MCEC

Melissa Sweetland joins MCEC as chief commercial officer

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced the appointment of Melissa Sweetland to the role of chief commercial officer (COO). She will take up the post on 19 July. Melissa joins MCEC from her own strategic advisory firm. Prior to that, she was deputy vice-chancellor, engagement and vice-president at RMIT University. She has also worked in education and banking. The COO role w...

Melbourne’s MCEC working with RMIT students to eliminate single-use plastics

Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) participation in the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Impact Academy culminated in a final showcase at the end of May where students presented their impact-driven solutions to industry clients and the Academy cohort. MCEC had joined forces with students from RMIT University in an effort to eliminate single-use plastics from their ev...

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre announces rebrand

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has announced a new rebrand, created by agency FutureBrand Australia. The venue’s new tagline is ‘home of the unconventional’, leaning into some of the more unusual events the venue has hosted over the past year. During 2020, the venue was used as a drive-in cinema and a training centre for guide dogs. It also partnered with food supplier Flinders &am...

Melbourne CEC chief operating office announces retirement

Leighton Wood (pictured), chief operating officer, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has announced his plans to retire following over 10 years of service. Chief executive Peter King said Wood’s experience and guidance had been instrumental to MCEC’s success over the past decade. “Under Leighton’s leadership, MCEC has achieved record revenue and customer satisfaction results, he is ...

New health and wellbeing advisor appointed at Melbourne CEC

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has appointed a health and wellbeing advisor. Tina Blythman (pictured) will take on the role with a brief to achieve the highest standards and performance in employee mental health and wellbeing by providing a healthy and safe working environment throughout the Centre. Blythman will lead large-scale and targeted health and wellbeing projects and su...

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