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Mice Net : December 2009
mice.net 67 For more information about the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, please visit us at www.mcec.com.au The award-winning Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is the largest, most versatile, and one of the most impressive architectural and environmental buildings in the nation -- Australia's premier convention and exhibition space. Superbly located right in the heart of inner-city South Wharf, Melbourne's newest destination for fashion, food and lifestyle experiences, the MCEC has been built from the ground up with the environment in mind, representing world leadership in best practice, innovation and sustainability. Comprising of the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and the world's first, and one and only '6 Star Green Star' environmentally rated Melbourne Convention Centre, the MCEC is raising standards to new heights in the event industry with its built-in state-of-the-art technology and exceptional service options. The latest most sophisticated audio visual and communications technology is included in the room rental at no extra cost, offering unbeatable value. This includes the MCEC's 'intelligent lectern' which is built-in to each of the centre's rooms and allows the user to literally work the room by themselves with ease and confidence controlling the room's lighting, sound, and data projection. The MCEC is also well-renowned for its unique food and wine philosophy, choosing to create inspiring, seasonally driven menus in-house using the freshest produce available, sourced from local farmers, producers, and regional vineyards. Whether it is a casual breakfast seminar, a working lunch in one of the meeting rooms or a gala dinner for a major international conference, the MCEC is committed to providing the highest quality food and wine experience. The MCEC features 32 meeting rooms of various sizes, a grand banquet room, a magnificent entry level foyer for 8400 guests with a stunning 18-metre tall glass façade fronting the Yarra River, 30,000sqm of pillar-less exhibition space and associated meeting rooms, and a 5553-seat plenary that can be divided into three self-contained, acoustically separate theatres. The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Raising standards to new heights in the events industry with its imaginative catering, sophisticated technology and unbeatable service options.