business events sector of Melbourne is set to benefit from the partnership of MCEC and C2 International.     Melbourne Convention Bureau is responsible for driving consideration of Melbourne as a first-choice business events destination. This new partnership will …

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  • AIME 2018 kicks off

    Published on : Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) has officially opened today welcoming event professionals and exhibitors from over 20 countries to connect, learn and be inspired over two days of networking, exhibition and meetings.   The Honourable John Eren, MP, …

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  • Melbourne Convention Bureau Recognised as Driver of City Economic Development

    Published on : Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    At the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) today, Karen Bolinger, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) CEO, highlighted how the state is evolving its business events offering thanks to its deeper engagement with Government.   Melbourne boasts a sophisticated business events …

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  • Melbourne Edge Event Series returns to AIME 2018

    Published on : Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Following its successful launch by Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) last year, the Melbourne Edge –  Event Series is returning to the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), bigger, better and bolder.   The knowledge forum, supported by Showtime Event Group …

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