The Club Melbourne Ambassador Program collaborates with a number of supporting organisations that provide best practice advice, guidance and resources on business events. Club Melbourne can work with Ambassadors to advise on the best resources they can use to bid, establish, organise and promote their international conference.
Some of these supporting organisations and the resources they offer are listed below.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
MCEC is Melbourne's leading venue for business events and the owner of Club Melbourne. If you are hosting your event at MCEC they have a range of tools and information to help ensure your event is a success.
Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB)
MCB offer a variety of resources for bidding, organising, and promoting an international conference being held in Melbourne.
City of Melbourne
The City of Melbourne performs many major functions and services for the city including cultural programs and tourism. They outline some interesting facts about Melbourne, manage the annual Melbourne Knowledge Week and offer a business events sponsorship program.
Visit Victoria is Victoria’s tourism and events company, responsible for tourism marketing and event attraction. Visit Victoria will be a single, unified organisation, working to sell Victoria’s great strengths nationally and internationally.
Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia, both for leisure and business events. Tourism Australia provides images and video to help promote Australia and advice on generating publicity and media.
Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA)
EEAA is the peak association for the exhibition and event industry in Australia and New Zealand, representing all aspects of the exhibition and event industry. They have an event calendar that shows all major events and exhibitions and an exhibition resource page.
Business Events Council of Australia (BECA)
As a peak body for the business events sector, BECA liaise with the federal government and relevant agencies on matters common to all sectors of the industry. They recent conducted a study on the value of business events inclusive of some valuable information.
Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Association
The PCO Association is a body representing the interests of Professional Conference Organisers and Event Managers in Australia and New Zealand. Their online blog provides advice on different aspects of organising events.
Meetings & Events Australia (MEA)
MEA is a national organisation dedicated to fostering professionalism and excellence in all aspects of meetings management. MEA offers professional development to the industry including meeting manager accreditation.
International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
ICCA is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry. ICCA have resources available to the public as well as its members. Ambassadors can access the member’s resources by contacting Club Melbourne.
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) is an authority in education, networking and engagement for leaders in the global business events industry. They have a variety of resources across different topics available online.
International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO)
IAPCO aims to raise the standards of service of the meeting industry by means of continuing education and interaction. IAPCO make a variety of related white papers available online.