Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) won the bid to host the Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (SIASS) in 2023.
The event – gathering the world’s best engineers, architects and builders – is expected to attract more than 500 delegates when it is held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Backed by the Victorian State Government and prominent Australian universities RMIT and Swinburne, it will include technical tour of the city’s creative integration of structural engineering and architecture.
“Melbourne has been at the forefront of lightweight structural systems such as lattice, membrane, and shell structures – from the famed Sidney Myer Music Bowl the iconic spire at the Arts Centre Melbourne to AAMI Park, to name a few,” said MCB Chief Executive Julia Swanson.
Alongside the SIASS, in 2023 Melbourne will host 27 international and national business events including the 2023 Rotary International Convention which will attract 20,000 delegates and deliver more than $88 million to the Victorian economy making it the most valuable convention ever secured for Victoria.