Online learning is the focus of our PD program.  Members and non-members are welcome to join the webinars.

PCOA webinars assist:

  • People already in the conference, meetings and events industry who need to update their skills
  • People changing career or seeking career advancement
  • New practitioners who want to learn more about the conference, meetings and events industry
  • Organisations who want to improve the skills of their staff
  • Directors/Owners of Independent Conference & Event Management Companies
  • Association In-house Conference & Event Managers & Coordinators
  • In-house Government Conference & Event Managers & Coordinators
  • Corporate In-house Conference & Event Managers & Coordinators
  • Employees of Independent Conference & Event Management Companies

PCOA WEBINAR SERIES – Rebecca Mutanen & Amber Wilson

Conferencing at Sea

Tuesday 9th May 2017 |  Time:   1:30 pm to 2:00 pm AEST

Webinar Overview

Cruising is one of the fastest growing and most satisfying guest experiences within the travel sector. Equally, the conference and incentive division for cruise has found a strong following particularly in recent times. Find out why this market is heavily on the rise and where the business opportunities are for you as a PCO in a demanding market.

During this webinar Rebecca and Amber will discuss:

– Insights and current trends on who is booking cruise conferences & incentives, and where to find business opportunities
– The benefits of cruise and what product is appropriate for your client
– What you need to know about booking a cruise conference/incentive
– Your benefits and perks as a PCO

About the Presenters

Rebecca Mutanen – Corporate Groups Manager, P&O Cruises

Rebecca Mutanen SMLRebecca Mutanen is what you would call a serious cruiser! In fact her first cruise was when she was only 18 months on the P&O Oriana back in the 80’s, which is where it all started. From working many years on board the US based Disney Cruise Lines as Cruise Sales Manager, to holding various Business Development, Sales and Event Manger positions back on land in Australia she knew there was always greater potential in the market for Cruise Conferencing.

Having started a Business Development Manager role within Carnival Australia over 6 years ago, the last 3 have been truly focused on developing a new dedicated product and team for P&O Cruises – named P&O Corporate. Since pioneering this division, the growth within this market has seen over 50% growth year on year with only more to come.

Amber Wilson – Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Silversea Cruises

Amber WilsonWith over 17 years’ experience in the travel and cruise industries and a strong commercial background, Amber has worked across a range of senior management roles in Australia and the UK. Previous cruise experience includes Star Cruises & Norwegian Cruise Line, where Amber quickly rose from Sales Coordinator to Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibition (MICE) Sales Manager.

Most recently, Amber held the position of General Manager, Sales & Marketing at Cruiseco, a tenure of 12 years that saw her team quadruple in size. Key projects included the launch of the brand in the UK, and the scope of work stretched from river to ocean cruises, highlighting the breadth of experience she now brings to the Silversea organisation.

With eight ships currently featured across the award-winning fleet, Silversea is due to launch its new flagship, Silver Muse, in April 2017, and migrate one of its vessels, Silver Cloud, to the expedition fleet later that year, following an extensive refurbishment.

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