The Club Melbourne Ambassador Programme celebrated its 13thanniversary and another outstanding year at its annual dinner on Monday 13 August.
The evening saw the induction of five new ambassadors and the award of its annual fellowship.
Since the Programme’s inception in 2005, Club Melbourne has secured 131 international conferences that have delivered an economic impact of more than $840m, with support from the Victorian State Government and Melbourne Convention Bureau.
The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program includes 123 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.
The five new ambassadors officially inducted into the Program on the evening are all highly regarded and influential Melbournians within their respective fields.
The Hon. John Eren MP, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, said: “I congratulate our outstanding ambassadors for their ongoing work in driving the visitor economy for our State and ensuring Melbourne continues to be Australia’s leading business events destination.”
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s chief executive Peter King extended his congratulations to the five new Ambassadors and Co-Fellows, Dr Chow and Dr Van Rheenen.
“Club Melbourne has some of Melbourne’s best and brightest minds within its Ambassador Program. These individuals volunteer their time, expertise and resources to secure international conferences for Victoria,” Mr King said.
“The work of Club Melbourne plays an important role in cementing Melbourne as a leader on the global stage, not only by securing international events to our city but in supporting and sharing new research, ideas and innovations.”