The 2013 IBM Systems Technical Symposium will be held at Crown Conference Centre, part of the Crown Entertainment Complex, in vibrant Southbank at the southern edge of Melbourne’s.
Crown Conference Centre is located at 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank.
More information on the venue can be found at: http://www.crowneventsandconferences.com.au/
Melbourne was founded in 1835 and is Victoria’s capital city and the business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of the state.
The City of Melbourne municipality covers 37.6 sq km and has a residential population of around 100,611 (as of 2011). On an average day, around 805,000 people use the city, and Melbourne hosts over a million international visitors each year.
All of these residents, workers, shoppers and travellers can take a break in one of the around 145,000 cafe or restaurant seats, or walk through some of its 471 hectares of parkland. They can visit Melbourne's tallest building, the 300m high Eureka Tower, or its oldest building, the Mitre Tavern, built in 1837.
The entire Melbourne metropolitan area covers 7694 sq km and has a population of around 4.1 million.
Melbourne’s appeal (currently ranked as the most livable city in the world) is the emotion, feeling and memory of experience built around the city’s distinctive physical characteristics:
Melbourne has a feeling of openness and natural light. Building height limits and heritage controls have kept the city at a human scale while highlighting its diversity and creativity.
At the street level, Melbourne’s labyrinth of connecting laneways and arcades provide an ‘other world’ experience of intimate spaces and mystery, home to many of Melbourne’s bar, dining and shopping ‘secrets’.
Melbourne provides a logical canvas for artistic expression and its laneways are home to sometimes controversial street art. Melburnians also love a party, with the year-round calendar of events offering something for everyone.
The city has a strong culture of philanthropy and volunteering, and Melburnians are known for being friendly and inclusive.