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Meet David McCarthy

David heads up Melbourne Convention Bureau's Business Development Department and is responsible for managing all activity for MCB's Melbourne, US and UK Business Development teams.

Prior to this role he was responsible for the Bids Team where he competed globally to secure business events for Melbourne. This included developing complex bid strategies, campaigns, presentations, hosting international clients on site visits of Melbourne, and driving successful lobbying exercises in partnership with local organisations to deliver in excess of $300 million to the State of Victoria since joining MCB in 2006.

David is passionate about the industry and sits on the board of Destination Melbourne, and is an Associate Fellow of Meetings and Events Australia. In 2011, David was named one of 30 worldwide Future Leaders of Destination Marketing by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), and the only recipient from the Asia Pacific region.