COVID-19 Information

As a result of the effects of COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel MICE2020. It’s become clear that with Government and travel restrictions that the event would be unable to be safely or practically operated. 

We want to ensure that we’re delivering the best possible event experience for all attendees, exhibitors and competitors. We also take the safety of all our attendees, exhibitors, competitors, judges, volunteers and staff very seriously. 

MICE will next be held from 9 – 11 September 2021, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

We look forward to welcoming the world coffee community to Melbourne in 2021. 


I bought a ticket to MICE2020. Is my ticket still valid for the new dates in 2021?

Yes! Your ticket will still allow you to enter the re-scheduled expo.


I will not be able to attend MICE2021 during the revised dates. Can my ticket be refunded or transferred to another?

All MICE2020 Ticket holders have been advised of the cancellation and have 30 days from the notification to get a full refund.

View our ticket terms and conditions here.


Do I need to request an updated invitation letter for my visa application?

Yes, as the letters applied to the 2020 event, any letters of invitation will need to be reissued. For invitation letters, please send your request along with your ticket confirmation and passport details to


What should I do with my travel and hotel booking?

If you have booked your travel and accommodation through FBI Travel, please contact them directly.

If you made travel and accommodation arrangements personally, please contact the relevant airline/agent/hotel and explain the situation. They should be able to re-schedule your bookings.


My hotel/airline/travel agency did not accept my request to reschedule and is not willing to reimburse me. Will MICE reimburse me?

Unfortunately neither MICE, WCE or associated partners can be responsible for any financial engagements undertaken by third parties. The restrictions and instability brought about by COVID-19 and the state government have caused the need to reschedule the event in order to guarantee the wellbeing and safety of delegates, staff and suppliers.


Will the World Barista Championships and World Brewers Cup still be run during the revised MICE dates?

The 2021 World Barista Championship will be held in Athens, as the tender was awarded well ahead of COVID.