Tuesday 15 February 2011
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) launched their innovative M Connect brand at Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) yesterday in Melbourne, taking the lead in technology within the Australian business events industry.
The MCEC offers two options under the M Connect brand that ensures visitors to the centre remain connected to the outside world with wireless internet.
M Connect – Free Wi-Fi
All visitors to the MCEC can access free Wi-Fi, a first for any centre in the country.
Delegates, event attendees and the general public will be able to stay connected to the web, Facebook, Twitter and check emails while out of the office by subscribing (free of charge) to the service via a login page.
M Connect – Platinum Wi-Fi
Event planners have the option of upgrading to a platinum Wi-Fi service that can be designed specifically for their delegates and offers unrestricted internet access, including Skype.
Platinum Wi-Fi can also provide a custom SSID with the event name and a custom authentication method.
This option of M Connect allows internet based workshops within meeting rooms and offers a generous download allowance. The cost for this service would depend upon your specific event requirements.
MCEC’s chief executive Leigh Harry says the creation of M Connect is a direct response to the changing needs of visitors to the MCEC and reflects our commitment to utilising technology within the venue.
Internet coverage will extend throughout the venue including meeting rooms, exhibition bays, the plenary and all other public spaces.