After a three-year stint in Sydney, ACS’ premier Reimagination conference and Digital Disruptors’ Awards are moving to Melbourne.

In announcing the win for the Victorian Government on Friday, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis boasted the state had landed another of the nation’s best tech events.

“Securing Reimagination is another coup for Victoria and our tech sector, and bolsters our position as Australia’s top tech city,” he said.

“Reimagination will spark innovation in our tech sector, bring ideas to life and help our tech companies expand and create more jobs.”

ACS is Australia’s national peak body for digital technology representing 37,000 practitioners and professionals, over a quarter of which are Victorian.

ACS CEO Andrew Johnson said Victoria is a leading digital state and was a natural fit as Reimagination and the Digital Disruptors Awards grow.

“We’ve worked closely with the Victorian Government for a number of years and are thrilled to be able to bring Reimagination to Melbourne,” said Johnson.

“We anticipate this year’s event will be our biggest yet thanks to the growth of high-tech industries in Victoria and we can’t wait to welcome delegates to a robust conversation about how we can build Australia’s digital future.”

Reimagination joins a growing list of Australia’s biggest technology events — including C2, Cisco Live and the National iAwards — that have made the move to Melbourne.

Reimagination and the Digital Disruptors’ Awards will be held on 1 November at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.