MCEC Arial

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

You know how the layouts of supermarkets are designed to give you, the shopper, as many opportunities to spend your hard-earned cash as possible?

Similarly, in 2020, we've re-engineered the layout of Pause Fest to give you, the future builders, as many opportunities to network, develop and grow your industry ideas as possible.

Pause Fest celebrates ten years of Australian innovation with stellar tech titans taking the stage. The festival will run from 5 - 7 February 2020 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).

 

MCEC Sovreign

Beyond Stage - Sovereign Room

With its grand staircase and striking ceiling, the Sovereign Room creates a real sense of occasion. In this room, you will hear from global thought leaders as they share, discuss and debate about significant game-changing topics. Located on level one of the MCEC, it can host 860 people.

 

MCEC Eureka23

Next Stage - Eureka Room 2 & 3

Want to have a sneak peek at the next big thing? Or are you keen to hear from the people invigorating the local ecosystem and what this means for you? This stage will deliver just that in every possible way. Hear from the local heroes on what's coming around the corner. Located on MCEC's ground level with a capacity of 340.

 

MCEC Eureka1

New Stage - Eureka Room 1

Want to have a sneak peek at the next big thing? Or are you keen to hear from the people invigorating the local ecosystem and what this means for you? This stage will deliver just that in every possible way. Hear from the local heroes on what's coming around the corner. Located on MCEC's ground level with a capacity of 180.

 

MCEC Workshop

Workshop Area 1 & 2 - Courtyard Room

This year we have the opportunity to offer you not one, but two rooms for workshops that provide complete comfort and flexibility. The rooms are specifically designed for meetings and presentations, with plenty of natural light and fresh air from the adjoining courtyard. Located on the ground floor. They each have a maximum capacity of 30.

 

MCEC TechGarden

Tech Garden Expo - Loading Bays 23 & 24

The Tech Garden Expo returns bigger and better than before. Three times bigger that is! Spread across 3,000m2 the new expansion of Tech Garden Expo will make it the buzziest and interactive floor in the entire festival. Apart from exhibitors, expect meetups, mentoring sessions, job fair, a chill-out area, a co-working space, food trucks and coffee pop-up, a special startup stage and startup expo. The party is happening right here, and the best part of it all is you can now register to attend for free HERE.

 

MCEC Courtyard

Courtyard

A place to chill out, meet and network outside but in the shade. Get some fresh air with a person you just met and exchange ideas or talk about the project you are working on. Who knows - you might just break down that wall you've hit with some new perspectives!

 

MCEC Social

Social Zone

Adjoining the Courtyard is an ample space catering for more interaction at the heart of the venue with a cafe on the left side for light food and coffees. This space has pockets of lounging areas where you can recharge and have a chat with someone new.

 

MCEC CafeBars

Cafes & Restaurants

South Wharf is home to a diverse mix of bars and restaurants for you to discover. Attend an event at MCEC and show your event lanyard or ticket to receive 10% off at any of the restaurants and bars listed here. 

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