Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is recognised as Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre in 2013 and 2012 by the prestigious World Travel Awards. MCEC includes amazing spaces, leading technology and creative food and wine. Visitors are often struck by the architectural brilliance of MCEC, which has won some of Australia’s most prestigious architecture and design awards.
Its main entrance of metal blades tilted at an angle and supported by a pair of yellow rods has placed it on the list of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings. In 1996 the Exhibition Centre was awarded the Sir Zelman Cowen Award for public architecture.The triangular form of the building relates to its site, a key focal point for Melbourne’s urban axis that runs through the Central Business District, Docklands and the Yarra R iver.