Evolve 2021 moves to September in Melbourne to keep it in-person

Paul Colston | CMW

Industry association Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) has announced it is moving its industry conference Evolve 2021 to 8 September 2021 from the original 1 July date for the hybrid event. The decision comes after close monitoring of the lockdown situation in Melbourne and the likelihood of MEA members being permitted, or able to travel to Melbourne for the event at this time. The conference will proceed with a live event Melbourne on the new date, as a sign of MEA’s continued support of in-person events and the city of Melbourne. Nigel Collin, MEA chairperson commented: “The health and wellbeing of MEA members and the wider community is at the forefront of our decision and member’s safety is our main priority. It’s important to support live events and we want more delegates to travel to Melbourne to support the state, its venues and our sponsors, which is why we will still host Evolve 2021 in Melbourne in September.” “It’s a great opportunity for the industry come together and focus on best practice and rebuild confidence,” he added. Melbourne Convention Bureau chief executive Julia Swanson said, “There is no denying the current circuit breaker has been disruptive, but we know the...

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