Melbourne gears up for event-filled September

These 12 international and national events are expected to attract more than 9,400 delegates and deliver $43.5 million in economic contribution to Victoria.

Melbourne is preparing for an action-packed month ahead with 12 international and national business events set to take place in September.

Combined, these high-profile events will attract more than 9,400 delegates and deliver $43.5 million in economic contribution to Victoria, and almost 18,000 room nights to boost the state’s accommodation sector.

Kicking off the event-full month is the 2022 National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) Conference, which will take place in-person for the first time in six years, with an expected 2,000 delegates gathering at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), 4-7 September.

Other notable events include the World Barista Championships (WBC) and World Brewers Cup 2022 (WBrC) as part of the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) – which are expected to attract more than 14,000 international delegates and bring in over $15.5 million to the Victorian economy – and CODA 2022, an “unparalleled healthcare event” welcoming more than 2,000 participants from around the world.

Melbourne Convention Bureau chief executive Julia Swanson said Melbourne was the ideal city to host such esteemed business events.

“Melbourne has an enviable reputation for hosting world class business events. It’s a city of great minds that incubates thinkers, creators, innovators, and producers across multiple sectors, from health and medical; to education, business and the food and wine industry,” Swanson said.

“MCB and its partners look forward to showcasing Melbourne on a global scale as we welcome delegates from across the globe this September.”

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