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Exhibitor Information 

WFevents has engaged ActionBrands to assist with your exhibition requirements for Comms Connect 2018, to be held in Halls 1,2 and 3 via Door 1 of the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, – Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre.

Click here for an overview of the MCEC

An integral component of the Comms Connect 2018 conference is the exhibition featuring sponsor companies. ActionBrands has been engaged by WFevents to ensure your involvement is both rewarding and runs smoothly.

Click here to review the exhibitor services available from the MCEC

There is a more detailed operations manual and exhibitors service kit available from the MCEC website.

Click here to order from exhibitors services on the MCEC website

How do I find the Conference Venue?

Halls 1,2 and 3 of the Melbourne Exhibiton Centre are towards the Spencer St end of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) and accessible via Door 1.  Refer to the map and google map link below if you to fins the MCEC.

Click here for the link to MCEC shown on Google Maps

Display Booths

The exhibition booths are being built by Moreton Hire and are constructed using white melamine walls. If you wish to attach posters to these walls you will need either velcro or yellow tack. The booth design is indicated below. Moretons Hire staff will be in touch with you regarding

  • any exhibition furniture you require,
  • any additional electrical requirements for power points or lights,
  • the details of your fascia signage.

evolve shell scheme

Evolve shell scheme diagrams with dimensions

The shell scheme booths have been upgrade to the Evolve design which allows for increased marketing artwork and design.
Click here to download the 3m by 3m shell scheme
Click here to download the 3m by 2m shell scheme

Where do I arrange additional furniture or electrical equipment?

Log in using your email address at the following link to access the order forms for furniture, fascia signage, additional light and power and shell scheme package.

Click here to login to obtain the Moreton Hire order forms

If you wish to contact Moreton Hire direct, please call Chloe Robinsoin or Danielle Paten at Moreton Hire on

Chloe Robinson

Danielle Paten

Can I send my exhibition equipment to the MCEC?

Agility Fairs & Events (a specialised exhibition and event logistics provider) has been appointed as the official logistics contractor to Comms Connect 2018. We highly recommend using Agility as their service is door-to-stand and they work weekends and outside normal business hours. Agility Fairs & Events will deliver your equipment to the exhibition floor to your booth in Hall 1,2 and3 of the MCEC, ready for set up.

Agility Fairs & Events can arrange all local, interstate and international transport services including delivery onto each exhibitors’ stand at the exhibition venue. Storage of early consignments, packing materials during the exhibition and storage after the exhibition can also be arranged.

Prior to the exhibition, Agility Fairs & Events will contact all exhibitors to discuss individual transportation and other logistics requirements.

In the meantime, to request a quote please, click here to login to obtain the Agility logistics quote form

For further information please contact:

Tony Matic, Logistics Manager
Agility Fairs & Events
28-32 Sky Rd, MELBOURNE AIRPORT VIC 3045

Agility Fairs & Events standard trading conditions apply for services provided – it is important that you are aware of these. Services include: transport, cranage, forklift, porterage, clearance, delivery, storage, positioning and all other onsite services.

If you choose to send your equipment by a common courier, ensure your items arrive between 12noon and 2pm on Tuesday 20th November only and that you have personnel on site to receive and sign for the equipment. Exhibitors who choose this method need to recognise the risk if goods are not delivered or delivered late which will affect your bump in time.

Do not send equipment to the venue that arrives prior to Tuesday 20th November as the shipment will be rejected.  MCEC staff will not sign and store any equipment.

If you choose to deliver your goods please do so via the loading dock indicated below.  Enter the loading dock from Normanby Street and follow the signage.  Roller door 1 provides access to Halls 1,2 and3. Unload your vehicle and then move the vehicle to one of the designated parking areas while you set up your displays. Do not arrive at the loading dock any earlier than 12noon on Tuesday 21st November.

MCEC Loading dock map

If the item can be carried, or taken in an airport style trolley case you will be able to transport your equipment from the parking bays to the exhibition area via the concourse.

Public liability insurance requirements

Exhibitors must hold adequate Public Liability Insurance cover for their stand, products and personnel. This refers to damage or injury caused to third parties/visitors on or in the vicinity of an exhibition stand. This must include the bump-in and bump-out times of the exhibition as well as for the duration of the exhibition.

Public liability insurance must also be included to the value of $10 million. Westwick Farrow cover general aisle way and gangway areas. This must be provided prior to personnel being allowed access to the exhibition.

In the interests of Occupational Health and Safety it is important to recognise that during move in and move out the exhibition is a CONSTRUCTION ZONE and extreme care must be taken at all times.

Please forward a copy of your certificate of currency for Public Liability Insurance to Katherine Lewis by Monday 29th October. Either email it to klewis@westwick-farrow.com.au or fax attention Katherine Lewis on 02 9489 1265.

When are the bump-in (set up) and bump-out (pack up) times?

Bump-in: Exhibitors can set-up from

Space Only – Custom Build Contractors from 09:00 Tuesday 20th November – Contact Ron McGregor on 0400 156 414 for access times and freight arrangements
Shell Scheme Booths and Exibitors on Custom Build Stands – from 13:00 to 18:00 Tuesday 20th November
All Exhibitors – 07:00 till 09:00 Wednesday 21st November

Bump-out: Exhibitors can commence break down of their display only after the conference closes at 15:30.

All Shell Scheme Exhibitors – 15.30 till 20:00 Thurs 22nd November

Custom Builders will commence bump out form 16:30.

For OHS compliance, it is important that exhibitors do not commence display breakdown while conference attendees are still in attendance.

Who do we seek assistance from regarding our exhibition setup?

ActionBrands staff will be in attendance at the venue during the bump in, conference and bump out. Ask for Ron McGregor or call him on 0400 156 414.

How do I arrange wireless internet access?

MCEC offer a free wifi service so that exhibitors can check email and browse the internet.

MCEC Wireless is ideally suited for sending and receiving emails, basic internet
browsing and downloading small amounts of information. This service is best
suited to be used by delegates and visitors to the MCEC who want to access
information in short time periods. A full set of MCEC Wireless Terms of Use are available from the MCEC Wireless portal.

If you need a dedicated broadband line contact Ron McGregor on 02 4391 0444 by November 5th 2018.

Where do we book accommodation for our representatives?

The following link will take you to a number and range of accommodation suggestions for your representatives. The (formerly) Hilton Hotel Melbourne, South Bank is adjacent to the venue.

Accommodation can be booked via the following link

What car parking is available at the MCEC?

If you’re driving to Comms Connect, there are five car parks available for use. Make sure you park in the Exhibition Centre Basement car park in order to obtain parking at the discounted rate at $24 per day. Please obtain the discounted rate ticket from the registration desk which will override the price to $24 on your exit.

Click here for more information on Parking at MCEC

ActionBrands staff look forward to assisting your successful involvement at Comms Connect 2018.

If you are interested in exhibiting at Comms Connect 2018 contact Paul Davis on 02 9487 2700.