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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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Address: 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre understands connections are what...

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre understands connections are what make an event memorable.It’s about having the right spaces for people to connect. Leading technology to drive creativity. Fresh award-winning food made in-house. Teamed with people who have the skills and experience to help you bring it all together. MCEC is the place to connect people and ideas. Our multi-functional Plenary, 52 meeting rooms and 30,000 square metres of pillar-less exhibition space are just the beginning. We’ve hosted everything from meetings, conventions and exhibitions to concerts, tradeshows and gala dinners.Connect with success at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Had a great day at a conference September 2016, a very good venue for meetings, conventions etc and it was a lovely place to meet up and get to know others there.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Doreen D
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been going to the convention centre for the last 3.5 years twice per year for a conference. The place has a great fit out even when at times it is a bit confusing to get around. However the good they have been serving us is shocking. They have not upgraded their menu once in 3 years and serve... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

always has a varied amount of expos on. we went for the baby expo and at same time they had diabetes foundation and first home buyers expo on. the building itself is okay. little bit cold and sterile. think they need to utilise the grass area on orrs walk better. maybe playground. only bug criticism was amount of people smoking... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great venue for a conference located on the Yarra River with lots to see and do. Close to the casino. Huge venue well serviced. The staff were helpful.

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Thank Stephen B
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to several events at the MCEC and have to say that this venue is excellent. It's easy to get to and the facilities are all there - whatever you need.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great day at a conference September 2016, a very good venue for meetings, conventions etc and it was a lovely place to meet up and get to know others there.

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Thank Doreen D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I went here when Tim Burton had his exhibition there. Such an amazing experience as i am a fan of Tim burton. However the centre is very big and well made. If you get a chance to go into, do it!

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Thank Jase W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Attending the Convention in October 2016, I found the premises offered all that could be expected. Parking at the Early Bird rate was inexpensive, but you do need to get in early, Coffee shops do not open until 8am however do offer a reasonable choice

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Havent been to the Plenary before, didnt even know it existed untill we came for the wonderful Swan Lake, also a first having never been to the ballet before. Were very happy with both, the ease of getting here, the facilities, parking, staff and that view out the large windows onto the ship The Polly Woodside, just captivating, outstanding and... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful ballet production in a venue which was easy to access and depart from and parking was a dream. Catering facilities were available before, during and after the performance. Seating in the convention centre was comfortable for the length of the production and even from the Z row one had a clear view of the stage. The facilities appeared to... More 

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MCEC M, Manager at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, responded to this review

Hi Kufunda, Thank you for your lovely review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed Swan Lake and your time at MCEC. Visit us again soon! Kindest, MCEC Team More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Australia to attend PAX, hosted at the convention center. It was incredibly easy to get to, with trams parking right outside. It was a huge venue with a modern feel.

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