Perth Convention Exhibition Center, Perth

Perth Convention Exhibition Center, Perth

The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is a public-subsidised, privately owned convention centre located on the Swan River river foreshore, close to the Perth CBD, between Mounts Bay Road and the Mitchell Freeway off-ramp. The centre contains state-of-the-art technical facilities, six exhibition pavilions, a 2,500 seat theatre, banquet/ballrooms and 23 meeting rooms.

Built by Multiplex and officially opened in August 2004 by the Hon Dr Geoff Gallop, MLA, Premier of Western Australia, its construction was extremely controversial, owing to an overblown budget and an unprepossessing external appearance. It has been described as a "Soviet-era mausoleum" and a "giant grey cockroach", as well as a white elephant whose financial viability has been questionable. However, it made it possible for Perth to host the 2011 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), with heads of state and official delegates of more than 50 member countries.

The building is WA's only purpose-built convention centre and can cater for functions of up to 5000 delegates. The project was aimed at attracting major conventions to Perth, with the State's tourism and hospitality industries in mind. The centre has two public lifts, one travelling from the underground car park, through level one, concluding at level two; the other from level two to level three.

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Sight Name: Perth Convention Exhibition Center
Sight Location: Perth, Australia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Perth Cultural Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Perth, Australia

Create Your Own Walk in Perth

Create Your Own Walk in Perth

Creating your own self-guided walk in Perth is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Skyscrapers in Perth Walking Tour

Skyscrapers in Perth Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Shopping Walk in Perth

Shopping Walk in Perth

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
East Perth Walking Tour

East Perth Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Museums and Galleries in Perth

Museums and Galleries in Perth

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Perth Cultural Walking Tour

Perth Cultural Walking Tour

Perth is the historic and cultural center of Western Australia, and has plenty of places to showcase it. This tour will lead you through the sites, both ancient and modern, where culture is presented. If you want to see, touch and feel it during a walking tour of Perth - consider the following list of cultural attractions:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 km