05.09.2019Ten new Ambassadors inducted at Club Melbourne 14th Anniversary Dinner | MCEC
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) prestigious Club Melbourne Ambassador Program celebrated its 14th anniversary and another outstanding year at its annual dinner on Monday 26 August.
The evening saw the induction of ten new Ambassadors and the awarding of its annual Fellowship by the Program’s Patron in Chief, Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria.
Since the Program’s inception in 2005, Club Melbourne has secured 148 international conferences that have delivered an economic impact worth more than $930 million, with support and collaboration from the Victorian State Government and the Melbourne Convention Bureau.
Club Melbourne includes 125 eminent Victorians from diverse disciples of medicine, science and environment, technology, engineering, business and education. Only a select few are invited to join the Program each year, all of whom are highly regarded and influential Melburnians within their respective fields.
The 2019 Club Melbourne Fellowship was awarded to Dr Joseph Doyle from the Burnet Institute, who received the $10,000 grant to support his attendance at the 2020 International AIDS Society Conference in San Francisco, to support new, life-changing opportunities for his research project.
MCEC’s Chief Executive, Peter King said the evening was a significant opportunity to celebrate and thank our Ambassadors for their ongoing efforts.
“The passion our Club Melbourne Ambassadors have to undertake life-changing work and share new research is the key to maintaining Melbourne’s international reputation as a knowledge hub and leading global city,” Mr King said.