CENTREPIECE - a large outdoor piazza and the Tennis HQ nearby offer breakout spaces. Credit: M&OP
MELBOURNE - Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) has announced that it will showcase its new convention centre, CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park at AIME 2020.
M&OP general manager of Premier Events & Experiences, Ms Lara Burnes, said, "With AIME just around the corner we can't wait to showcase the unique capabilities of CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park and what it means to both national and international planners and their future events.
"Located only minutes away from Melbourne's lively city, we're looking forward to guiding delegates on how we can help enhance their event and, more importantly, create unforgettable marvelous moments."
The venue costs A$972 million to redevelop, and will span three levels with indoor and outdoor function rooms catering for up to 3,000 guests. Its main ballroom has flexible configurations seating up to 1,400 guests for a gala dinner and up to 3,000 for a cocktail party.
F&B menus will serve locally sourced and seasonal produce, craft beers, Victorian wines, and high-quality coffee.
M&OP welcomes around 600 events annually, drawing some 2.5 million people and lies between Melbourne's CBD, the Botanic Gardens and Richmond, bound by the Yarra River. It takes 15 minutes to walk to Flinders Station via Birrarung Marr from the venue.
AIME 2020 will be held in Melbourne from 17-19 February.