Presentation on theme: "ISCAS’2014 Location Melbourne, Australia. MELBOURNE’S CREDENTIALS - 1 Melbourne consistently wins many awards and accolades, ranking it as one of the."— Presentation transcript:
MELBOURNE’S CREDENTIALS - 1 Melbourne consistently wins many awards and accolades, ranking it as one of the world’s leading convention destinations (Union of International Associations), including: World’s Best Convention Centre World’s Best Convention City Best Convention Bureau Australia/Asia Pacific
Only Australian city to be ranked in international top ten sustainable cities (Ethisphere 2008) Within world’s top three ‘Most Liveable Cities’ every year since 2002 (Economist Intelligence Unit) One of the most cosmopolitan and multicultural cities in the world, with 140 nations represented, 100 religious faiths and 180 different languages MELBOURNE’S CREDENTIALS - 2
OUR INFRASTRUCTURE More than 5,400 hotel rooms located within a 5 minute walk of MCEC.
AIR ACCESS 24 hour/7 day – Curfew Free International Airport Domestic and International Terminals under one roof 27 International carriers operate direct services to Melbourne 585 International flights to and from Melbourne each week Low Cost International Carriers No additional arrival or departure tax 3,200 Domestic flights per week
VISA ASSISTANCE / REQUIREMENTS Australia’s Electronic Travel Authority is the world’s most advanced and streamlined travel authorisation system Instant online applications for over 30 countries Enables delegates to spend up to 3 months in Australia The International Event Coordinator Network is an Australian Government Department established to fast track business and convention visas
GETTING AROUND MELBOURNE Free City Circle Tourist Tram Free Tourist Shuttle Bus Free Water Taxi on the Yarra River Free 15 language Guide Service Great walking city
Exhibition Centre Hilton Hotel Convention Centre
SPACES AND CONFIGURATIONS Plenary Configurable in 5,500, 2,500 or 1,500 tiered seating Smaller concurrent tiered meetings from 500 delegates Optional: cabaret, flat floor banquet or classroom format 52 meeting rooms of various sizes Banquet Hall 30,000sqm of Exhibition Centre
TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Access to free wireless internet – a first for any centre in Australia Coverage extends throughout the venue including meeting rooms, exhibition bays, the Plenary and all other public spaces Option to upgrade to a platinum wireless service designed specifically for your delegates which: can be tailored to meet the needs of your event in terms of coverage, speed (bandwidth) as well as the number and density of concurrent users; and includes generous download allowances
MELBOURNE’S ATTRACTIONS Arts & Culture Capital Food & Wine Capital Sports & Events Capital Fashion & Shopping Capital Bars & Nightlife (alfresco bar city) Gardens & Parks
EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE: PROVEN TRACK RECORD Large and Prestigious EventsAttendance Commonwealth Games (2006)700,000 Spring Racing Carnival/Melbourne Cup (annual)716,000 (Nov) Australian Open Tennis (annual)650,000 (Jan) Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix (annual)348,000 (Oct) Formula 1 Grand Prix (annual)305,000 (Mar) Australian International Air Show (bi-annual)170,000 (Mar) Melbourne has been successful in attracting some of the world’s largest and most prestigious major events.