Fatima Sunderji, general manager of the Associations Forum, said that the decision to partner with CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park was a perfect match, with excitement already building across the industry to reconnect face-to-face.
“We are so thrilled to bring back physical events and what better way to do this then by holding our 16th National Conference in Melbourne,” said Sunderji.
“In partnership with CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park, this premier event will shine the spotlight on this major destination for business events.
“We are so honoured to be the first National Conference to make its mark on this state of the art venue and can’t wait for our associations, charities and not-for-profit organisations to experience this firsthand.”
Spanning across three storeys, the new venue has the capability to host all sizes and types of event from intimate dinners, and cocktail parties to conferences, galas or functions.
“It’s been a long time coming – and the team and I are buzzing with excitement to welcome Australians, and guests from abroad, to experience unparalleled events that leave you in awe,” said Lara Burnes, the venue’s general manager of premier events & experiences.
“With CENTREPIECE located within our iconic Melbourne & Olympic Parks precinct, the new venue will also become the official media centre for the Australian Open 2022. This year we were able to enjoy a sneak peek into how our venue will support the Aus Open, as well as interact with its surrounding sister venues.
“So far, Melbourne & Olympic Parks has already welcomed over 250,000 guests across 60 event days in 2021, and we cannot wait to officially open the doors to CENTREPIECE. We look forward to helping our industry supercharge events for this year and beyond.”