NEWS: MCEC best venue team for AIDS 2014

The venue team that successfully delivered Australia’s largest health and development conference for Melbourne was recognised at the 2014 EEAA Awards for Excellence this month. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) took out Best Venue Team after hosting the International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) from July 20-25 with almost 14,000 attendees and involved more than 500 committed employees working around the clock to ensure its success. “We began planning AIDS 2014 three years ago with MCEC representatives attending AIDS 2012 in Washington to factor learnings […]

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NEWS: MCB highlights value of business events

The Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) this week reported an impressive $246 million boost to the local economy from the 175 business events it secured in the 2013/2014 financial year, 32 per cent increase from the previous year. Bureau chief Karen Bolinger said the organisation’s performance for the 2013/2014 financial year was a remarkable achievement in what was a challenging, yet rewarding year. “The competition to secure business events for Melbourne is now stronger than ever before, so to finish the financial year up on the previous year […]

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BREAKING: AIDS delegates on Malaysia Airlines MH17

The International AIDS Society has expressed its sadness at news that a number of colleagues and friends en-route to attend the 20th International AIDS Conference beginning in Melbourne on Sunday were on board the Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight that has crashed over Ukraine earlier today. “At this incredibly sad and sensitive time the IAS stands with our international family and sends condolences to the loved ones of those who have been lost to this tragedy,” the statement on the www.AIDS2014.org website said. The 20th International […]

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