Melbourne has won the hosting rights for two tech conferences â€“ 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 â€“ The ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACM MM 2024) in 2024.
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.
Combined, these events are expected to attract 1,200 blockchain and tech players to the city, deliver A$5.2 million in economic contribution to the Victorian economy, and some 2,850 room nights to the Victorian hotel and accommodation sector.
Both events will be hosted at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. WBS 2022 will be held from Setempber 15-16, 2022, while ACM MM 2024 will be held from October 28 to November 1, 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.