Official Event Brochure
Australia's Coffee Show
Following the overwhelming success of the 2013 Melbourne International coffee Expo, the 2014 show is set to continue as the largest and most dynamic coffee event for the coffee industry in the Australasian region. MICE2014 will again bring the industry together, officially commencing with the Global Coffee Review Leaders Symposium, where the industry’s most influential voices gather from around the globe to discuss pressing issues around the growth and development of the international coffee industry.
Then the fun begins at MICE2014, a dedicated four-day event showcasing 150 exhibitors. We will continue to build on the features that have made previous events successful for sponsors, exhibitors and attendees. The region’s business leaders will come together to educate, inform,
network and do business.
MICE2014 will proudly host the World Latte Art, World Coffee in Good Spirits and World Cup Tasters Championships in conjunction with the AASCA coffee championships, including the prestigious Australian Barista Championship, amongst other events. With MICE bringing these globally recognised events to Melbourne, we can again showcase our specialty coffee scene and cement its growing reputation as one of the best in the world. The four-day expo also provides an opportunity to attend satellite events in and around Melbourne, including roasting workshops, café tours, and endless networking opportunities to meet and greet the world’s top coffee industry personalities and decision-makers.
Admission & Showtimes
Thursday 15th May
10am - 5:30pm (trade visitors only)
Friday 16th May
10am - 5:30pm (trade visitors only)
Saturday 17th May
10am - 5:30pm (open to public)
Sunday 18th May
10am - 4pm (open to public)
How to get there
Melbourne International Coffee Expo – Travel information from Public Transport Victoria
How to get to the Melbourne Showgrounds
Melbourne International Coffee Expo – Travel information from Public Transport Victoria Melbourne Showgrounds is located on Epsom Road, Ascot Vale, just 15 minutes drive from the CBD and 15 minutes from the Melbourne International Airport. The Showgrounds is easily accessible for all visitors
Bus Route 472 runs every 20 minutes during the day from Williamstown to Moonee Ponds and stops at Flemington Racecourse. In the evening bus Route 472 runs every 40 minutes.
Melbourne is famous for their iconic trams and getting to the Showgrounds by tram is convenient and easy. Take Tram Route 57 (towards West Maribyrnong) from the corner of Elizabeth and Flinders street (Stop 1) to Melbourne Showgrounds (Stop 33).
Road access is just 15 minutes from the CBD via Flemington and Racecourse Roads, or off CityLink at Racecourse Road. Ample parking is available on-site at Melbourne Showgrounds. Visitors enter via Gate 7, Leonard Crescent off Langs Road. Exhibitors enter via Gate 5, Langs Road. Parking fees apply.
A taxi to the Showgrounds from the CBD should only take around 15 minutes. There is a taxi rank (for pickups and drop offs) located just outside the Showgrounds main entrance in Epsom Road, Ascot Vale. Bookings can be made by calling 13CABS (13 2227).
Enter ‘showgrounds’ into the online journey planner at http://www.ptv.vic.gov.au and receive a customised trip plan detailing all services and connections.
For train, tram or bus information, visit http://www.ptv.vic.gov.au
Overseas visitors please visit the Department of Immigration website at www.immi.gov.au for important travel information. Residents from most countries require visa to enter Australia. Please ensure you allow enough time for your application to be processed. Please also refer to the forms below for more information on applying for a visa.
Please refer to the document below for important information on customs and immigration into Australia.
Travel & Accommodation
Our travel partner, Corporate Traveller, is able to assist all exhibitors and visitors with their accommodation and travel needs for the duration of MICE, as well as before and after the show.