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2023 ARCIA Industry Gala Dinner

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We’re thrilled to be back at the MCEC for the ARCIA Industry Gala Dinner and Awards night again this year.
 As always, the event is a night to network, celebrate each other and all that is the radio and critical communications industry. We invite you to enjoy the night with colleagues and friends, with fantastic food and entertainment.

This year's guest speaker and MC for the evening is Paul McDermott, the well-known Australian entertainer and comedian who will make sure we all have another great night following day one at Comms Connect!

During the 2023 Industry Gala Dinner, we will take time to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in our industry with the ARCIA Industry Excellence awards, where we recognise the achievement of outstanding individuals in our industry.

Tickets are also available through Comms Connect as part of their delegate packages. 

This year the event will be held in the Sovereign Room located on level 1 of the Exhibition Centre with lift access nearby.


1)  I have a question regarding tickets and invoicing. Who do I contact?

Please contact Fiona at

2) What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The event will be hosted in the Sovereign Room this year. The closest entrance is from Convention Centre Place. 

Visit the MCEC site to view transport options for this event. Discount car parking for the Melbourne Exhibition Centre Car Park (located off Normanby Road) now needs to be pre-booked online before arrival (compared to previously when event staff distributed passes during pre-dinner drinks). All guests can pre book online.

3) What are my accommodation options for this event?

Please visit the MCEC site to view accommodation options for this event. 

4) What is the dress code?

Dress as you please, think cocktail and formal wear! The photographer will meet you on the red carpet. 

5) Where can I store my bags or coats?

Visit the Customer Service desk at the Convention Centre Place entrance and MCEC staff will happily lighten your load.

6) I have accessibility requirements. Who should I speak to?

There are accessible toilets, ramps and lifts throughout the venue, including lift access from the car parks. Please contact MCEC regarding any accessibility requirements you have and please inform us when ordering tickets. MCEC can be contacted on +61 3 9235 8210. 

7. What if I am unwell and unable to attend?

Please refrain from attending if you display any symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). Visitors are encouraged to be tested, should any concern arise. MCEC will enforce health and safety measures as a condition of entry to the venue.

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Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event