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Peter King to Leave MCEC CEO Role

Peter King, the Chief Executive of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, has announced he is to leave the role after eleven years. In 2018 King led the AU$205 million expansion of MCEC, and in recent years he helped the venue become a global leader in business event sustainability. From Meetings International…

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Australian MI Agrees AU$50bn 2030 Plan

Meetings industry leaders have just convened at a roundtable to thrash out their strategy for the future of business events in Australia. The event was hosted by both Tourism Australia and the Business Events Council of Australia, whose Deputy Chair Geoff Donaghy (pictured) is also CEO of meeting venue ICC Sydney. From Conference & Meetings World…

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Victoria Commits AU$800,000 for Regional Events

The state of Victoria in south-eastern Australia has set aside AU$800,000 over two years for regional business events. The funding continues the delivery of the Regional Victoria Business Events Program which over four years has generated more than 620 leads for the state, at regional venues like the Geelong Conference Centre (pictured). From CIM News Magazine…

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Visit Victoria Welcomes Further Government Investment for Events

Visit Victoria has welcomed the Victorian Government’s further investment in tourism and events. Building on previous funds, the Victorian 2018/19 budget provides an additional AU$51.1 million for marketing and major events, including AU$21.8 million over two years to ensure Visit Victoria continues to draw lucrative business events to Melbourne. From CIM News Magazine…

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