Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition

MAV Technology “Champions of Change” National Conference & Awards for Excellence will be held in Melbourne from 9-11 December 2020.


The focus of the conference is how we are transforming local government to serve and support communities in the digital era. Topics will include emerging technologies, AI, data ethics, business transformation, data governance, customer experience, smart cities, new and collaborative ways of working, digital access, equity and diversity – and navigating the massive cultural change that all this will bring. It will include case studies from rural, regional and metropolitan councils, state government, universities and the private sector.

The event will begin with a Welcome Reception on Level 46 at 55 Collins Place, Melbourne that will be attended by dignitaries including our keynote speakers, mayors, councillors, sponsors, partners and delegates from around the country.

The plenary program will be held in the Victory Room at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne which overlooks the football ground. The venue offers fabulous catering and an expansive trade exhibition space allowing for innovative and exciting new displays from our exhibitors.

The two days of plenary sessions will feature international keynote speakers and inspirational case studies from councils, other levels of government and other business sectors. Check out this year’s exciting line up here.

On night one of the conference, we host the MAV Technology Awards for Excellence Dinner. Held in the Medallion Room at Marvel Stadium, it will be a formal affair celebrating innovation in local government ICT in Victoria, and across Australia. We’ll have our live band on board to announce the awards in their usual entertaining way and provide a soundtrack for you to dance the night away, in all your finery.

On night two of the conference we offer an informal networking evening in The Fish Bowl at Melbourne Aquarium. The atmosphere, food and conversations are sure to be sensational.

On day three we offer a half-day walking tour of Melbourne’s globally significant Innovation Hub or your choice of two Masterclasses.

This conference is put together by local government, for local government.

MAV Technology member councils will enjoy heavily subsidized registration prices at less than half the cost of a standard registration. Special rates are also available for our interstate local government ICT association colleagues. Discounted accommodation options are available to suit every budget.

Registrations are now open.