Melbourne has secured two of the world’s leading technology conferences that are set to attract 1,200 global blockchain gurus and technology players to the city over the next two years.
The World Block Chain Summit (WBS) 2022 and the ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM 2024) in 2024 are expected to deliver $5.2 million in economic contribution to the Victorian economy and almost 2,850 room nights that will boost the Victorian hotel and accommodation sector.
Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) Chief Executive Julia Swanson said: “These business events will play a key role in showcasing local talent and spark collaborations between international networks and industries to drive economic growth right across our Victoria.”
Both events will be hosted at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Through a partnership with Victorian State Government, Business Events Australia, Trescon, a global business events and consulting firm, Monash University, as well as expert Local Organizing Committees from across Australia and the Asia Pacific region, MCB steered the proposal to secure these events for Melbourne.