Conference


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The annual PCOA conference and exhibition is to celebrate its 10th birthday by returning to the Gold Coast, the city where it all started.  The event will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre  between Sunday 26 – Tuesday 28 November 2017.

This year’s theme of MEETING Beyond Tomorrow provides the perfect backdrop for an event that will focus on future opportunities and examine industry growth and development.  The conference, will address the challenges faced by our dynamic industry, and will explore the trends and shifts that impact us all.

The program, with two strong sub-themes of Innovation and Engagement, will include a variety of expert speakers, covering topics ranging from the latest technology and what impact it has on conferences to new ways to engage and influence audiences, both digitally and onsite. There will be practical and personal development sessions for every level of event professional and networking opportunities for all PCOs, industry members and in-house event managers to connect with each other.

Delegates will be encouraged to discuss ways to take conferencing to the next level and continue the growth of the business events sector.

There is an ever-changing business and economic landscape and today, more than ever, we have to think beyond tomorrow to stay competitive and shape our future in the meetings and events industry.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

  • Participate in hands-on workshops
  • Hear innovative ideas from renowned keynote presenters
  • Learn key skills during the concurrent sessions
  • Meet like-minded industry professionals at the networking functions
  • Be exposed to new and innovative products on display throughout the trade exhibition
  • Be inspired by the best movers and shakers in the industry

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • In-house corporate or association conference and event managers and coordinators
  • In-house government conference and event managers and coordinators
  • Conference managers from independent conference and event management companies
  • Conference coordinators from independent conference and event management companies
  • Owners/directors of conference and event management companies
  • Conference and event management educators and students
  • Event producers

DELEGATE FEEDBACK OF THE 2016 CONFERENCE

  • Exceeded my expectations. I found it educational, motivating and a great networking event.
  • Networking opportunities were brilliant!
  • Overall a great conference with a great balance of speakers, exhibition and social networking.
  • This was my 1st PCOA conference – It exceeded my expectations.
  • The Conference was well organised with excellent speakers  who have motivated me.
  • The conference was extremely beneficial – thank you.
  • Be exposed to new and innovative products on display throughout the trade exhibition.
  • The catering and service levels from BCEC were absolutely outstanding!
  • Overall a wonderful conference.