Bringing the world to Melbourne

The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program unites and supports leading Victorians to establish, secure and host international conferences that promote our State's expertise around the world, boost our economy and bring thought leadership to Victoria.

With the Governor of Victoria as Patron-in-Chief and the Premier of Victoria as Patron, Club Melbourne harnesses the passion of our city's elite thinkers, bringing together leaders in diverse fields with a common goal to contribute to Victoria's economic growth and international reputation.

Owned and led by Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre with collaboration and support from the Melbourne Convention Bureau and the Victorian State Government, the program has delivered 130 international conferences worth over $820 million to become one of the world's most influential Ambassador programs.

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2017 Club Melbourne Fellowship winner

Associate Professor Dominique Cadilhac, Head of Public Health, Stroke Division at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, took out the coveted Fellowship award for her life-changing research related to stroke.

First awarded in 2016, the Club Melbourne Fellowship recognises excellence in research, innovation, and leadership, designed to support high quality Melburnian research projects and the next generation of potential Club Melbourne Ambassadors.


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Cheers to 12 incredible years of Club Melbourne

Our annual Anniversary Dinner is one of the Program’s highlights for the year, bringing together a knowledge network of extraordinary researchers, educators, administrators and business leaders to welcome new Club Melbourne Ambassadors into the network, announce the Club Melbourne Fellow, and celebrate the past year’s achievements.

This year’s 12th Anniversary Dinner was no exception, with the celebrations accompanied by the much anticipated Q&A with world-renowned primatologist, Dr Jane Goodall and a performance by four time ARIA award-winning songstress, Katie Noonan.


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Dr Jane Goodall - A study in obstinacy and optimism

We were incredibly privileged to have the extraordinary Dr Jane Goodall DBE join our 12th Anniversary Dinner celebrations, providing a wonderful insight into her incredible life and conservation efforts. 

In her own words, she is ‘an obstinate woman’. Armed with remarkable patience, razor-sharp observational skills, a notebook and binoculars, her research revolutionised our understanding of what it is to be human and her story certainly had our room full of Melbourne scientists and the wider business community enthralled.

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