SUPPORT FROM THE COMMONWEALTH AND VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT
Opportunity for WD2022 to showcase Australia’s achievements on gender equality and women’s empowerment, both in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
SUPPORT FROM THE GENDER EQUALITY COMMUNITY ACROSS THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION
Australia’s bid has received support from the gender equality community across the Asia Pacific region. Hosting the conference in Melbourne will provide the region with a platform to leverage their gender equality efforts and catalyse investment.
Australia has formed a Local Advisory Committee with a diverse representation across different sectors to support our bid.
Australia is a gateway to the Pacific region and brings together cultures from more than 15 small island Pacific nations. The issues and challenges for women and girls across our region are unique but will have resonance with many other countries and communities.
Australia’s bid extends beyond the 2022 Conference in Melbourne
WD2022 in Melbourne will be an opportunity galvanise the work of our international partners and drive new investments in gender equality both in Australia and globally.
Australia is well placed to bring together key national and international stakeholders in the sector to advance the gender equality narrative and develop future-focused initiatives that truly address the barriers to women’s empowerment.
Melbourne is the top ranked sustainable business events destination in the Asia Pacific region and ranked eight globally (GDS-Index 2018).
MCEC strive to be leaders in sustainable business practice; the first convention centre in the world to be awarded a 6-star green star environmental rating.
Melbourne is a proudly accessible city; with venues, services and facilities designed to make your trip accessible, easy and enjoyable.
MCEC provides an environment for visitors, contractors and staff that is inclusive and addresses the needs of all users of their venue, enforced by their Accessibility Plan.
PREMIER EVENT DESTINATION
Melbourne is a safe, friendly destination with a track record of delivering successful events.
MCEC is Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre, with a central location, state-of-the-art audio visual and versatile, inclusive facilities.
The Australian Government is committed to making conferences in Australia easy to attend with a streamlined visa process.
Melbourne has excellent international and domestic flight connectivity
Up to 10% off Qantas and One
Reduced accommodation rates
Free public tram travel in the city centre
Free Wi-Fi in the city and at MCEC
Funding secured for scholarships offered by Women Deliver