In an Australian first, Melbourne will host the largest blockchain series in the world – The World Block Chain Summit (WBS) 2022 and the Association for Computing Machinery’s annual international conference on multimedia – The ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM 2024) in 2024.
Combined these events 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.
An elite gathering of technology leaders
The WBS takes place in over 16 destinations across the world and brings together an elite gathering of technology leaders, start-ups and enterprises from over 52 countries to share, educate and discuss the latest trends in emerging technologies
Both events will be hosted at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, kicking off with The World BlockChain Summit from 15-16 September 2022 and from 28 October – 1 November 2024, the ACM MM 2024. 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.