Melbourne Convention and Exhibtion Centre, South Bank, Melbourne

SWC50 - The Century of Solar will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibtion Centre (MCEC).

We chose the MCEC not just for it's excellent location, but also it is a venue that is looking for and implementing ideas to be more sustainable through reductions in waste, plastic use, water, energy use and carbon emissions. It is the first convention centre in the world that was awarded a 6-star green star environmental rating. Read more about the MCEC sustainability initiatives here.

The MCEC is located in one of Melbourne’s newest precincts, South Wharf. Surrounded by restaurants, bars, attractions and hotels; visitors are spoilt for choice for things to see and do pre and post event. The MCEC's precinct partners, including MCEC’s onsite restaurants and cafes offer a 10% dining discount to any event attendee, upon presentation of their event ticket or lanyard on event day. Visit for participating outlets.

Venue Guide

  • Wednesday 2 December, 2020
    • Registration
    • Exhibition build
    • Welcome Reception
  • Thursday 3 - Friday 4 December, 2020
    • Registration Main Foyer 3
    • Plenary - Plenary 3
    • Exhibition and catering Main Foyer 3
    • Gala Dinner