Melbourne, 18th July: The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) set a new record during its last financial year, 2016-2017. During the year, the venue recorded revenues of A$80.1 million (US$64 million) and generated an economic impact for the state of Victoria of A$969 million (US$770 million).
In the year, MCEC hosted a total of 1,026 events – of those, 77 were exhibitions. More than 867,000 business event delegates attended the conventions and exhibitions. In total, more than 2 million visitors were recorded at the venue during the year.