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  • Club Melbourne Ambassador Awards

    August 23, 2022

    Club Melbourne Awards 2022

    (L-R: Dr Gemma Sharp, Prof Thas A. Nirmalathas, Prof Simon Crowe, Matthew Jackson, Mary Lawson, Stephen Durkin, Dr Shoujin Wang)

    Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) would like to congratulate the annual Club Melbourne Ambassador Program Award recipients who have gone above and beyond to help secure and deliver impactful conferences for Melbourne.

    Winners included Mary Lawson Stephen Durkin, Professor Simon Crowe, Professor Thas A. Nirmalathas, Matthew Jackson, Dr Gemma Sharp and Dr Shoujin Wang. 

    The Annual Club Melbourne Fellowship program was also announced, with Melbourne researchers Dr. Gemma Sharp and Dr. Shoujin Wang named this year’s recipients. Launched to support the next generation of Melbourne’s research leaders, the Fellowship was created to recognise excellence in research and leadership in mid-career Melburnian researchers. 

    The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program includes 126 eminent Victorians from diverse disciples of medicine, science and environment, technology, engineering, business, and education, with only a select few invited to join the Program each year.  

    As Victoria’s lead agency in acquiring and delivering business events, MCB has worked closely with Club Melbourne Ambassadors to secure 156 business events for Melbourne bringing more than 177.4K delegates and contributing $1.02 billion to the Victorian economy since the commencement of the Club Melbourne Ambassador Program in 2005.  

    Ambassadors are all highly regarded and influential Melbournians within their respective fields. From 40 original Club Melbourne Ambassadors in 2005, the program now includes ambassadors from diverse disciplines of medicine, science and environment, technology, and engineering, business, and education. 

    Recent events secured with support from this year’s Club Melbourne Award recipients include: International Mineral Processing Congress (IMPC) 2022; AusRock 2022; Ottawa Conference on the Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions 2024; OptoElectronics and Communications Conference (OECC) 2024.

    Together, MCB and Club Melbourne Ambassadors, make a formidable team, providing a unique opportunity to connect prominent thinkers and leaders in the promotion of Melbourne as one of the world’s premier conference and event destinations. Currently a further 20 events worth more than $300.8 million have been secured to be held in the coming years thanks to the MCB and Club Melbourne Ambassadors collaborative partnership.

    Club Melbourne is owned and led by Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre with support and collaboration from MCB and the Victorian State Government.