Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has appointed Darren Waite as its director of sales, effective October 15.
Waite joins MCEC from AccorHotels, where he was regional director of sales and marketing for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. Prior to joining AccorHotels, he was director Asia Pacific for CWT Solutions Group. He has held a number of senior positions with well-known global brands including IHG and Accenture Procurement Solutions.
He brings with him extensive experience across sales, consulting, procurement and stakeholder management functions.
MCEC Chief Executive Peter King notes that Waite's appointment is timely, with MCEC having recently opened its new expansion.