MCEC awards influential Club Melbourne Ambassadors
Together, the conferences will attract almost 12,000 international delegates, who will spend a combined 46,000 days exploring Melbourne and wider Victoria, benefiting local hotels, restaurants, retail outlets and tourist attractions.
Owned by Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), the Club Melbourne Ambassador Program launched in 2005 and currently consists of 119 ambassadors.
At the awards, MCEC chief executive Peter King acknowledged the significant contribution the Ambassadors make, volunteering their time and expertise to the program.
“Not only are they helping us to secure existing events, but they are also working with us to foster and curate some remarkable inaugural events across all industries, which we believe will not only create lasting legacies for Melbourne but for the wider world.” he said.
“Our industry looks to Melbourne and this program as a true success story in the benefit it provides to Victoria, and we are incredibly excited by the future and the opportunity to really innovate in this space.”
Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) CEO Karen Bolinger said the Ambassadors play an important role in contributing to the successful Team Melbourne approach.
“Our Team Melbourne approach is a genuine, collaborative effort between MCB, MCEC, Local and State Government, strengthened by the intellectual capacity of our world-renowned Ambassadors,” she said.