Bringing the world to Melbourne

The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program unites and supports leading Victorians to establish, secure and host international conferences that promote our state's expertise around the world, boost our economy and bring thought leadership to Victoria.

With the Governor of Victoria as Patron-in-Chief and the Premier of Victoria as Patron, Club Melbourne harnesses the passion of our city's elite thinkers, bringing together leaders in diverse fields with a common goal to contribute to Victoria's economic growth and international reputation.

Owned and led by Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre with collaboration and support from the Melbourne Convention Bureau and the Victorian State Government, the program has delivered over 110 international conferences worth over $640 million to become one of the world's most influential Ambassador programs.

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World Congress keeping ageing populations healthy

June 2016

The World Congress on Active Ageing will be hosted by Victoria University's Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 28 June – 1 July 2016. 

If you visit the World Congress of Active Ageing website, you will read that “in light of significantly increasing governmental focus on keeping their ageing populations healthier and active, this conference will prove to be the largest gathering of experts and stakeholders in the field of Active Ageing ever assembled.”

The statement directs us to the reality that in the 21st century the average age of the global population (but in particular those of first world countries) will increase dramatically. 

Between 2012 and 2060, it is estimated that people in Australia aged 75 years or more will jump from 6.4% to an astounding 14.4% of the population.

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