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Mice Asia Net : October 2008
convention centres LEFT: Ready and waiting at the Darwin Convention Centre. BELOW: Japan's ©Makuhari Messe, Exhibition Halls 9-11. hospitality lounges plus organiser’s offices and suites. • A grand ballroom capable of accommodating 2380 delegates. • A conference hall for 1800 delegates. • A banquet hall with barrel vaulted ceilings and a grand style décor, for up to 740 people theatre-style. • A further 20 meeting rooms that accommodate between 43 to 224 delegates. There are 1500 hotel rooms on-site and more than 10,000 rooms within 10 minutes of the venue. Visit www.klccconventioncentre.com for further details. Darwin Convention Centre One of the newest convention centres to open in the Asia Pacific in recent months is the Darwin Convention Centre in the “top end” of Australia. The centre, built at a cost of $115 million, is located on Darwin’s stunning waterfront precinct, and offers a total floor area of 22,900 square metres, and conference facilities for up to 4000 delegates. The auditorium can accommodate up to 1500 delegates in tiered seating, and is divisible by two, while the exhibition halls cover a 4000 square metre area, with the capacity for up to 225 exhibition booths, 3000 delegates banquet-style, or 4200 delegates theatre-style. The Waterfront Rooms can cater for up to 630 delegates theatre- style, and are divisible by three. Additional meeting rooms can accommodate from 70 to 170 delegates theatre-style. For details visit www.darwinconvention.com.au. Makuhari Messe (Tokyo) For companies looking at hosting large-scale events in Japan, it is hard to go past Makuhari Messe, conveniently located halfway between central Tokyo and the New Tokyo International Airport (Narita Airport). Makuhari Messe integrates the International Exhibition Hall, International Conference Hall, and the Makuhari Event Hall on a sprawling 210,000 square metres of land to form one of the most well-known convention facilities in Japan. With an ideal location just between the heart of Tokyo and Narita International Airport, and a parking area with a capacity of 6000 vehicles, getting to Makuhari is remarkably convenient. Hall 1 through to Hall 8 is a flexible space that can be used in its entirety at 54,000 square metres or subdivided using movable partitions. This exhibition area was opened in 1997 with a total area of 18,000 square metres. The conference hall has 18 meeting rooms that can be used in a wide variety of ways, from receptions to seminars. The Makuhari Event Hall is the largest space, and can comfortably seat up to 9000 delegates. For details visit www.m-messe.co.jp. miceAsia.net 25