September 24, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier

Melbourne will host the Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (SIASS) in 2023, after Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) won the event for the city.

The conference is expected to attract 500 delegates and contribute more than $2 million to Victoria’s economy. The event will be held at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

MCB Chief Executive Julia Swanson said Melbourne has a proud history in the creative integration of structural engineering and architecture.

“Part of the program will involve technical tours showcasing architectural points of interest, the city is known for.

“Melbourne has been at the forefront of lightweight structural systems such as lattice, membrane, and shell structures – from the famed Sidney Myer Music Bowl the iconic spire at the Arts Centre Melbourne to AAMI Park,” she said.

This year MCB has secured 41 business events for Victoria, which are expected to bring together 40,000 delegates and inject $147.7 million of revenue into the business events supply chain and visitor economy.