David McCarthy heads up Melbourne Convention Bureau's Major Bids and National Business Development department. He is responsible for identifying and securing large citywide congresses that have a significant economic impact to the state of Victoria.
Prior to this role David was 'Director, Business Development' and responsible for managing all activity for MCB's Melbourne, US and UK Business Development teams. Also previously 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 $600 million to the State of Victoria since joining MCB in 2006.
David is passionate about the industry and sat on the board of Destination Melbourne in 2016. He has also been 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.