Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf VIC 3006
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River in South Wharf, just a short walk from Melbourne’s central business district and just a 20-minute drive from Melbourne Airport.
Recognised as Australasia’s Leading Meetings and Conference Centre in 2012 and 2013 by the prestigious World Travel Awards, MCEC connects you with everything you need for a successful event. This includes amazing spaces, leading technology, creative food and wine and staff with the skills and experience to bring it all together.
Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will take you to the Clarendon Street entrance. Otherwise, tram routes 70, 75 and the City Circle (Stop D5) take you to Flinders Street. For further tram timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website.
The closest station is Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in just a few stops. For further train timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website.
By Taxi or Uber
Ask your taxi or Uber driver to drop you off at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Clarendon Street entrance. There are two nearby taxi ranks – Crown, Clarendon Street and DFO, Convention Centre Place.
From Monday to Friday, bus route 237 goes via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street, which is roughly a five-minute walk to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. For further bus timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website.
1,060 undercover parking spaces are available, managed by Wilson Parking. Entrance and exit are off Normanby Road. The carpark is open 24 hours, seven days a week. Visit the Wilson Parking website for current parking fees.
The summit and social functions are non-smoking.
There are accessible toilets, ramps and lifts throughout our venue, including lift access from the car parks.
Parent Rooms are located in both the Convention and Exhibition Centres. These feature everything you need to change or feed in privacy and comfort.
Visit the Customer Service desk at either the Convention Centre Place or Clarendon Street entrances.
The 2019 ALPMA Summit shall be conducted in accordance with the relevant competition and anti-trust laws.
Attendees shall not enter into any discussion, activity or conduct that may infringe any applicable law.
Attendees are reminded not to, directly or indirectly, engage in anti-competitive conduct, including: price fixing; restrictive covenants; misuse of market power such as predatory pricing; exclusive dealing; resale price maintenance; or any other conduct which substantially lessens competition.
This applies not only to discussions at the summit but also to informal discussions before and during the summit. Should the summit discuss matters that are considered to be breach of competition law, the Organising Committee will close the meeting.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be available during the summit in the exhibition area and is included in your registration fee.
International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd reserves the right to deny entry and/or terminate the registration of any person who demonstrates behaviour that International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd deems to be inappropriate and/or a risk to others.
All prices quoted are in Australian Dollars (AUD).
An attendee list will be supplied to all attendees including exhibitors and partners. If you do not wish to have your details on the delegate list please ensure you indicate this on your registration form.
Please note any dietary requirements when registering for the summit. If you have purchased additional tickets for accompanying guest(s), please also indicate their requirements under your registration record. All dietary requirements will be forwarded to the venue.
All details are correct at the time of publication. The Organising Committee reserves the right to change the program and functions at any time without notice.
Opinions expressed by authors in their abstracts and during their presentations are personal and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Organising Committee members or the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association.
The dress code throughout the summit is neat casual. The dress code for each function is indicated in the function description on the Social Program page.
Unauthorised photography, audio taping, video recording, digital taping or any other form of duplication is strictly prohibited in summit sessions.
The electrical supply is 240 volts, 50Hz. The connection for appliances is a flat 3-pin plug of unique design. Most hotels provide 110 volt outlets for shavers.
The exhibition will be located in Exhibition Bays 23-24 of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a broad-based ten percent tax included in the shelf price of most Australian goods and services. The Tourist Refund Scheme allows international travellers to claim a GST refund (subject to certain conditions) on goods purchased in Australia. The refund only applies to items worn or goods taken on board as hand luggage when leaving the country.
For more information, please visit www.customs.gov.au.
Travellers to Australia need a valid passport or similar certificate of identification. Everyone, except travellers with Australian and New Zealand passports, requires a visa. You may ask your travel agent for advice or to have them organise your visa.
For more information, visit www.homeaffairs.gov.au.
The registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Participants are advised to take out personal insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions. Neither the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association nor International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd covers individuals against the cancellations of bookings for any reason including cancellation or postponement of the summit or for theft or damage to belongings.
In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association and International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates. Nor can the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association and International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd take responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the summit or associated activities. Insurance is the responsibility of the individual delegate.
A message board will be located near the registration desk. Please check here for all summit updates and messages as they will not be personally delivered.
Delegates are asked to set their mobile phones to silent when in sessions.
Name badges will be issued when registering at the summit. For security purposes the summit name badge must be worn at all times during the summit and social functions. Entry may be denied if no name badge is displayed.
International Conferences & Events (ICE) Pty Ltd will gather and record personal information necessary for your attendance at the summit. Personal information will be gathered, stored and disseminated in accordance with the National Privacy Principles.
Every endeavour has been made to produce an accurate program. The program is correct at time of printing.
The registration desk will be located in the concourse foyer on the ground level of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Please ensure that you take all items of value with you at all times when leaving a room. Do not leave bags or laptop computers unattended.
The summit, social functions and associated venues are non-smoking.
SUBSCRIBE TO UPDATES
Register to be kept up-to-date with our summit newsletters
Summit email newsletters will be posted here so you can stay up-to-date on the 2019 ALPMA Summit.
For media opportunities, please contact the Summit Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head to the online registration form to register. The preferred method of registration is via the online form, however if you experience issues with our online registration form, please contact us on +61 2 9368 1200.
Please refer to the registration page for a full breakdown on the registration types and entitlements.
If this is your first time registering for the 2019 ALPMA Summit, you will need to create a new account. If you have forgotten your password, there is the option to reset this. If you continue to have problems signing in, please contact us on +61 2 9368 1200.
The late registration fee is charged for all registrations received within ten (10) working days to the start of the summit.
Once your registration is finalised, you will receive a confirmation email indicating that you are officially registered. Attached to this email will be your tax invoice and receipt as proof of payment.
Registrations will be open until the end of the summit allowing you to register at your convenience.
Delegates are free to choose the concurrent sessions they would like to attend on the day, there is no need to register selections in advance.
Day registrations are available for the summit. Select your preferred day of attendance during the registration process.
Registrations cannot be shared. If a delegate is unable to attend, they may send a substitute in their place. Substitutions can be made by notification in writing to the Summit Manager at email@example.com.
We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX.
The online registration form requires full payment at the time of registration. If you require a tax invoice, please complete the manual registration form or contact the Summit Manager prior to completing the form.
No, all payments must be received prior to the summit commencing.
All cancellations and amendments cannot be accepted over the telephone. Cancellations and amendments must be sent in writing either by mail, fax or email to the Summit Manager. All cancellations will be proceed in line with 2019 ALPMA Summit’s cancellation policy.
Registration fees do not include insurance of any kind. Participants are advised to take out personal insurance, including cover for travel, accommodation and personal possessions.
A certificate of attendance personalised to reflect your registration will be emailed one week after the summit.
An electronic copy of the delegate list will be emailed to attendees after the summit.
No, everyone who attends the 2019 ALPMA Summit needs to be registered.
This will be subject to availability at the time of request.
Special rates have been negotiated for summit delegates at properties around the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. These rates are only available to summit delegates and bookings MUST be made via the online registration form. Do not contact the hotel directly to book these rates.
No, all accommodation bookings must be confirmed and guaranteed with a credit card.
No, the card is only used to guarantee the booking, not for full payment. Full payment can be made upon check-in or check-out depending on the hotel’s policy.
Yes, if you would like to pre-pay your accommodation please contact the Summit Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org who will request an invoice from the hotel on your behalf.
Each booking is managed through an event group block so hotels will often have this listed differently. For any and all accommodation queries, please contact the Summit Manager at email@example.com rather than going to the hotel directly.
At 30 days prior to the summit, all unsold accommodation rooms will be released back to the hotels. After this point, all bookings will be made on a request basis and will be subject to the hotel’s availability with rates often different to the special summit rates. It is for this reason that we encourage all accommodation bookings to have been made before 30 days prior to the summit.
All cancellations and amendments cannot be accepted over the telephone. Cancellations and amendments must be sent in writing either by mail, fax or email to the Summit Manager. All cancellations will proceed in line with the individual hotel’s cancellation policy.
Should you wish to extend your stay beyond the summit dates, please contact the Summit Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org advising of the check-in and check-out dates and the room type required. We will then make the booking on your behalf.
Victoria’s capital, Melbourne, sits on the Yarra River and around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Lauded for its sense of style and elegance, Melbourne boasts glamorous festivals and events, Australia’s best shopping, a lively passion for eating and drinking, and a flourishing interest in the arts. Restored and preserved nineteenth-century architecture, built following the discovery of gold, provides a heady reminder of a prosperous age, while beautifully tended parks and gardens present a therapeutic respite from the pace of city life.
Most visitors base themselves in the city centre, the buzzing commercial heart of Melbourne that is also home to museums, theatres, restaurants, bars and shops. Melbourne’s grid layout makes it an easy city to navigate, with most attractions within walking distance. Transport options include train, tram, bus or bike.
myki is Melbourne’s ticket to travel on the city’s trains, trams and buses. It is a plastic smartcard with stored value which can be topped up and used again. myki cards can be purchased online at the myki website, premium train stations, retail outlets displaying the myki sign (including 7-Elevens), or by calling 1800 800 007 (free from a land line) in Australia.
Metropolitan Melbourne is divided into two zones. When you touch your myki on and off the electronic readers as you travel, the lowest fare for your trip is deducted. Train travel completed before 7:00am on a weekday is free. For more information on zones, ticketing and timetables, visit the Public Transport Victoria website.
Shopping in Melbourne always comes with added extras, with laneway discoveries and cafe culture as much a part of the experience as the loot from local designers and the best of international brands.
Ever-evolving shopping choices make it possible to create a different shopping spree every time you venture out, whether you’re after high fashion or fine art, jewellery or accessories, homewares or stationery. The city’s myriad laneways and arcades harbour untold gems, inner city precincts spoil you for choice, while department stores and shopping centres continue to raise the bar.
The city’s passion for fashion is a serious matter, a fact not overlooked by international retail giants looking to establish Australian outposts, and local designers keen on getting a strong start.
Melbourne enjoys warm summers, glorious springs, mild autumns and crisp winters.
With its variable climate, Melbourne hots up December to February (summer), cools down March to May (autumn), chills out June to August (winter), and warms up again September to November (spring).
Keep an eye on all the events and activities that are happening in Melbourne in September 2019 for the full Melbournite experience.
The Australian Ballet: Sylvia
Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne | Until 10 September 2019
Meet the wonder woman of dance in Stanton Welch’s new production of Sylvia, for the Australian Ballet. [more information]
Drinking History Tours
Federation Square, Melbourne | Until 25 September 2019
This tour is a fun, unique and social way for Melbournians, visitors and groups alike to uncover the secrets behind this magnificent city. [more information]
Legends and Champions Tours
National Sports Museum, Jolimont | Until 31 October 2019
Celebrate the city’s sporting heritage this spring racing carnival at the MCG, the National Sports Museum, and Champions Racing Museum and Gallery. [more information]
Spring Racing Carnival
Racing Victoria, Flemington | Until 24 November 2019
Opening with the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield and closing with the Ballarat Cup at the end of November, the Spring Racing Carnival showcases some of the globe’s greatest equine athletes. Whilst racing is the central theme, the Spring Racing Carnival is about more than horses and jockeys as the worlds of sport, entertainment, food and fashion collide in a unique spectacle. [more information]
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Princess Theatre, Melbourne | Until 1 December 2019
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. [more information]