Melbourne Convention Bureau has been selected as an ABA100® Winner for Community Contribution in The Australian Business Awards 2018. The Australian Business Award for Community Contribution recognises organisations that implement initiatives that have a positive impact on the community and generate outcomes that have a long-term benefit.
“I am excited by the acknowledgement and recognition of the work of MCB in driving long term community legacies. Business events are one of Victoria’s most buoyant future industries and this is driven by the impact they create immediately and into the future. MCB brings together the support of the entire state when we bid for conferences. These events have far-reaching and wide-ranging effect, driving economic prosperity, profiling Victoria as a place to do business and study, showcasing the state’s sector strengths, creating trade and investment opportunities, showcasing policy leadership and bringing world leaders to our shore for best practice knowledge exchange. They also deliver ground breaking research seeking cures for many diseases and looking at future technologies that will save lives, create the next generation of jobs and position Melbourne as a place to live, study and work into the future. Business events are often regarded as the quiet achiever for the state, so it’s a real coup to receive this accolade in recognising our impact.”