Expect the unexpected at Open Space

By Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 22 February, 2013

You are invited to experience Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) first  Open Space, a free public event being held next Thursday 28 February as part of Business Events Week.
Open Space’s activities will include a captivating plenary session led by Simon Hammond, world leading expert on brand excellence and customer engagement, with a presentation that will open your mind and rock the Plenary stage. The panel of influential business leaders include:
•          AusBiotech Chief Operations Officer, Glenn Cross
•          AFL Chief Executive, Andrew Demetriou
•          MCEC Chief Executive, Peter King
•          VECCI Chief Executive, Mark Stone
•          Cisco Asia Pacific Area Vice President, Les Williamson.
In the main foyer a pop up installation of hawker-style food markets will offer a complimentary taste of MCEC’s award-winning produce and a range of Victorian suppliers including Milla’s, Tarago Olives and Farinacci Pasta.
MCEC Chief Executive Peter King said: “Open Space is a great opportunity to bring Melburnians together, show off what we do so they can embrace MCEC as their home to learn, share, connect and be entertained.
“Through the events we host we’re a key factor for business tourism in Melbourne and beyond. MCEC creates jobs, has enormous economic value for Victoria and it’s also a unique space that brings the community together for concerts, meetings, conferences and exhibitions.”
Each year MCEC hosts over 1000 events and hundreds of thousands of visitors, local and international, walk through its doors.  
Open Space is part of the inaugural Business Events Week (BEW) run by Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB), an initiative that King sees as a huge opportunity for industry leaders to collaborate on messages that celebrate and acknowledge the benefits of business events to the broader community.
“I think BEW is a great initiative. From an industry perspective there’s an increasing need for us to work together and communicate cohesively to government and stakeholders.
“MCEC are looking forward to working closely with MCB on developing BEW into a flagship event that promotes business events in Australia,” said King.
Tickets and further information on Open Space can be found at openspace.mcec.com.au

Source: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre