MCB secures 2018 Australian Business Award for contribution to Victoria
MCB was awarded an Australian Business Award for Community Contribution in the 2018 Australian Business Awards.
Using the example of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), MCB highlighted how hosting the conference in Melbourne provided a platform for people working in the field of HIV, policy makers, persons living with HIV and individuals committed to ending the pandemic, came together to present new scientific knowledge and dialogue on the issues facing the global response to HIV.
These conversations at AIDS 2014 led to policy and legislative change and increased community awareness nationally, which had a positive impact on persons impacted by HIV.
MCB chief executive officer Karen Bolinger said that she was excited by the acknowledgement and recognition of the work of MCB in driving long term community legacies.
“Business events are often regarded as the quiet achiever for the state, so it’s a real coup to receive this accolade in recognising our impact,” she said.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events, John Eren said the work of MCB places Victoria on the world stage for business events.
“Melbourne has an enviable reputation for hosting world class events thanks to the work of Melbourne Convention Bureau,” he said.
“I applaud this significant achievement in receiving the Australian Business Award for their contribution to the Victorian community and will continue to support their efforts to secure impactful business events for Victoria.”