Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition

MAV Technology “Champions of Change” National Conference & Awards for Excellence will be held in Melbourne from 27-29 April 2021.


The focus of the conference is how we are transforming local government to serve and support communities in the Covid 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 on 27 April 2021 with an optional walking tour of Melbourne’s Innovation Districts or your choice of Masterclasses. A Welcome Reception will be held that evening on the boundary line at Marvel Stadium and 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 on 28 & 29 April 2021 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 COVIDSafe, innovative and exciting new displays from our exhibitors.

The two days of plenary sessions will feature expert and entertaining keynote speakers and inspirational case studies from councils, other levels of government and other business sectors.

On the evening of 28 April, we will host our much-loved Networking Evening at Melbourne Aquarium. It is a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues and business reps in an informal environment.

On the evening of 29 April, 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 announce the awards in our customary entertaining way.

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.

Virtual attendance options are available for those who are unable to attend in person.