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Senior Manager Selected for Aipc Future Shapers Program

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is proud to announce that Senior Manager, Sales Steph Martin) has been selected to take part in the Future Shapers program with the Association of International Convention Centers (AIPC).

AIPC launched Future Shapers, a program to support venue managers to develop their high performers, accelerate their leadership skills and provide them with a platform to influence outcomes and improve the industry.

One of the key challenges currently facing the venue management industry, having been particularly hard hit by the pandemic, is to retain and develop top talent.

In response to this issue, venue managers around the world were encouraged to nominate candidates for AIPC Future Shapers, a program unique to the venue management industry that offers professional education and inspiration, an ability to demonstrate excellence and a framework that will result in value creation for the entire AIPC community.

AIPC Future Shapers is a 12-month program featuring monthly lectures, inspirational speakers, one on one mentoring, an international community of peers and a global platform from which to pitch projects that have the possibility of shaping the industry’s future.

Stephanie joined MCEC in 2012 as Sales Manager, Events and during this time has demonstrated significant leadership skills, business acumen and a strategic mindset.

“I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to meet and learn with other likeminded peers and address some of the significant challenges faced by our industry today.”

“I feel very privileged to learn from some of the best in the business and explore how our industry and its people can not only survive but thrive.”

MCEC Chief Executive and AIPC vice president Peter King said Stephanie is the ideal candidate for the program.

“Steph has led her team during a period where we achieved record revenue and customer satisfaction results and as a member of our Business Continuity Management team, she was instrumental to the recovery and relaunch of our business in response to the challenges of COVID-19.”

“Steph is a star in our business and I am so glad we have been able to team with AIPC to expose her to the world and learn and develop herself personally and professionally.”

“Steph’s participation in the Future Shapers Program will be of great value not only for MCEC, but for the entire AIPC community.”