PROPOSED DATES: 28 – 31 March 2022 or 9 – 12 May 2022
If successful, the WD2022 conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The four-day conference includes a plenary as well as up to 18 concurrent sessions and a 20,000+sqm exhibition.
Australia’s bid is led by Melbourne Convention Bureau and a Local Advisory Committee consisting of key individuals across government and industry that align with Women Deliver’s values. Find out more here
One of Women Deliver’s key requirements is the ongoing involvement and support of the host country’s government. Australia’s bid demonstrates strong support across federal, state and local government. Find out more here.
OUR BIDDING JOURNEY SO FAR
In August 2018, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) submitted a bid for the right to host the Women Deliver global conference in 2022.
Melbourne has since been selected as a semi-finalist against two other cities, however it is not yet known which cities they are. It is confirmed that Melbourne is the only Australian city in consideration.
IN THE MEANTIME
The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will take place 3-6 June 2019 in Vancouver, Canada.
MCB has partnered with the State Government of Victoria to celebrate the launch of Melbourne’s bid to host Women Deliver 2022 with an official Bid Launch on Friday 14 June at Parliament House. Hosted by Victorian Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams MP, the morning tea is an opportunity to recognise Australian leaders and advocates who have worked tirelessly in their own fields to progress the country’s path to gender equality. This event is registered as an official Satellite Event as part of WD2019.
Women Deliver executives will conduct site visits of the shortlisted cities in late-2019. Australia’s gender equality and women’s rights community will be called on to support Melbourne’s site visit, find out how you can be involved here. A final decision made by the Women Deliver Executive Board is anticipated in early to mid-2020.