As a Trustee of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Yvonne von Hartel AM has overseen the opening of the new Melbourne Convention Centre, which has been fully integrated with the Melbourne Exhibition Centre to create the most versatile and advanced convention and exhibition centre in the Southern Hemisphere.  The new centre contains a 5,000 seat Plenary space and sets new world benchmarks as the first convention centre to be awarded a '6 Star Green Star' environmental rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.