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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Calendar & Fairs 2019

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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Calendar & Fairs 2019

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Calendar & Fairs 2019

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) plays host to a whole selection of events throughout the year. From trade shows and fairs to pop culture and lifestyle, there is always something interesting happening at the centre.

As 2019 gets well underway, there are both new and returning events and trade fairs for both leisure and pleasure purposes. If you are planning on attending one of the many events held this year, Crowne Plaza Melbourne is situated directly opposite the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Melbournes only absolute riverfront hotel offers you affordable Melbourne city accommodation for your visit to the heart of the CBD. Enjoy unprecedented sweeping views of the Melbourne City skyline and the Yarra River from  stylish, recently refurbished rooms. And to top it all off, there is a tram stop right on the hotel’s doorstep. Meaning you can take advantage of the FREE travel zone and explore the best that the city has to offer without spending a cent.

Here’s a summary of some of the biggest events to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in 2019.


BLUE PLANET II with JOANNA LUMLEY – 10th March 2019


The BBC Series Blue Planet II captured the imagination of audiences around the world with its breathtaking footage. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of March 2019, British national treasure, Joanna Lumley is bringing the majestic wonders of the world’s oceans to Melbourne’s premier stage.

Accompanying Joanna Lumley are the Melbourne symphony orchestra. Musical scores written by David Fleming, Jacob Shea and Hans Zimmer will be conducted live as the show is brought to life in one of the most magical and eye-opening wildlife productions in Australia.


Beauty Expo Melbourne – 23rd March 2019


The beauty expo Melbourne 2019 takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday 24th of March. There are a selection of educational sessions spread out over the two days. You can also take part and one of the beauty workshops to learn a few tricks of the trade.

The beauty expo is ideal for anyone who works in the beauty industry. Those looking to network, grow their business connections, and pick up some new skills from some of the industry’s most skilled experts will not be disappointed.


Light Space Design – 27th March 2019


From 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday the 27th of March 2019 the light space design expo is taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Throughout the day, 30 different experts will ‘shed light’ on the technologies and tools used by designers and professionals throughout the industry.

Discover some of the up-and-coming changes in the lighting industry and take part in the talk session. Covering 30 different philosophies and lighting design showcases, it is the perfect place to network, learn and explore the future of lighting.


Melbourne HIA Home Show – 2nd – 5th May 2019


Kicking off at 10.00 am on Thursday 2nd of May 2019 and running through until Sunday 5th of May 2019, the Melbourne home show makes a return to the MCEC. More than 260 different exhibitors will showcase the latest services, products and trends for DIY and home improvement projects.

Whether you are looking to talk to the experts, pick up some inspiration or do a little bit of retail therapy, there is something for everyone. Browse the stalls and try some of the newest advancements and trends in home improvement before you buy. If you want to make a long weekend out of it, Crowne Plaza Melbourne is just 170 metres away from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Connecting Up Conference – 10th May 2019


From Wednesday the 8th of May 2019 until Friday the 10th of May 2019, Connecting Up is bringing the world of technology to Melbourne. Spread out over three days, it aims to find solutions for not-for-profit organizations to grow and keep up with the competition.

Whether you are looking to find a mentor, take part in one of the many activities or simply enjoy the conference, there is much to be learned. A day pass starts at $300 and there are additional passes available for the awards dinner, master classes and breakfast.


Snow Travel Expo – 19th May 2019


For those who work in the travel industry or who simply have a passion for winter sports, the snow travel expo is the perfect place for the whole family. Head along and discover the latest ski equipment and gear. If you are going as a family, kids will love the real snow area where they can play.

There are also opportunities to have photos taken with huskies and saint bernards. The snow travel expo covers everything from ski resorts and accommodation to travel arrangements, insurance and some great tips and tricks. The expo takes place just a two-minute walk from Crowne Plaza Melbourne. Perfect for those with little ones in tow.


RACV Marine Melbourne Boat Show – June 13th 2019


Running from Thursday the 13th of June until Sunday the 16th of June 2019, Victoria’s largest boat show enters the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is another expo perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Kids will be thrilled to explore the marine life touch tanks while parents can enjoy the fishing simulators.

Discover some of the best boating destinations for 2019. Get closer to a wide selection of watercraft and boats from inflatables to yachts. There are also plenty of exhibitors showcasing the best lifestyle accessories and fishing gear designed to make your boating trips all the more enjoyable.


Spotjobs Career Expo – July 26th 2019


From Friday the 26th of July until Sunday 28th of July 2019, the Melbourne career expo will attract more than 16,000 people. The expo features everything from career advice to trade training and is ideal for graduates, students, apprentices and job seekers.

If you are planning on attending the spot jobs career expo and looking for affordable accommodation in Melbourne, Crowne Plaza Melbourne is just a two-minute walk from the exhibition centre. Discover some of the best job and training opportunities in Victoria, network and get your career on the fast track.


Franchising Business Opportunities Expo – Aug 24th 2019


The franchising & business opportunities expo takes place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of August 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is the perfect opportunity for those who want to work for themselves without all the hardships of setting up a business from scratch. Over the two days, you can take part in one of the many free seminars, Network with the experts and explorer the many franchise opportunities available.


PAX Australia Melbourne


From the 26th to the 28th of October 2019, Australia’s largest gaming event takes place at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre. The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) brings together gamers, developers and publishers under one roof. Inside, you are treated to sneak peeks at the latest games and consoles, along with a free play area where you can enjoy some of the best-known classic arcade games.

But the expo is more than just gaming fun. It is the ideal place to discover more about the development of gaming consoles, network, and meet like-minded gaming enthusiasts. and the best part is that it is suitable for the whole family to enjoy together.


VidCon Australia 2019


VidCon Australia is the world’s largest online video conference for industry professionals, fans and video creators and is set to return to the MCEC in 2019. Whether you are a vlogger, a series creator or a YouTuber, VidCon Australia is the perfect place to learn more about video creation and production.

You will also be treated to live gaming, music, tutorials, interactive experiences and much more. This hugely popular event is returning to Australia’s creative capital and is set to be bigger and better than ever before. Sign up to the VidCon mailing list to be first to know what is happening this year.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne has free wi-fi and all of the business facilities that you need to make the most out of your time at the expo. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a startup or an established business looking to franchise out, the expo provides you with the perfect opportunity to broaden your business horizons.

To discover more events at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre as they are added, you can check the MCEC events planner calendar.

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