(Pictured: MCEC COO Leighton Wood and award sponsor Airbnb’s Ausseela Hugo)
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center was awarded Best Corporate Citizenship at the Exhibition and Event Association of Australia’s Awards for Excellence. The award recognized MCEC’s involvement in the Melbourne Renewable Energy Project.
The Australian First Initiative, comprised of 14 Melbourne organizations who have joined forces to support the development of a wind farm in regional Victoria, MREP, is MCEC’s newest founding partner. This initiative allows MCEC the ability to offset the projected electricity use of its expansion space with renewable energy. The EEAA Awards for Excellence honored organizers, venues, suppliers and people working in trade and consumer shows across Australia and New Zealand.
MCEC’s CEO Peter King says, “The award was testament to the positive impact the MREP project will have for both the venue and wider community. As an important public asset, it is our duty to improve our environmental impact and live up to the sustainability expectations of our stakeholders—our customers, our employees and our local community. While our venue has grown by 25 percent, the MREP project will enable us to offset our expanded building with renewable energy certificates. Partnership projects such as MREP enable MCEC to dramatically reduce our emissions, manage ongoing energy costs and demonstrate our commitment to a more sustainable future.”
The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program is an invitation-only group of Victoria’s elite thinkers and leaders who work together to establish, secure and host international business events to promote the state’s expertise around the world. Club Melbourne is owned and led by the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center, with support and collaboration from the Melbourne Convention Bureau and the Victorian State Government. For more info, visit https://mcec.com.au/