When and where is the 2018 Convention being held?

COBA 2018, the Customer Owned Banking Convention, is being held from Sunday 21 October until Tuesday 23 October 2018 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Bank VIC 3006.

How do I contact the Convention Secretariat?

Contact Concept Event Management
Tel: +61 2 9436 0232   
Fax: +61 2 9436 4462   

Post: PO Box 1179, Crows Nest NSW 1585
Email: coba2018@conceptevents.com.au  

How do I register for the Convention?

Registration is available online here. To receive a copy of the Registration Information, please call the Convention Secretariat on +61 2 9436 0232 or email coba2018@conceptevents.com.au.

What is the dress code for the Convention?

The dress code for the Business Sessions and Welcome Reception is business casual.

The theme for the Convention Dinner will be announced shortly.  Please check back for more details.

Do I have to register for social events?

Yes, you must register to attend all social events. Registration for social events takes place during the registration process. Please refer to the social program section here.

Are transfers being organised from the airport?

No, transfers are not being organised from the airport to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. However, there are several transport options for getting to and from Melbourne airport including SkyBus, Taxi and shuttle bus services.

For more transport information please see the General Information page of the website or visit www.visitmelbourne.com/Regions/Melbourne/Travel-information/Getting-around

Are there Shuttle Buses to the Convention Centre?

No, there are no Convention shuttle buses operating between hotels and the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

All Convention hotels are located within walking distance from the Convention Centre. The longest walk is 15 minutes from Oaks on Market. The closest convention hotels are the Pan Pacific Melbourne & the Novotel Melbourne South Wharf.

Are children able to attend the Convention?

Children may attend the Welcome Reception and the Convention Dinner, but must be registered as attending that event and the appropriate fee paid via the registration website.  Children are not able to attend the business sessions.

Information on babysitting services available at the various hotels is included in the hotel information sheets.

Where can I find a costume for the Convention Dinner?

The Costume Factory
1st Floor, 43 Hardware Lane, 
Cnr Little Bourke St, 
Melbourne Vic 3000

Tel: (03) 9670 1765

COBA 2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Convention Dinner Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

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21 - 23 October 2018


Melbourne Convention &
Exhibition Centre

Key Dates

23 August 2018
Early Bird Registration Closes

12 September 2018
Accommodation Cancellation Deadline