Business Events Victoria (BEV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Day as its new Chairperson.

Mark, Convention Bureau Manager for Business Events Geelong, brings over 15 years experience in the business events and tourism industry and has represented Tourism Greater Geelong and the Bellarine on its Board for the past three years

“This is an exciting time for Business Events Victoria and I am privileged to take on this role,” said Mark Day, Chairperson, Business Events Victoria.

“I’d like to thank out-going Chairperson Brendan Maher for his years of commitment and leadership to BEV. Through his guidance, BEV has continued to grow and deliver positive economic returns to regional Victoria. His years of experience will be missed,”

“With the launch of our new Strategic Plan in late 2018, BEV is in a great place to continue to grow regional business events for regional Victoria. We have some big plans for 2019 and I look forward to working with the team to further this success,” he said.

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L-R: Adeline Keh, Mark Day and Chris Porter

About Mark Day

Mark began his career in tourism 15 years ago after studying hospitality management at William Angliss. Mark went on to hold various roles within hotels across Australia and in 2008, he returned to Geelong and commenced working for the Mercure Geelong in conferencing and sales.  It was here that Mark found his niche and pursed a career in business development, which led to various roles including assisting with the opening of a new hotel in outer Melbourne and working for one Victoria’s top resorts, Peppers The Sands Resort Torquay.

Most recently, Mark assumed the role of Marketing and Communications Officer for the business events unit at Tourism Greater Geelong and The Bellarine but was shortly promoted into the role of Convention Bureau Manager. During Mark’s time in the position, he has led the team to be recognised as Australia’s leading regional convention bureau. He was recently awarded with both State and National recognition for the category of ‘Regional Destination Marketing Organisation’ as awarded by Meetings and Events Australia.

Mark is currently undertaking post graduate studies in Marketing at Deakin University and will assume the position as Chair of Business Events Victoria, a State Government funded specialist body responsible for marketing regional Victoria as a premier business events destination.