Sustainable business events

The Melbourne Convention Bureau's (MCB) goal is to secure business events that have a positive impact on the social, environmental and economic aspects of the city, and to reinforce our position as a safe, sustainable and innovative destination worldwide.

Melbourne works hard to prioritise sustainability efforts within the business events industry. We urge our association and corporate clients, and delegates, to join us in achieving our collective sustainability goals.

Did you know?

  • Melbourne (Australia's largest capital city) ranked number one in the 2023 Sustainability GDS Index and in the top five in Asia Pacific
  • Victoria was one of the first jurisdictions in the world to put a net zero emissions target in law, bringing forward the commitment to achieve net zero from 2050 to 2045.
  • The City of Melbourne's operations have been climate-active certified since 2012
  • The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) was the first convention centre in the world to achieve a 6 Green-Star Environmental rating
  • MCEC has been Earth Check certified since 2009 and achieved Gold status in 2016
  • Problematic single-use plastics were banned for use and sale in Victoria in early 2023
  • Melbourne's city trams run on renewable energy generated by solar farms


MCB CEO and industry partners share how seriously Melbourne takes sustainability when it comes to business events

Let's get practical

Here are some fantastic examples of how you can work with local Melbourne suppliers to maximise your sustainability outcomes.

Coda set out to disrupt traditional medical conferences and embed sustainability into their planning right from the word go.

Their achievements were made easy with access to so many Melbourne business event suppliers capable of supporting Coda's sustainability goals.

MCB partner Arinex - an event and destination management company - shares how Melbourne's business events industry and MCB can support your sustainability goals

To find out more about MCB's commitment, read our Sustainability Policy.

Include Melbourne in your next bid opportunity

Melbourne’s infrastructure capability to host large conventions in the heart of the city, outstanding sustainability credentials, ‘Team Melbourne’ approach and proximity to nearby cultural, nature and wildlife tourist attractions are just some of the reasons why your organisation should include Melbourne in your next bid opportunity.

Learn more about Why Melbourne and reach out to the MCB team for further information for free business event support.