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Bringing the best minds together
Here at MCEC, we bring collective minds together to make the biggest opportunities a reality for your event. We believe collaboration is key, and our team of experts will work closely with you to put on a conference that goes beyond expectations. Best of all, our partnerships with tourism and other industries across Melbourne allow us to extend your conference beyond our walls – giving your delegates the opportunity to take in even more of Melbourne and build their professional networks.
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Game changing tech and design
Our innovative approach to design and technology will elevate your event and enhance your guests’ experience. Our Plenary’s unique architecture allows you to build your conference as you like, transitioning from a panoramic amphitheatre to an intimate auditorium or a flat-floor gala event.

With access to the latest event technology and trends, our technology team are an endless source of inspiration. From real-time social media streams to online discussion groups, we’ll find ways to incorporate innovative technologies that allow your delegates to learn and network in new and exciting ways.
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Food for thought
From the first morning cruffin to the last evening wine, your guests will be treated to exceptional food made from the best local produce Melbourne has on offer. Covering everything from colourful salads to multicultural cuisines, our Melbourne-inspired menus have been specially designed to foster ideas, fuel productivity and most importantly, get people talking.
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A location that’s second to none
Whether your delegates are coming from around the corner or around the world, at MCEC they’ll always be arriving right where the action is. Located only 20 minutes from the airport in Melbourne’s buzzing South Wharf, we’re in prime position for city exploring when your attendees find some downtime. And as the only centre in Australia to offer onsite accommodation, planning and attending your event has never been more convenient.

Plenary 1 or 3
Plenary 1 or 3
  • Ideal for 500 - 1500 delegates
  • Supporting meeting rooms and breakouts
  • Plenary Café right outside
  • In-venue signage and branding opportunities
Home to some of the world's greatest minds, Plenary is an architectural marvel and the centrepiece of our venue.
Convention Centre Level 1
Convention Centre Level 1
  • Ideal for 0 - 500 delegates
  • Adjacent foyer space available
  • Pre-installed technology included in room hire
  • Flexible dividable rooms can save extra room hire
With beautiful views of the Yarra River and direct access to the Pan Pacific Melbourne hotel, our Convention Centre level 1 rooms are perfect for up to 500 delegates.
Goldfields Theatre
Goldfields Theatre
  • Ideal for 500 - 750 delegates
  • Retractable seats and adjustable walls
  • Supporting meeting rooms and breakouts
  • Near Goldfields Café and Bar
Seating up to 1,000 people, our newest theatre is designed to keep your audience comfortable and captivated for hours on end.
Clarendon Auditorium
Clarendon Auditorium
  • Ideal for 0 - 500 delegates
  • Close to Clarendon St and public transport
  • Supporting meeting rooms and breakouts
From educational lectures to keynote speakers, the Clarendon Auditorium and Foyer is the perfect venue for your next presentation.