new hotel will provide the city with nearly 1000 hotel rooms -
making it Australia's largest convention hotel and differentiating
it from other state capitals.
Mr Grimmer says Melbourne remains strong in attracting
MICE business from virtually every market segment
(Melbourne is currently ranked 13th in the world by ICCA)
but its overriding strength is its ability to attract business from
the high tech, medical and bio tech industries.
"Part of the reason why we're holding the International
Congress of Genetics in July is because much of the world's
leading genetic research is taking place here. We've been
designated by the federal government as the centre for stem cell
research, while our cancer research programs are also strong.
"Melbourne is a world leader in medical research and as a
result we do well in attracting those types of conventions."
Other conventions, festivals
and meetings earmarked for
Melbourne this year include the
first Melbourne International
Music and Blues Festival this
month, featuring international
music legends, Bob Dylan, Ray
Charles and Wilson Pickett, the 13th Commonwealth Law
Conference, Vinitech Australia in July and the Billy Graham
Evangelistic Association National Conference in September.
*According to a survey by London based Economist Intelligence
Unit (EIU), the business information arm of the Economist
Group.The survey assessed the level of hardship for expatriates in
130 cities and rated Melbourne equal first with Vancouver.
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