The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) took home the ‘In-house AV Services Award’ for a second year in a row at the prestigious Victorian Meetings and Events Awards, held at the MCEC last night.
MCEC’s chief executive Peter King said the accolade further reflected the organisation’s contribution to the business events industry.
“The MEA awards are highly regarded within industry and it’s a great honour to receive this recognition.
“I would like to thank the MCEC team for all their hard work, initiative and professionalism” King said.
MCEC’s Director of Technology Services, Michael Walsh said “I’m extremely proud of my team and the fact that we’ve achieved many industry firsts since the Melbourne Convention Centre opened in July 2009.
“We are committed to implementing the latest technology to make events easier for our clients and visitors, and being the first centre in Australia to launch free Wi-Fi is a great example of this” Walsh said.
The MCEC’s performance was assessed across a wide-range of criteria, including business and financial plans, marketing activities, sustainability and innovation.
As Victorian winners the MCEC have now qualified for the 2011 MEA National Awards where winners will be revealed at the MEA National Conference in Sydney on 24 April 2012.
The world class venue was also a finalist for the ‘Business Development Person of the Year Award’ – Prue Rogers, Senior Sales Manager and the MEA and Ungerboeck Systems International Young Professional Scholarship – Abby Giese, Sales Administrator, Conventions.