AACB inducts Vincent Barron to its Hall of Fame
The award recognises individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of Australian convention bureaux and the business events industry.
Barron was chief executive of the Tasmanian Convention Bureau from 1993 – 2008, during which time he represented Tasmania on the Board of the AACB for 15 years, serving as president from 1996 – 1998. He represented the AACB on various national industry bodies, including as chairman of the MICE Industry Council, launching the first national strategy for the industry in 1995.
“We are thrilled to recognise Vin Barron, past president of the AACB, as an industry pioneer and Hall of Fame Inductee,” said AACB CEO Andrew Hiebl. “His valuable contribution to the industry and the AACB has been duly recognised.”
Barron said he feels very privileged to be recognised by the AACB.
“It is always encouraging to see the contribution to our economy from conventions and meetings and the role that AACB plays in promoting the industry,” he said.
“I was also fortunate to have many colleagues guiding me along the way and I would like to acknowledge and thank those with whom I have worked in the Tasmanian Convention Bureau, AACB and other Bureaux around Australia.”
The induction ceremony will take place at the AACB Gala Dinner tonight at Frogmore Creek Vineyard in Tasmania.