Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) $200 million expansion site is set to open in this month. The 20,000-square-metre expansion includes 9,000 square metres of flexible, multi-purpose event space, new exhibition halls, additional meeting rooms, a banquet room and the Goldfields Café and Bar.
It’s anticipated the new event space will generate an additional 74,000 international visitors annually, resulting in an annual $167 million boost to the Victorian economy.This expansion has been architecturally designed to provide customers with more options for any event type; from meetings and conferences through to educational seminars or gala dinners.
Once completed, the new space will cement MCEC’s position as the largest convention and exhibition space in Australia, with an increased total size of over 70,000 square metres. The 1st Malaria World Congress will be the first event held in the new space on 1 July 2018.