Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) signature industry event, Open Space has revealed its two thought-provoking speakers for 2016.
Net-A-Porter co-founder, Megan Quinn and Australian criminal and human rights lawyer, Rabia Siddique will headline the free annual event on Thursday 25 February 2016.
Quinn’s 25 year career specialising in the luxury end of retail, advertising, publishing and design, along with her strong commercial capabilities and expertise in brand development, will offer powerful insights on how events can most effectively engage with attendees.
Siddique, whose inspiring journey as a former terrorism and war crimes prosecutor and international humanitarian, has the remarkable ability to inspire change and will leave audiences thinking differently about how they approach everyday life.
MCEC Chief Executive, Peter King highlighted the importance of Open Space as a platform to challenge the way the events industry engages with its customers.
“Open Space is a great opportunity for us to showcase the creative talent we have at MCEC, while providing an interactive space for the public to enjoy and immerse themselves in our venue,” Mr King said.
“Our guest speakers have some amazing stories to tell along with insights to share that will inform and inspire visitors at Open Space 2016.”
Now in its fourth year, Open Space is designed to encourage creativity, inspire innovation and change the way people think and connect within the events industry.
“I invite you to be our guest, connect with MCEC and relax with your industry peers as we deliver another outstanding Open Space event,” Mr King added.
A complimentary networking lunch showcasing the award-winning work of MCEC’s talented in-house chefs utilising fresh, Victorian produce will follow the speaker sessions in Plenary.
For more information and to view the video highlights from last year’s event visit openspace.mcec.com.au