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MCEC’s symphony gives Melbourne the edge

Just like a finely-tuned orchestra, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) comprises a large ensemble of talented individuals who all play their part to deliver a spectacular event performance.

This notion was brought to life before 300 international and domestic hosted buyers at the recent Melbourne Edge event for the 2017 Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo in February.

MCEC’s Symphony of the Senses captivated attendees, which included a powerful live rendition of 'In the Hall of the Mountain King' by the Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra. Paired with a dramatic audio-visual production, Symphony of the Senses showcased what happens behind the scenes to deliver world-class events at MCEC.

Watch our latest video to learn more.

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Record 2017 ahead

While construction on the venue’s expansion continues to progress, MCEC is also set to host another record year of events in 2017.

With over 1,100 events currently forecast for the calendar year, MCEC will surpass the 1,052 events hosted in 2016, with this number expected to increase even further in future years.

Some of the major international events to call MCEC home in 2017 include the 15th World Public Health Congress expecting over 3,000 attendees in April, the International Dragon Awards expecting over 5,000 attendees in August, and VidCon Australia with over 7,500 attendees expected in September.

Read more here

Club Melbourne Fellowship open for 2017

Applications for Club Melbourne’s annual Fellowship are currently open, with the winning recipient set to receive access to the exclusive Club Melbourne Ambassador Program network.

Recognising excellence in research, innovation and leadership, the Fellowship is designed to support a Victorian based mid-career researcher, and includes research funding of $10,000 to support their attendance at international conferences.

Meet Remy, the 2017 face of GFA

MCEC is looking forward to welcoming over 80,000 Victorians back to the venue for the state’s 86th Good Friday Appeal (GFA) including the Kids Day Out, Channel 7 Telethon and evening Super Show.

The 2017 face of the Appeal is energetic toddler, Remy Dyer. Remy was diagnosed with Desmoplastic Infantile Ganglioglioma, a rare tumour that was spreading its tentacles through Remy’s brain.

Following two long surgeries at The Royal Children’s Hospital, this gorgeous boy with a heart-warming smile is now able to thrive.

Learn more about Remy’s incredible story and how you can donate to the Appeal here.

Discover Lorem Ipsum 2017

The ever-evolving event space, Lorem Ipsum has been reimagined for 2017 and offers a bold, new concept. A daring colour palette with mirrored reflections, dramatic textures and patterns throughout, sets the scene for this year’s concept.

Capable of hosting an intimate cocktail function, luncheon or gala dinner for 500-2,000 guests, Lorem Ipsum is perfect for your end-of-year event.

Explore the new website and discover Lorem Ipsum 2017 for yourself.

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