21 February 2018

The Victorian Government has locked in the world’s largest online video conference, VidCon, at the Melbourne Convention and Event Centre (MCEC) for another two years.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren welcomed the new deal following its successful debut in Australia’s creative capital in 2017.

Last year’s inaugural VidCon in Melbourne attracted more than 7,000 attendees, delivering a $9 million boost to our economy.

Melbourne is the only city in the Asia Pacific region to host the convention, which will see thousands of more digital content creators, online video fans and businesses come together later this year.

VidCon is a coup for Victoria’s digital creatives, giving them direct access to key global professionals and entrepreneurs in the online video community, including representatives from YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

The Victorian Government’s $205 million expansion of MCEC is paying dividends, having already helped secure up to 50 events from mid-2018 once it’s complete.

The new spaces and facilities are expected to bring an extra 74,000 international visitors to Victoria each year, spending on average around $693 a day at local cafes, restaurants and gift stores.

Not only will this redevelopment boost tourism, it will also create more than 900 new jobs and provide a massive boost to our economy each year.

VidCon will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 31 August – 2 September 2018. For more information or to buy tickets visit

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