Monday, 23 May 2016

QVM Wins Bid For International Markets Conference

The Queen Victoria market and Melbourne (Wholesale Market Authority have been successful in a joint bid to host the international congress for the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) in September 2017.

The announcement was made over the weekend at the WUWM conference in Lublin, Poland. Melbourne’s combination of a new wholesale market at Epping and the impending renewal of QVM was seen as a clincher for the location of the next conference.

This will be a major event for Melbourne with an anticipated 400-500 national and international delegates attending the conference to be primarily hosted at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre at South Wharf.  During the course of the conference, delegates will also be visiting QVM and the wholesale markets in Epping to better understand more about the respective redevelopment and/or renewal of each site.

QVM Chairman, Paul Guerra, said “This congress couldn’t happen at a more exciting time for Melbourne and the Queen Victoria Market. We’re about to embark on a renewal program that will preserve and celebrate the market’s history and authentic atmosphere while allowing the market precinct to evolve to meet contemporary needs of traders, customers and our growing city. The congress presents a great opportunity to showcase Melbourne’s great markets while learning and sharing with other industry experts around the world”.

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