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February 17, 2016

Melbourne to Host First PCMA Citywide Auction Outside North America

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has announced that Melbourne, Australia, is the featured city for bid for its Citywide Auction - the auction’s first destination outside of North America. PCMA, in partnership with the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), launched the “2016 PCMA Citywide Auction of Melbourne” during Convening Leaders in January. The auction offers a unique opportunity for business event and conference organizers to bid on an event package at MCEC valued at USD$350,000 at a starting bid of USD$125,000.

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This fully-inclusive auction package includes:

* Use of MCEC’s 52 meeting rooms and 30,000 square meters of pillar-less exhibition bays for up to seven days, to the value of USD$350,000
* A dedicated event manager and in-house audio visual project manager to bring your event to life
* Award-winning food and beverage packages
* Exposure on MCEC’s website and the use of digital signage to promote your event
* Use of all pre-installed technology
* Convention servicing support from MCB

PCMA’s Citywide Auction is designed to raise money for the association’s high-level meetings industry education efforts.

Throughout 2016, PCMA will highlight a number of unique features of this year’s auction in Melbourne.  Bidding is now open and closes November 30, 2016, at 5pm CST. Opening bids start at $125,000. If a bidder chooses the “buy now” option, the cost is $150,000 and the auction will close immediately.

For full terms and conditions and to place a bid, visit: www.pcma.org/citywide-auction or www.cometomelbourne.com

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