Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has been recognised as Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre in the years 2012-2016 by the World Travel Awards, and connects you with everything needed for a successful event such as incredible spaces, leading technology, award-winning food and the expertise to bring it all together.
With many struck by the venue’s incredible architecture, it has won some of Australia’s most prestigious architecture and design awards. A world-class venue over three levels, the Centre provides superb flexibility and versatility under one roof and offers a comprehensive range of fully integrated in-house services delivered by our team of experienced professionals whose commitment to excellence extends across all events.
The Centre has been recognised for its sustainable practices, with some of its greatest achievements including being the first centre in the world to be awarded a 6-Star Green Star environment rating by the Green Building Council of Australia for the Convention Centre’s innovative environmental design and operational features. Additionally, they have received their Gold EarthCheck Certification in 2016, following five years of continuous Silver accreditation. The Centre’s unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability is part of an overall Corporate Social Responsibility program, initiated by the Centre engaging both staff and clients.
The Host City – Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne is a river city making full use of its enviable environment enabling locals and tourist to explore so much. A day in Melbourne might include shopping in the Bourke Street Mall; riding a river cat through the iconic Yarra River; visiting funky cafes, and then in the evening you could be dining in world class restaurants and finishing with a view of the city from 300 metres above ground in the Eureka Skydeck, which features a moving glass box 88 floors high. With plenty of attractions, you could also take some time to discover the Botanical Gardens, go on an enchanting stroll through Chinatown and visit the 320-animal species at the Melbourne Zoo. With so much to do you may need to stay a while longer!
Things to do in Melbourne
Melbourne’s abuzz with creative ways to spend your days. Get to know where the locals eat, drink and play in the inner-city and nearby urban villages. Explore the river, parks and outdoor spaces, or delve into a calendar of internationally acclaimed arts, cultural and sporting events. It’s a great place to entertain the kids, or spend time without them! You’ll discover some of the best restaurants in the country as well as a vibrant live music, contemporary art and gallery scene. You can mix with the locals at weekend markets, shop for international brands and cutting-edge local designer fashion, or scour antique shops for just the right memento of your stay. Whatever your pleasure, Melbourne will inspire.
For inspiration visit www.visitmelbourne.com
COBA 2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors
21 - 23 October 2018
Melbourne Convention &
23 August 2018
Early Bird Registration Closes
12 September 2018
Accommodation Cancellation Deadline