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Melissa's general + digital marketing skills helped start up Australia's first community-owned renewable energy retailer  - Enova Energy 

Melissa's executive consulting skills have proven invaluable - iVvy Event Software

Development – Leadership

Melissa has contributed to the development of Australian business, NFP's, business events and tourism industry in various ways.  The following list also includes some career highlights. 

  • Co-founder and Marketing Manager of Australia's first community-owned renewable energy retailer Enova Energy 2015-
  • Destination Byron Events Committee 2014-15
  • Events Industry Panel facilitation for Associations Forum National Conference 2011.
  • 2010 Started own business MMC Marketing Services
  • Rotary Fund Raising Event Support (Festival website/ event advice) 2012
  • Support, facilitation and advice on the delivery of a Federal Government funded Small Business online training program for Northern Rivers NSW 2010.
  • Meetings and Events Association of Australia - Judge for 2010 National Annual Awards
  • 2007 – 2009 Conventions Australia Task Force foundation committee member (Australia Associations Project)
  • Fund Raising for The Buttery ( online auction, PR) 2009
  • 2009 – Successful opening of MCEC, Australia’s largest event venue – with M$ in forward event bookings exceeding targets.
  • 2006 Joined Melbourne CEC.  Supporting partnerships to win major world events for Australia
  • 2004 - Instigation and facilitation for a dedicated full time position within the Queensland Government’s Department of State Development and Innovation to support the growing business events industry.(Aligning economic, trade, and investment strategies with business events)
  • 2002 Significant grant achieved to bid for world event in Geology
  • Presentations at various conferences incl; government related events, online tourism, how to win convention bids 1997 – 2008 ( ICCA, MEA, Cities of the Asia Pacific Conference, Digital Marketing Forum.)
  • 1999 – 2001 Visiting lectures to business students QUT – Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane and TAFE college Lectures on convention marketing2001 Representing the tourism industry in City of Brisbane Economic Development Strategy
  • 2000 – 2002 Contribution to the development of an integrated City Marketing Plan for Brisbane through the Queensland state government Capital City Policy process
  • 2000 Committee participation in the development of a Centralised Plan for Festivals and Events in Brisbane
  • 1998 -Significant contribution to the receipt of a 4 year grant from Queensland Government to develop convention industry in Queensland
  • 1998 Bid for and won first major world event, then received grant to confirm ( World Rotary 2003)
  • 1998 - 2001 Australian Tourism and Travel Review Panel (ATTRP)- Industry Representative
  • Establishment of the first Brisbane chapter of W.A.T.L.(Womens Australian Travel League) 1991
  • 1994 Hosting seminars to support the involvement of indigenous and arts communities in Tourism
  • Membership and/or involvement on committees and taskforces in a range of local, national and international events and organisations including: major international conferences involving world leaders in medical, scientific, business and community fields as well as industry
 

Awards

Melissa has won individually and as a team leader for her employers numerous local, state, national and international awards as well as having judged industry awards;
  • Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2000 Queensland State Finalist
  • Meetings and Events Association of Australia - Judge for 2010 National Annual Awards
  • State and national tourism and convention industry awards (1987,1994,96,99,2001,02,03,04,08) including the qualification of BCEC to meetings industry Hall of Fame 2003-2006, and State Tourist Industry Hall of Fame.
  • Consistent international industry ranking in top 10 Venues for BCEC with AIPC
  • Winner of ‘multiple exhibitor’ stand category at Asia Pacific Convention Industry event (AIME), 2000 National Tourism awards winner – Yacht Charter company

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