Venue Partners

Accommodation Partner

Crowne Plaza Melbourne, an IHG Hotel, is your hotel for upscale accommodation located on site and is within walking distance to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, public transport and only 25 minutes from Melbourne International Airport.  

The hotel’s 432 newly transformed guestrooms and suites provide an aspirational style that delivers a sense of personality, quality and warmth; the perfect place to retreat and relax after a day of meetings or special event.  Contemporary bathrooms, walk in showers, premium bedding, designer furnishings and commissioned artwork are a standard.  

Contact your event executive to arrange a viewing or to obtain a rate for your conference, meeting or event.


Yugo is rooted in storytelling. From the food Chef Matthew Butcher dreams up with the culinary team, inspired by his travels around the world and through Japan, to the beverage program complete with a list of storied wines full of personality, sourced from the far reaches of the world and Australia. Each meal is an experience at Yugo – a story that the passionate staff are excited to share every day.

Yugo’s private dining room is the ultimate space for an intimate dinner for 8 – 12 guests. Our unique Cube frosts at the click of the button, allowing a completely immersive experience where diners are encapsulated in a private room amongst a bustling restaurant. Our private space heightens the sensory dining experience, as all other distractions are removed whilst you dine within the Cube.

Dive Bar has the personality of a cool kid that grew up and developed a discerning taste. Featuring an imaginative cocktail list, with a menu of small plates sure to tempt, Dive Bar is where guests and locals know they’ll have a good time. It’s the place to socialize and play into the late night and to dance to your favourite tunes on our custom-designed jukebox.

Pow Wow—slang for a conference or meeting for discussion, especially among friends or colleagues—will be a third-place for the city. With a California-inspired design that’s fresh and bright and a vibe that’s relaxed and cozy, both locals and guests alike will treat Pow Wow like their very own living room from day to night.


Encore Event Technologies is the official audio and visual partner for Pearl Riverfront.  Committed to delivering professional event services with a skilled Encore team working in-house. Encore offer a complete event staging solutions. 

As the leading audio-visual and event services company in the Asia-Pacific region, they are renowned for delivering world-class events. Their superior technical know-how and creative flair ensures seamless production for any event, from a world-class conference to a stellar gala dinner