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Melbourne & Olympic Parks Unveils New Function Centre at IMEX America

Released by Melbourne & Olympic Parks on Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Melbourne & Olympic Parks Unveils New Function Centre at IMEX America

Melbourne & Olympic Parks (M&OP) – home to some of Australia’s top sporting and entertainment events, including the Australian Open Grand Slam – has announced it will showcase its new function and media centre at IMEX America, to be held at the Las Vegas Sands Expo and Convention Center 10–12 September 2019.

Located in Australia’s cultural capital Melbourne, CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park is just minutes from the bustling downtown city centre and connected by path, rail, road and river.

The venue is also located in the heart of Melbourne & Olympic Parks grounds, surrounded by lush greenery and native flora and fauna.

“Australia is a cultural hub – a melting pot of great food and drink, art and entertainment, and of course, sports. CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park adds another string to our bow, offering an incredible variety of unique event spaces with the world-class service our clients know and love,” said Lara Burnes, General Manager, Premier Events & Experiences.

“We’re on the countdown to 2022 – and we’re looking forward to our newest venue coming to life and delivering unparalleled event experiences; creating marvellous moments Down Under,” says Burnes.

CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park offers indoor and outdoor function spaces, spanning three levels. With the capability and flexibility to host both large-scale and smaller, intimate events, it can host from 10 to 3000 guests – easily transformed to cater for conferences, gala dinners and cocktail parties, bringing stunning views of the city’s skyline and surrounding parklands to guests.

Architecturally designed, the new centre will include 8.5-metre (27.88 ft) high ceilings and floorto-ceiling windows, projecting natural light across a generous 2000 sqm (21,528 sq. ft) pillarless ballroom and 800 sqm (8611 sq. ft) pre-function area. Across two levels, the upper floor will feature a 250-seat auditorium, with 15 breakout rooms and outdoor terraces with uninterrupted views of the Melbourne city skyline.

It boasts a state-of-the-art production kitchen for unique dining experiences. The venue’s menu will be individually designed for each event around its ‘Paddock to Plate’ philosophy focussed on locally sourced and seasonal produce – including supplies from award-winning local wineries and distilleries.

Part of a multi-year $972 million redevelopment, CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park has now entered its final stage of development and is scheduled for completion in late 2021. It will join M&OP’s line-up of world-class Australian venues: Rod Laver Arena, AAMI Park, Margaret Court Arena and Melbourne Arena.

Bookings are now open for February 2022 and beyond. For more information on CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park visit centrepiecemelbourne.com.au For expressions of interest or to book an appointment with M&OP at IMEX America 2019 (booth number B4031), please visit the IMEX America portal or contact Lara Burnes at lburns.mopt.vic.gov.au.