Social Events

WGC-2019 5K Run

Join the WGC-2019 run coordinators for the WGC-2019 5K Run. This sports event promises to be one of the highlights of the congress, giving you the opportunity to experience the active side of Melbourne. So don’t forget to bring your running shoes to Australia and we will see you ready to run!

Date: Wednesday March 27, 7:30-8:30 am
Location: start and finish at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Price: AUD$ 25 (includes a WGC-2019 running shirt)

Welcome Reception

We invite all delegates of the WGC-2019 to the Welcome Reception. Chat and mingle with fellow congress visitors and enjoy a drink along with some delicious bites. Welcome to Melbourne!

Date: Wednesday March 27, 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Exhibition Hall, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Price: Included in congress registration

Congress Dinner

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with the largest contingent of experts in glaucoma during the official Congress Dinner: a good place to meet colleagues and friends.

Date: Friday March 29, 7:30-11:30 pm
Location: South Wharf Promenade (right behind the MCEC on the river banks)
Price: AUD$ 110

On the South Wharf Promenade the WGC Dinner will connect The Common Man, the Common Lawn and Showtime Events Centre with a ‘Streets of Melbourne’ concept, highlighting the flavors, sights and sounds of Melbourne iconic laneways. The evening will be a combination of networking, mingling, dancing and taste the Australian way. Showtime is built in 1884, this once industrial installation has transformed into a lively and stylish venue in Melbourne. The venue’s heritage combined with voguish decor, waterfront and city skyline views gives it a unique atmosphere: contemporary, yet distinctly established. The relaxing Common Man area will offer sufficient seating and include an outdoor entertaining area that extends right to the Yarra’s edge and you’ve got an evening that won’t be forgotten.

Half Day Private Winery Tour of Yarra Valley from Melbourne

The Yarra Valley, one hour northeast of Melbourne, is recognized for its world class, cool climate wineries located in the valley floor surrounded by the panoramic mountains of the Great Dividing Ranges. The afternoon Winery Tour will include visits to two iconic Yarra Valley winery cellar doors. Wine tastings will be conducted, along with cheese platters served at one of the wineries. There will be time to drink a glass or two, while reveling in the scenic surrounds and also time to make any purchases to take/ship home and enjoy later.

Date: Saturday March 30
Location: Pick up from Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre at 1:30 pm, drop off at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre at 6:30 pm
Price: AUD$ 60



Please contact our Professional Congress Organizer MCI for all your WGC-2019 questions

MCI Amsterdam
Schipluidenlaan 4
1062 HE Amsterdam
The Netherlands