MELBOURNE Convention and Exhibition Centre chief executive Peter King has been named as vice president of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC)’s executive council.
King said it was an important time to be taking up the role with AIPC as major venues across the world work alongside the business events industry and destinations to navigate a path to recovery.
It is such a crucial time for our industry right now, so to be part of the governing body which is steering us through is a real privilege,” said King, who joins representatives from Colombia, South Africa, Denmark, Thailand, Sweden and the United States as directors and the executive council.
Founded in 1958, AIPC is a global network of some 190 leading centres in 61 countries with the active involvement of more than 900 management-level professionals.
Its mission is to encourage, support and recognise excellence in convention centre management, based on the diverse experience and expertise of its international membership, and it maintains educational, research, networking and management standards programmes in order to achieve this.
AIPC promotes the role of the international meetings industry in supporting economic, academic and professional development in communities where its members are located as well as enhancing global relations among diverse business and cultural interests worldwide.