Melbourne will host the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in 2023.
The successful bid was led by Melbourne Convention Bureau and gives the state of Victoria an opportunity to showcase its thriving start-up community.
Julia Swanson, MCB chief executive, said Melbourne has a track record in hosting world class business events and is renowned for its collaborative model.
“In addition to delivering $12.9 million in economic contribution to our State, the GEC 2023 will advance Melbourne’s already thriving entrepreneurial sector,” she said.
“It will bring the right people together to help get ideas off the ground and share insights and developments that will have a lasting impact on the community.”
The event will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).
Chair, The Hon John Brumby AO, said the topic of entrepreneurship was close to his heart.
“This is a terrific opportunity to reinforce Victoria’s international reputation and standing, as a major exporter of ideas and innovation. This will be a cornerstone in MCEC’s events calendar, delivering vital capital not only in economic impact terms, but also knowledge sharing.”
More major international events are heading to Melbourne.
This year MCEC will host The World Block Chain Summit and in 2024 the venue will host Association for Computing Machinery's annual international conference on multimedia.
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