> Q & A ABC TV, 08/2018

“The MECC team were fantastic and highly professional when setting up our live event. The logistics were managed exceptionally well and the staff went above and beyond to make our program shine. “
(David Vinycomb, Senior Technical Producer, ABC Entertainment and Specialist)


> myPHN Conference 2018

"The whole Mackay community warmly welcomed our delegates. Many delegates commented that the MECC’s quality of catering and service was of a higher standard than they have experienced in major city venues. Congratulations to the people of Mackay."
(John Gregg, CEO, Northern Queensland Primary Health Network)

Letter to the editor - The Daily Mercury, Tuesday 4 September 2018

“This is the second time ICMSA has delivered events for our clients in the Mackay Region. The Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre is a real find for a regional location.  The venue is purpose built, the catering is outstanding, and the team works hard to make our job easier.”
(Andrea O’Sullivan, Event Manager, ICMS Australasia)


> QLD Master Builders Awards 2018

“As always the team at the MECC were a delight to deal with form start to finish and the end result was a great event for our shared client.”
(Troy Berwick, Senior Project Manager, Dream Weavers Event Creators & Producers)

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> Rydges Mackay Suites

"The MECC is a major tourism asset and a huge drawcard for potential business events. They have been proactively marketing Mackay as a business events destination and have involved industry by leading Famil visits, and sharing leads. They are outstanding in their promotion of Mackay and work tirelessly with accommodation providers.”
(Jonathon Stubbs, General Manager, Rydges Mackay Suites)

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> 2018 Australian Wagyu Association Conference (AWA) "Wagyu Edge"

“The staff at the MECC are to be commended for their excellent catering.  With nearly 500 guests to cater for, the food provided was delicious and beautifully presented. Our annual conference is a highlight for the Wagyu industry and expectations are high – Mackay Regional Council and MECC created a fantastic environment to celebrate Wagyu and are to be commended for providing us with high quality facilities and a supportive community.”
(Dr Matt McDonagh, CEO Australian Wagyu Association)

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> CASE IH Step UP! 2018 Conference

“The MECC team was professional, friendly and efficient, in both the lead up and execution of our event. The MECC experience as a conference organiser is comparable if not better than capital city experiences!”
(Kellie-Ann Robinson, Event Organiser)

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> Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists

The Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT) held their annual conference at the MECC in April 2016. The ASSCT's Dr Arthur Pinkney commented on the ease of organizing the conference in Mackay.

Being able to host the entire program in the one venue is a real plus - that’s a rarity in a regional location,” he said. “We didn’t have to organise bus transport to ferry delegates to the technical sessions, as Mackay now has enough accommodation within walking distance of the convention centre.  The MECC is the perfect venue for an event of this scale.  And most importantly, the catering was outstanding and very efficient.”

> Yamaha Motor Australia

Barbara Murphy, National Marketing & Events Manager at Yamaha Motor Australia recently chose to host a national dealer meeting and exhibition at the MECC and a corporate dinner at the Clarion Marquee.  Barbara said, “Mackay really did impress us. The teams at both venues went above and beyond with a very high level of professionalism in service and the catering was first class.”


> Bendigo Bank

Arranging a 200 delegate conference from over 900km requires local knowledge and recommendations - anyone looking for a regional location should consider the MECC, from the facilities to the staff and their expert knowledge, they didn't let us down. (Fiona,  Community Banking & Engagement QLD)

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As a very wise man said, not so long ago… ‘It’s not the venue, it’s the people’. You would be hard-pressed to find a team as hardworking, professional and dedicated as the MECC staff.   Oh, and did I mention… their food is amazing . (Suzanna Barnes-Gillard, Chief Executive Officer, IPWEA Queensland - IPWEA Queensland Conference 2015)

> Bowen Basin Mining Club

I cannot thank the MECC enough for the outstanding job on the Qld Mining Contractor Awards night.  The decorations and catering from Grinders was nothing short of spectacular.  Lenine and the technical team did an outstanding job and they were a pleasure to work with.  Nothing is too much trouble for any department of the MECC and I cannot recommend it enough.  Having hosted events across Queensland, the MECC is certainly at the top of the list.  We will be back again soon! (Jodie, Bowen Basin Mining Club - Bowen Basin Mining Club Dinner 2014)

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> Diabetes Queensland

Excellent customer service, awesome venue and the catering was spot on. An event coordinators dream.(Claire, Diabetes Queensland - Exposing Diabetes Conference 2014)

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> Harmony Solutions International

Mackay's central location, and ease of access by air, road and rail, made the destination accessible and attractive to potential delegates and exhibitors happy to 'meet in the middle'. The MECC offers quality facilities and services as you would expect of a capital city with that fantastic easy going regional hospitality and flexibility. The staff bent over backwards to help us throughout the lead up and during the actual conference and the catering was nothing short of superb. (Kaye Duggan, Harmony Solutions International - PIA Conference 2013)

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> Local Buy

Thanks for making the seminar excellent! All of your staff were very professional and really made us feel welcome. (Marie, Local Buy 2013).
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> National Australia Bank

The MECC pulled together our events in such short lead time, they both went really well and we've had a lot of excellent feedback. The staff that were there on the day couldn't do enough to help, and made everything run like clockwork and were so pleasant to deal with! (Bree, NAB 2013).



The 2012 edition of the QME Mining Industry Conference was held at the MECC. The service provided by staff at the MECC pre-conference and onsite was excellent. The team were extremely helpful and the facilities at the MECC are state-of-the-art. They were very accommodating with last minute requests and provided exceptional support during the event. We look forward to working at the venue and with the team again. (Nina, Event Manager, Reed Exhibitions - Australia)

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> The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Thank you so much for all your help to make our event seamless! The event went really well. Thank you to your organisation in getting everything spot on. Your staff knowledge and helpfulness was beyond anything I had imagined. Definitely the best conference centre I have done an event at - nothing was a problem, and when we had little things pop up like extra printing and speaker demands they were dealt with quickly and professionally. Looks like I will be trying for some more Mackay events. (Georgina, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners).

> Master Builders

Thank you once again for catering our awards night. Your staff were professional and courteous and the food was magnificent. We've received many favourable comments about the quality of the food. Malcolm and I look forward to working with you again for our function next year. (Tanya, Master Builders).

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> Infocus

Saturday morning was very successful thanks in a great part to the great staff at the MECC and of course Sonya and her team. We have received very positive feedback as we do every year.The room change actually ended up the best thing that could have happened, with the hallway set up with the bars it looked great. Thanks for your help with all this and hope to see you next year. (Kathleen, Infocus Money Management)

> Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists

The ASSCT conference rotates among five sugar towns in Queensland and New Sout Wales so I've experienced a wide range of venues. The MECC was a delight with whom to deal. Unfortunately, it will be five years before the ASSCT returns to Mackay. (Bill, Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists)

> Action Brands

Im just writing to say thank you for all the help you and your staff provided us fo yet another successful Roadshow. We greatly appreciate all the efforts you and your staff put into ensuring the day runs smoothly. We look forward to returning to your venue yet again next year! (Alicia, Action Brands).