The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is the name given to two adjacent buildings next to the Yarra River in South Wharf. It has hosted everything from meetings, conventions and exhibitions, to concerts, tradeshows and gala dinners.
The Melbourne Exhibition Centre has a pillarless floor space of 30,000 square metres, making it the largest pillarless floor space in the southern hemisphere. This building is also known as "Jeff's Shed", after a former premier of Victoria.
The Convention Centre consists of a 5,541 seat Plenary Hall that can be divided into three separate theatres, 32 meeting rooms of various sizes, a grand banquet room as well as a Hilton hotel, office, residential and retail space.