The stunning new Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is the venue of the 3rd World Congress of Asian Psychiatry (WCAP 2011). It is the first in the world to be awarded the "6 Star Green Star" environmental rating. The MCEC sits in the heart of the world's most versatile convention districts surrounded by hotels, entertainment complexes, boutique shopping, and fine dining. The venue is also just a short 20 minutes away from the international airport.
The new Convention Centre is a major Melbourne landmark, complementing the city's other iconic arts and cultural buildings. As well as being visually striking, its architecture and interior design will leave those who enter the space feeling like they have truly experienced Melbourne.
Melbourne Convention Exhibition and Centre
2 Clarendon Street
31 July – 4 August 2011
English is the official language of the Congress.
We recommend that all participants take out personal travel and health insurance for their trip. The Congress Secretariat and organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons, either during or indirectly arising from the WCAP 2011.
Melbourne has a hospitable, temperate climate with one of Australia’s lowest rainfalls.
Clothing is informal for all occasions.
Some participants may require a visa to travel to Australia. Participants are requested to check with the Australian consulate or diplomatic mission in their home country. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa with no commitment from the organizers to provide any financial support.
Letter of Invitation
Participants requiring a formal letter of invitation to enable them to make their arrangements to participate in the 3rd World Congress of Asian Psychiatry, may contact the secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org. Invitation letters will be issued after your registration.
Melbourne International Airport is open 24 hours, is curfew free and currently and average of 520 international flights per week to and from major destinations. 26 leading airlines fly international destinations from Melbourne. It is 20 kms away from/to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Getting into the City
SkyBus links Melbourne Airport to the centre of the city 24 hours a day, seven days a week, departing every 10 minutes - over 230 trips a day. With wheelchair access, on-board baggage storage, air conditioning and an average travel time of just 20 minutes and no reservations required, SkyBus is a cost-effective and low carbon way to travel between Melbourne Airport and the city. Visit www.skybus.com.au for more information.
Travel within Melbourne
The city has a comprehensive, efficient and well-organized public transport system. The company city grid network and transport facilities allow easy access to all major hotels, meeting venues and local attractions.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Organizers if you require any additional information or assistance. Please address all correspondence to:
2nd Floor, PICO Creative Centre
20 Kallang Avenue
Tel: +65 6292 4706
Fax: +65 6292 4721
A professional exhibition will be held concurrently with the Congress. For details, please contact: