Pictured: MCB CEO Karen Bolinger (centre) presents awards to the ambassadors who helped secure international conferences in 2015
ambassadors have been thanked after helping double the economic value of
international conferences to the city in 2015.
The Club Melbourne
Ambassadors helped secure 13 international conferences worth AUD$50 million
(£26m), which was double the value of conferences won in 2014. Some of the wins
include the Ecocity World Summit in 2017, the World Congress of Science and Football 2019 and the Commonwealth Law Conference 2017.
Those responsible were honoured
at the annual awards ceremony at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
(MCEC) this week.
Bureau CEO Karen Bolinger said: "Club Melbourne is one of the most
influential ambassador programs in the world and reflects the calibre of
Melbourne’s intellectual, medical, academic, business and cultural life.
“Thank you to all
the ambassadors for their energy and commitment in supporting MCB and MCEC to
secure these legacy lasting events for Melbourne.”
The 13 international
conferences secured in 2015 will take place over the next four years, and cover
a broad range of fields including sport, engineering, medicine and science.
programme's inception 10 years ago, Club Melbourne Ambassadors have delivered
108 international conferences, contributing more than $620m (£332m) to the
MCEC chief executive
Peter King said: "We are incredibly proud of our ambassadors who work
tirelessly with our team and partners to lead and deliver major international
conferences for the state."