Melbourne is top for business02 November 2015 by News Desk
Melbourne has been voted the best city in Australia for business meetings and conferences.
The city came out top at the Annual World Travel Awards ceremony in Hong Kong, and was voted Australasia’s No 1 Meetings and Conference Destination for the third year running, while the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre was named Australasia’s No 1 Meetings and Conference Centre for the fourth consecutive year.
“The World’s Most Liveable City offers outstanding experiences for our business event visitors and continues to deliver service excellence, as these awards demonstrate,” said John Eren, Minister for Tourism and Major Events.
“Our meetings infrastructure, knowledge capital and commitment to offer the best possible experience have once again proven superior to our Australasian competitors and Melbourne is once again the number one meetings and conference destination in the region.
Around 190 top business and industry events are staged in Melbourne each year. The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has celebrated its most successful year on record, generating almost $1 billion for Victoria’s economy from events it has staged.