The Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has made five new senior staff appointments in time for the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) 2016.
Neil Mather joins as senior manager food and beverage; Grant Padula as senior manager operations; Elissa Duke as planning manager and Samantha Kent has been appointed as business development manager
Internal changes include Prue Rogers and Paul Rumble taking on senior manager roles in customer experience and technology services respectively.
The news comes as The Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) reveals that it will kick off its 2016 programme in Melbourne next month at AIME. The association said it was committed to supporting the event by joining members on the AIME floor and exhibiting at stand 2122, as well as presenting a session in AIME’s knowledge programme.
“We have a lot to look forward to this year as the value of exhibitions and events to economic development, trade and export, employment, visitation and knowledge sharing becomes more widely recognised,” said EEAA chief executive Joyce DiMascio.
“There has been more infrastructure investment to support events, the overall Australian economy is healthy and the Association’s new partnership with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) will help to position our sector within a highly influential industry network in the lead-up to the 2016 Federal election.”