New CEO for Canberra Convention Bureau. Michael Matthews has been appointed to head the organisation from October 1 2016. Michael is at present the executive director of Meetings and Conventions PEI, where he is responsible for marketing, sales and product development of the Prince Edwards Island province in Canada.
Mr Mathews is originally from Australia and has spent the last 14 years working in Canada within destination marketing.
Patrick McKenna, Bureau Chairman from Canberra Convention Bureau said that he was, “very pleased for Canberra and the team at the bureau that we have been able to attract such an impressive candidate with the required experience and enthusiasm to drive the all-important business events sector in the Canberra region”.