About Melbourne

  • About Melbourne

    Welcome to the world's most liveable city and Australasia's leading meetings and conferences destination.

    Set on the shores of picturesque Port Phillip Bay, the southern-most city of mainland Australia is rich in aesthetics, with its beauty enhanced by the meandering Yarra River, immaculate parks and gardens, public art, classical buildings and innovative design.

    Melbourne's charm is characterised by its enchanting laneways, stunning waterfront precincts and trendy neighbourhoods, and provides an endless choice of shopping hot spots and culturally-diverse, award-winning restaurants, cafés and bars in weird and wonderful locations.

  • Explore Melbourne

    Melbourne and Victoria comes alive in summer with a jam packed calendar of events, festivals and uniquely Melbourne activities.

    Make the most of your stay in the world’s most liveable city while you are here for AIME 2018, and explore what you and your colleagues can do in and around the city and regional Victoria.


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  • Sporting Events

    Home to the world-celebrated Spring Racing Carnival, featuring the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Open Tennis Championships, the Boxing Day Cricket Test and the Australian Formula 1™ Grand Prix, the city possesses a year-round calendar of annual events, sure to please any sporting fan!

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    Cultural Activities

    With a wealth of festivals and shows all year round, such as the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show and Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the city is a must-see destination for anybody with an interest in art and culture.

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  • Exploring Victoria

    For those wishing to escape the city, regional Victoria is idyllic. Visitors need only drive for little more than an hour in almost any direction to discover a myriad of experiences; from extensive coastline, spectacular scenery and Australian wildlife sanctuaries, to boutique wineries, relaxing day spas, and world-class golf courses.

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    Business Hub

    The city is also widely regarded as one of the world's premier business events destinations, as well as Australia's knowledge, research and innovation capital. The city's 'convention district' spans four kilometres and boasts Australia's highest concentration of conference facilities and more than 15,000 hotel rooms, providing accommodation options to cater for all budgets.

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  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

    The pinnacle of the city's business events infrastructure is the state-of-the-art Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), offering the most flexible, integrated and comprehensive meetings facilities in the Southern Hemisphere.

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    Great Transport

    The city's accessibility is also a major drawcard for global business; with Melbourne International Airport open 24 hours, curfew free and servicing 24 leading airlines.

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  • Top Experiences

    Melbourne and the surrounding areas are full of great experiences to discover. Why not take a trip along the Great Ocean Road, voted the best coastal drive on the planet. Sip champagne in a hot air balloon as the sun rises over the Yarra Valley wine region. Or learn to cook local produce in the Mornington Peninsula, and then match your fare with fine local wine.

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    Great Attractions

    There's plenty of attractions to keep you busy whilst in the city. Stumble upon the city's best shopping secrets, and take in the history and architecture of Australia's largest labyrinth of cobblestone laneways and Victorian era arcades. Get up close and personal with the world's smallest penguins as they waddle ashore in the ultimate Penguin Parade at Philip Island Nature Parks. Or take the elevator up 88 levels to the Eureka Skydeck 88, the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere.

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  • Register to Attend AIME

    Do you organise meetings and events? If you have business to place with Asia-Pacific MICE suppliers and are interested in widening your connections and knowledge, register for AIME 2018 today.

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    Secure Your Stand

    Get in touch with our dedicated sales team who are on hand to answer any questions you may have about exhibiting at AIME.

    Ali Thompson
    Sales Manager

    M +61 (0) 404 053 677
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    Holly Peasland
    Sales Executive

    T +61 (2) 9422 2339
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