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Exhibitions of outstanding success
Exhibitions big or small need the right space and atmosphere to be successful. With our in-house team of experts, purpose-built spaces and innovative solutions, we’ll help bring your vision to life and create your best exhibition yet in our iconic exhibition building.
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Innovation at the heart of a successful exhibition.

Event planning for your exhibition

Exhibition planning, administration and organisation can be stressful. There’s a lot of details to manage. We take the pressure off by assigning your own Event Planner to guide you through all stages and aspects of your event. Whether you’re seeking advice or inspiration or know exactly what you want, our team of experts have the skills to bring your vision to life.

Exhibition promotion

Promote your event throughout our venue through our extensive branding and signage opportunities. From floor decals through to banners, social media and digital signage, we offer innovative solutions to ensure your visitors have maximum visibility of your event.

Exhibition of incredible food

Melbourne is renowned for its food scene. Our catering options at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) reflect our city’s flair for food and passion for coffee. From traditional favourites to cutting-edge creations, your allocated MCEC event planner will work with you to shape a menu that is perfect for your event.

Exhibitions need the best internet, AV and event tech

Exhibition organisers, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees will have access to unlimited data and fast internet speed (500Mbp) at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). At peak, we can support 4,000 users concurrently with over 15 terabytes downloaded. We can even create a custom landing page specific for your event. Our AV, lighting and event tech teams are also on hand to assist and make sure everything runs without a hitch.

Exhibition logistics

Our exhibition logistics team offers a range of services, including inbound and outbound freight logistics, event portaging and forklift assistance. Your allocated Event Planner can also assist with onsite storage options for conveyance equipment, awnings, shipping containers and crates.

Exhibition security and cleaning

The safety and comfort of your visitors is critical. Our accredited partners can work with you to provide 24-hour event security and cleaning services during and after your event.

Frequently asked questions

  • What is included in my exhibition space rental?

    All exhibition space rentals include the following at no additional charge:

    • A dedicated team of experts including an Account Manager, Event Planner, Technology Planner and Operations Manager.
    • Organiser office
    • Hospitality suite
    • Dedicated bathrooms for your visitors
    • Kiosk facility
    • Adjacent concourse that you can use for registration
  • What else do I need to consider?

    The following services need to be sourced via external suppliers:

    • Freight forwarding
    • Carpet
    • Booths
    • Rigging
    • Security and cleaning


    The following MCEC services are additional to the hire of the space:

    • Power, lighting, water
    • Food and beverages
    • Technology
    • Ticketing services
    • Wi-Fi (Complimentary guest Wi-Fi is available in public spaces. Wi-Fi is available in exhibition bays, at a cost)


    We recommend factoring an additional 20% on the space hire to cover cleaning, power, lighting and water.


  • How much space do I need for my exhibition?

    This depends on factors such as how many exhibitors you anticipate, the size of the booths or displays and the number of guests you expect at any one time. We recommend speaking to your chosen stand builder for an estimate and floor plan. Or, as a first step, you can have a look at our Venue Kit supplied by one of our partners.

    Exhibition space is sold at a minimum of 2 bays (3,000sqm). This ensures you have:

    • Access to one loading dock door
    • Minimum of one set of dedicated restrooms for your visitors
    • Minimum of one kiosk to supply any food 
    • Minimum of one entry door for your visitors


    Additional space can then be added per bay (1,500sqm).

  • Can I supply my own food and/or beverage at my event?
    MCEC has exclusive rights to food and beverage services; therefore, food and beverage distribution/sampling is not permitted without prior authorisation. Exceptions may be granted to food and beverage trade or upon written approval by MCEC. 
  • What are exhibitor move-in and move-out times?

    Move-in access commences at 00.01 AM and move-out concludes at 21.00 PM.

    A move-in/move-out schedule will need to be supplied by your stand builder detailing the following information:

    • Build location (building & room/level) – e.g. Melbourne Exhibition Centre – Bays 1-2 
    • Shell scheme build times 
    • Custom stand build times 
    • Exhibitor move-in/out 
    • Show open/close 
    • Distribution and collection of furniture and signage 
    • Build times for entry features, registration desks etc. 
    • Contact on site (name and number) 

Let's shape your exhibition

Each year, we organise and deliver 80 exhibitions and over 1,000 events. This means our expertise is beyond compare in Australia. Exhibition management is our specialty.

Let us help you shape the best exhibition possible:
+61 3 9235 8210
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