Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced its annual Club Melbourne Ambassador Program Award winners in a ceremony at the venue last night, acknowledging the recipients of the past three years.
The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program includes 126 eminent Victorians from diverse disciples of medicine, science and environment, technology, engineering, business, and education, with only a select few invited to join the Program each year.
Winners included Mary Lawson Stephen Durkin, Professor Simon Crowe, Professor Thas A. Nirmalathas, Matthew Jackson, Dr Gemma Sharp and Dr Shoujin Wang.
With support from the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), Club Melbourne Ambassadors have helped to secure 156 business events for Melbourne bringing more than 177.4K delegates and contributing $1.02 billion to the Victorian economy since 2005.
“The Club Melbourne awards are an important opportunity to celebrate and thank our ambassadors for their ongoing efforts,” MCEC chief executive Peter King said.
“I’m proud of the investment and commitment we have made to Club Melbourne through our ambassadors’ hard work – MCEC regularly hosts some of the largest and most prestigious conferences in the world.
“These events connect world thought leaders and share knowledge, creating memorable experiences for our visitors and a lasting legacy for the community.”
The Annual Club Melbourne Fellowship program was also announced, with Melbourne researchers Dr. Gemma Sharp and Dr. Shoujin Wang named this year’s recipients. Launched to support the next generation of Melbourne’s research leaders, the Fellowship was created to recognise excellence in research and leadership in mid-career Melburnian researchers.
Club Melbourne is owned and led by MCEC with support and collaboration from the MCB and the Victorian State Government.