Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre celebrates record month

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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre posted it biggest month in May. Photo: Facebook.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) celebrated the biggest month in its history, welcoming over 89,000 visitors through the doors in May.

MCEC hosted over 76 events during May kicking off with Spineweek, which brought together 1,500 clinicians and scientists from around the world.

FoodService Australia saw over 8,000 industry professionals gather at MCEC over three days, the Good Food & Wine Show attracted over 26,000 attendees, while Australian Manufacturing Week brought together nearly 16,000 attendees from 29 different countries.

The biggest event of the month was the Rotary International Convention which attracted over 14,000 international delegates taking over the entire venue, as well as Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne and Olympic Parks, along with activations throughout the city.

“MCEC is a key event destination and I congratulate the entire team for playing a role in attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to our state, supporting local businesses and jobs,” said Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos.

MCEC chief executive Natalie O’Brien said MCEC has seen “an enthusiastic return to in-person events”.

“The strong industry demand reinforces Melbourne’s reputation as a leading international events destination,” she said.

“We look forward to continuing to provide world-class events at MCEC.”