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Venue expansion keeps MCEC at the forefront of event technology

Venue expansion keeps MCEC at the forefront of event technology
July 6, 2018

In advance of the opening of its new $200 million expansion space at the weekend, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has revealed its investment in cutting-edge technologies offering the flexibility customers need.

MCEC’s new expansion space has been purpose built to leverage the venue’s original innovative approach to integrated audio visual and ICT technologies. The new expansion will feature 4k laser projectors, LED based theatrical lighting equipment and fully integrated rigging infrastructure, creating highly customisable event spaces.

Other initiatives include:

• Introducing a specialised production team within the business, MCEC’s in-house specialist technology team offer services in: audio, rigging, lighting, vision, multimedia, network systems and production management. Building these skills in-house allows MCEC to deliver a more personalised and thorough technology offering.
• Improving our Wi-Fi offering for customers with a $2 million investment, increasing our wireless capacity by 400 per cent and making MCEC the only convention centre in Australia to offer no data caps.
• A $1 million investment in expanding vision and projection capabilities through the implementation of Barco, Panasonic and Roland hardware, enabling the delivery of visually stunning and technically seamless events.

 

With the venue hosting over 1,000 events annually, MCEC Chief Executive, Peter King explains “at MCEC we work in partnership with our customers to deliver tech solutions with the aim to inspire and transform delegates’ experience.

“Rather than simply offering whatever’s newest on the market, we understand our customers want to be able to access expert advice and a range of technology options that allows for individual customisation.

“By investing in our employee skill-base, we have the knowledge to deliver complex events and offer solutions focused customer service.

“The new expansion has allowed us to future-proof our venue, we’re able to meet the technical needs of today’s customer and continuously adapt into the future.”

The National Sports Convention, running from 16th to 18th July, is one of the first events being held at the expanded venue.

19th February 2018 - MCEC LOOKS FORWARD TO CLEANER AND GREENER FUTURE

13th September 2017 - VENUES AROUND THE WORLD MAKE INCREASING USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

24th July 2017 - MCEC ANNOUNCES FIFTH CONSECUTIVE RECORD-BREAKING YEAR 

8th July 2017 - MCEC CHIEF EXECUTIVE APPOINTED TO AIPC BOARD 

7th July 2017 - FORMER VICTORIAN PREMIER JOHN BRUMBY TO CHAIR MELBOURNE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION TRUST

3rd May 2017 - MCEC SECURES TWO MAJOR ACCOLADES AT MEA AWARDS 

20th December 2016 - MCEC APPOINTS NEW SENIOR MANAGER OF OPERATIONS 

30th May 2016 - MELBOURNE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE TO BENEFIT FROM $205 MILLION EXPANSION 


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