What our partners say

Professor Michael Kyrios 
Vice President & Executive Dean,
College of Education, Psychology & Social Work, Flinders University

I have a long association with conference organising committees internationally but, without question, my most memorable impressions have been at the Melbourne Convention Centre in my role as Chair of the Scientific Committee for both the 2010 International Congress of Applied Psychology and the 2016 World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. The convention centre itself, the city of Melbourne and the Australian psychology scene provide a marvellous backdrop for outstanding professional learning and personal experiences.


I fully support Melbourne’s bid for the 2028 International Congress of Psychology. Melbourne is a wonderful venue, offering a host of exciting offerings for international visitors including cultural events, outstanding food and wine, and days trips to wineries. It also is the home of Australia’s top Ranked university – the University of Melbourne and some of the leading Schools of Psychology.

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Professor Nancy Pachana
University of Queensland 

As a previous recipient of the 2018 Australian Psychological Society (APS) President's Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in Australia, and a past Convener of the APS Psychology and Ageing Interest Group, I have a long history of association both with applied psychological science in Australia as well as with the APS itself. I strongly endorse Melbourne as host city, being both a highly attractive destination for international delegates (particularly from the Asia-Pacific region) as well as being extremely rich in world-class psychological research spanning important areas such as ageing, neuroscience and applied psychological science.

Professor Kaarin Anstey
ARC Laureate Fellow
University of New South Wales
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Erica Frydenberg AM
Principal Research Fellow and Associate Professor in Psychology, University of Melbourne

Melbourne has a proven capacity to host an International Psychology Conference that is both a high quality scientific event that is people- centred whilst generating positive energy, goodwill and a superior level of satisfaction amongst participants, such as those of the IPPA Conference held at the Melbourne Convention Centre in 2019.

Mr Peter King
Chief Executive Officer
Melbourne Convention and
Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

The city has world-leading meetings infrastructure, knowledge capital and a genuine commitment to offer the best possible experience for associations and delegates.

Professor Sharon Lewin
Director, Doherty Institute

Victoria is a powerhouse in medical research. We want the brightest minds and the brightest minds are attracted to critical mass, excellent support and a great environment to work. Research is tough. It requires significant, long term investment both in people and in facilities and, in Victoria, we do have significant investment in infrastructure.

Professor Hugh Taylor
Melbourne School of Population
and Global Health,
University of Melbourne

 Recognised as Australia’s knowledge and innovation capital and home to a great hub of medical and research precincts, Melbourne serves as the ideal platform to connect the world’s greatest minds.  I am proud of this city’s medical sector that offers delegates a productive experience.

The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP
Premier of Victoria

Victoria is an international leader in medical research and innovation. We are home to 180 biotechnology companies, 14 medical research institutes, 24 teaching hospitals, nine universities, and some of the world's best scientists and clinicians

Sally Capp
Lord Mayor
City of Melboune

Melbourne is the nation’s business events capital equipped with the essential infrastructure required to deliver a successful business event