In summary

  • Swinburne University of Technology has announced a new partnership with Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB)
  • The partnership will connect Swinburne to global knowledge networks
  • Global and Community Engagement Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Interim) Dr Andrew J Smith welcomes the new partnership

Swinburne University of Technology has partnered with Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), forming part of MCB’s Knowledge Partnership Program.

As a premier business events agency and a subsidiary of Visit Victoria, MCB is well-placed to attract great minds to Melbourne through international conferences and knowledge-sharing events. The partnership will be one more way Swinburne steps up to the global stage in research and education, connecting us to new networks and fostering global innovation beyond our campuses and digital spaces.

Global and Community Engagement Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Interim) Dr Andrew J Smith says Swinburne will bring its rich expertise and resources across science and technology to the partnership, helping MCB in their aim to expand knowledge networks across Victoria and beyond.

’With our vision to bring people and technology together to build a better world, Swinburne will work together with our new industry partner, Melbourne Convention Bureau, to connect with people across sectors and around the world to share ideas, innovate and learn from each other,’ says Dr Smith.

MCB Chief Executive, Julia Swanson, says through the partnership Melbourne’s global position as a knowledge capital will be amplified and help develop local talent and innovation.

’We are thrilled to welcome Swinburne University of Technology into MCB’s Knowledge Partnership Program. Knowledge is undeniably a powerful currency in contemporary economies and in securing business events for Australia.

‘The MCB Knowledge Partnership Program provides a platform for us to attract the biggest and best international conferences to Melbourne and place our world-leading research on the global stage, develop connections to academics to facilitate strong education programs, powerful knowledge sharing and foster world-leading innovations.’

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