Staff Writer
Aug 22, 2018

Economic boost from business events in Melbourne rises 25%

The Melbourne Convention Bureau reported what it called a record-breaking achievement for the 2017/2018 financial year.

Melbourne's Yarra River

The Melbourne Convention Bureau has achieved a 25% increase in economic contribution from secured business events for the 20172018 financial year compared to the previous year. The economic impact amounted to A$396 million US$291.34 million from a total of 176 events secured and over 79,000 new visitors anticipated, as well as 4,739 jobs created.

Several notable events secured by the bureau include the Global Public Transport Summit 2021, World Ophthalmology Congress 2022, Vid...

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