‘Vote of confidence’ as Melbourne secures six major international events

Victoria has secured six new international business events which are expected to attract more than 4,500 delegates and fill almost 17,000 hotel room nights.

Taking place between 2021 and 2024, the events secured by the Melbourne Convention Bureau are further signs of a strong recovery for the sector.

The F1 in Schools World Finals will take place in March next year. Melbourne will also host AusRock 2022 – the 6th Australasian Ground Control Conference, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Visualization Conference; the International Mass Spectrometry Conference 2023; the International Symposium on Lepton and Photon Interactions 2023; and the Congress of International Society for Biomedical Research on Alcoholism 2024.

“These wins solidify Melbourne’s reputation as a premium business events destination and securing international meetings for Victoria ensures a robust pipeline of future business events,” said MCB chief executive Julia Swanson.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Martin Pakula said the events will support jobs across the economy.

“It’s a vote of confidence in Melbourne and Victoria and underlines our standing in the highly competitive global business events market,” he said.