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Club Melbourne celebrates new Ambassadors, Fellowship winner and economic contribution

September 2016

The prestigious Club Melbourne Ambassador Program celebrated its 11th Anniversary last month, with the induction of 13 world-leading Ambassadors, the announcement of the program’s inaugural Fellowship winner and yet another year of outstanding contribution to the State of Victoria.

The Hon. John Eren MP, Minister for Tourism and Major Events inducted the 13 influential Melburnians into the program, each of which brings a wealth of experience and international networks to Club Melbourne.

In another highlight of the night, RMIT University’s Associate Professor, Sarah Spencer was named the inaugural Club Melbourne Fellow for her excellence in research, innovation and leadership on the emerging and complex field of obesity, ageing, neuro-inflammation and cognitive dysfunction.

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Bookings now open for MCEC expansion

September 2016

MCEC is now taking bookings for the spaces created in the venue’s much-anticipated expansion.

Available to book for events from 1 July 2018, the new spaces include light-filled courtyard meeting rooms and a new Banquet Room for intimate gala dinners, an additional 9,000 square metres of multi-purpose exhibition space and a vibrant networking hub for delegates. 

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Ambassadors in the news

A number of Ambassadors have featured in the media recently, including Professor Katie Allen during ICI 2016 when Melbourne was named allergy capital of the world.

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Upcoming Ambassador conferences and other events

View what is coming up in the Club Melbourne calendar, including the World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems next month.

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Club Melbourne Ambassadors secure DOHaD World Congress

June 2016

Professors John Bertram and Euan Wallace co-chaired the successful Melbourne bid to host the World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.

Announced last month, Melbourne has won the bid to host the 11th World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 20-23 October 2019.

The proposed theme for the congress is “transforming the future from the first moment of life,” which is exactly what the 1000 estimated delegates will wish to achieve. The aim of DOHaD is to combat non-communicable diseases by establishing healthy behaviours early in life.

Local, national and international scientists, as well as clinical researchers, obstetricians, paediatricians, public health professionals and policy leaders will gather at MCEC to discuss how early life (conception, pregnancy, infancy and childhood) is not only a time to mitigate immediate risks to health, but how it is also a critical period to promote health and prevention of diseases later in life. 

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