IACC Australia Asia Pacific 3-Day Study Tour

Melbourne, Australia | 21-23 February 2024

Join IACC’s Australia Asia Pacific Chapter for a 3-day Study Tour in Melbourne’s CBD and the vineyards at Mornington Peninsula

This study tour brings together professionals of the meeting industry community and offers industry insights, networking opportunities and tastes of delicious local food & wine. The theme for this year’s tour is topical and one which will be hotly debated throughout the course of the event, Is technology the future of Hospitality?

Study Tour Highlights

Your experience includes:

  • Exposure and insight into six event venues.
  • Presentations and insights on topical issues from thought leaders in the event industry
  • IACC Australia Asia Pacific Copper Skillet Competition
  • Visit and tour three vineyards in the Mornington Peninsula. Lunch included
  • Half-day visit at the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), including a Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) tour.
  • Networking Dinner at Red Spice Road, a premier modern Southeast Asian restaurant

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What to Expect

Greetings All,

We are thrilled to extend our warmest invitation to join us for an unforgettable adventure in sunny Australia! Prepare yourself for an action-packed three-day tour that promises to leave you with new experiences and insights in the region’s event industry.

Our journey kicks off at Cliftons Freshwater Place, nestled in the vibrant Southbank area of Melbourne. You will tour the venue, engage in fascinating industry discussions, and indulge in a tasty light lunch. Afterwards, a short stroll will lead us to the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) at the prestigious Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Enjoy an exclusive private tour of the MCEC, connect with event planners and exhibitors from across the Asia Pacific Region and hear insights from the region’s brightest minds in the event industry. And as the day draws to a close, we’ll gather at Cliftons once more for drinks and canapes, all while witnessing the excitement of the Australia Asia Pacific leg of the IACC Copper Skillet competition.

On Day Two, a chartered bus will take us to the Mornington Peninsula hinterland. Over the day, you will experience the hospitality of several wineries. Enjoy gourmet delights, including a luncheon complete with a wine tasting. Returning to Melbourne, we’ll end the day at Red Spice Road, where the talented Head Chef John McLeay will showcase flavours and techniques from Southeast Asia, transporting you to a world of culinary delights.

Day Three promises to be equally busy as we explore four impressive conference facilities in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Brace yourself for captivating discussions and thought-provoking insights from industry leaders, all centered around elevating the event experience and the power of face-to-face gatherings. We also have a surprise speaker to conclude our day!

Now is the time to seize this fantastic opportunity and join fellow meeting professionals from across Australia, Asia, and beyond. Secure your spot and register now for this truly extraordinary event in Melbourne this coming February.

Until then, safe travels and see you soon!

Board of the IACC Australia Asia Pacific Chapter

Day 1
Day 2:
Day 3:
  • Explore 4 exceptional conference facilities in and around Melbourne CBD, including IACC members Karstens and more.
  • Tour venues and hear presentations on topical issues of the day.


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