AFA Conference 2020
17 - 19 August

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Convention Centre Place, Melbourne

In 2020, the AFA will be holding their National Conference at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. MCEC is Melbourne’s destination for big ideas and inspirational events. Showcasing an incredible range of spaces, innovative design and jaw-dropping food, we are home to the most spectacular local and international events.

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Why Melbourne?

A twist at every turn.
 
A packed agenda of food, wine, sports and arts is your introduction to the best of Melbourne – from its creative exciting city centre, to it buzzing neighbourhood hubs. It’s the gateway to Victoria’s world-class wineries, natural springs, peninsulas, spectacular coastline and alpine villages.

+ INNOVATION

An undisputed leader in innovation, the city has become synonym with many success stories particularly in the fields of technology, science and medicine. Fostering education, research and development, Melbourne is recognised as a knowledge powerhouse where collaborations of great minds have led to breakthroughs of international acclaim. This has led to Melbourne become an appealing destination to host collaborative business events that facilitate knowledge-sharing, trade partnerships, education, investment and long lasting legacies.

+ AUSTRALIAN GATEWAY

As a major Australian gateway, Melbourne is easily accessible for international delegates and also easy to navigate once arrived. Perfect to explore on foot or via our extensive transport network, Melbourne invites delegates to discover its creative culture, expressed in its food, fashion, events, arts and music scene.

For those wanting to explore further afield, the unique natural beauty of regional Victoria is just a short trip away.

+ ARTS & CULTURE

Melbourne’s culture is vibrant and alive. A city that incites inspiration, it’s a melting pot of creativity expressed in its arts, design, fashion and events. Melbourne prides itself on its many different personas: sophisticated, playful, unconventional, quirky, intense and multi-cultural. It is real, lived by the people, and it has earned itself a spot in the international arts, culture and music scenes.

Top 10 things to do in Melbourne CBD

1. MCG & National Sport Museum

Start the conference by experiencing an epic AFL battle between Richmond and Hawthorn. A great opportunity to get together and soak up all the MCG magic.

2. DFO South Wharf

Located near the conference venue, allow some time to go and visit DFO to grab some bargains.

3. Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens is a short distance from Melbourne CBD and located on the Yarra River. Find some time to take a walk or run in this beautiful oasis.

4. Shop at Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market is a location that is known for fresh produce and market stalls selling everything from clothing, art toys and much more.

5. City Circle Tram Tour

To catch the free City Circle Tram service (route number 35), simply board the tram at any of the specially marked stops on the route. A convenient way to get around central Melbourne.

6. Docklands

Take a stroll around Docklands to the many restaurants and bars on offer as well as the Melbourne Star Observation wheel a wonderful way to see the city.

7. Explore Graffiti Lanes

Graffiti lanes are a unique characteristic of Melbourne. The most recognized, most photogenic location in Melbourne would be Hosier Lane. So take yourself down and view the amazing art.

8. Go Food Hunting

There are many hidden laneways that deliver food delights from all around the world. Whether it is Middle Eastern, Mexican, Vietnamese or Italian you will be spoilt for choice when you wander to find what will tempt your taste buds.

9. Harry Potter at Myer

For all those Harry Potter fans, this group is a great opportunity to go and stock up on your Harry Potter paraphernalia, and it’s the only destination in Australian where you can have an photo take holding the trolley at Platform 9 3/4.

10. Eureka Skydeck

Take a trip up to the 88th Floor of Eureka Tower to experience breathtaking views over Melbourne suspending 300m over the city. A must do if you have not experienced it.

1. MCG & National Sport Museum

Start the conference by experiencing an epic AFL battle between Richmond and Hawthorn. A great opportunity to get together and soak up all the MCG magic.

2. DFO South Wharf

Located near the conference venue, allow some time to go and visit DFO to grab some bargains.

3. Visit the Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens is a short distance from Melbourne CBD and located on the Yarra River. Find some time to take a walk or run in this beautiful oasis.

4. Shop at Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market is a location that is known for fresh produce and market stalls selling everything from clothing, art toys and much more.

5. City Circle Tram Tour

To catch the free City Circle Tram service (route number 35), simply board the tram at any of the specially marked stops on the route. A convenient way to get around central Melbourne.

6. Docklands

Take a stroll around Docklands to the many restaurants and bars on offer as well as the Melbourne Star Observation wheel a wonderful way to see the city.

7. Explore Graffiti Lanes

Graffiti lanes are a unique characteristic of Melbourne. The most recognized, most photogenic location in Melbourne would be Hosier Lane. So take yourself down and view the amazing art.

8. Go Food Hunting

There are many hidden laneways that deliver food delights from all around the world. Whether it is Middle Eastern, Mexican, Vietnamese or Italian you will be spoilt for choice when you wander to find what will tempt your taste buds.

9. Harry Potter at Myer

For all those Harry Potter fans, this group is a great opportunity to go and stock up on your Harry Potter paraphernalia, and it’s the only destination in Australian where you can have an photo take holding the trolley at Platform 9 3/4.

10. Eureka Skydeck

Take a trip up to the 88th Floor of Eureka Tower to experience breathtaking views over Melbourne suspending 300m over the city. A must do if you have not experienced it.

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