Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) chief executive, Peter King was appointed to the International Association of Convention Centre’s (AIPC) board of directors during the international association’s 2017 General Assembly held in Sydney, Australia this week.
AIPC’s membership represents more than 900 active management professionals in diverse fields of centre management.
King said he was excited to be appointed to the board and was particularly looking forward to representing the Australasian region.
“The Australasian business events industry is regarded as one of the most competitive and creative in the world and we’re driven by being nimble and customer centric.
“If we want to continue to successfully compete with the likes of Europe and the US, it’s important that we’re actively represented and engaged in the global environment through AIPC,” King said.
“I have enjoyed my regular involvement with AIPC over the past five years and am looking forward to increasing this through my contribution to the board,” he added.
King also represents the meetings and events industry on a number of boards in Australia, including being deputy chairman of both the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA) and the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), along with the Exhibition and Events Association of Australia (EEAA). He is also on the board of the Melbourne Cricket Club, which operates the nation’s largest sporting venue, the Melbourne Cricket Ground.