Producers, Managers
and Convenors

Professional Conference Organisers
Association Inc

The PCO Association is the leading body representing the interests of Professional Conference Organisers and Event Managers in Australia and New Zealand.

The Association’s objectives are to increase the standard of professionalism of its members and promote a better understanding of the roles, functions and contributions of Professional Conference Organisers and Event Managers and other practitioners in the conference and event sector.

How can the industry get involved?

If you’re an event decision-maker, start planning. If you’re an event influencer, convince your clients and encourage your networks to event in Australia this year.

Download the new industry toolkit to access the campaign logo and other useful tools for use in your own marketing activity.



The business events industry is a powerful and demonstrated facilitator of:

job generation across Australia
international trade opportunities
regional development and tourism pathways
soft diplomacy
go-to-market strategies for new products and services (especially from regional areas)
knowledge sharing: research, new technologies and partnership creation.

In September 2020 the Australian Government announced it would establish the $50 million Business Events Grants program. This program is funded under the $1 billion Relief and Recovery Fund which is providing assistance to sectors, regions and communities disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.

You can read more information on it here.


Individual membership of the PCO Association is available to conference and event managers, coordinators, producers and encompassing corporate and government in-house event managers.


The PCO Association Certification Programs provide individuals and businesses with a set of standards that are recognised as the minimum standard level of service and business practices.

Business Partner Program

The PCO Association Business Partner Program is available to organisations with an interest in, or who supply to the conference and events sector.

Webinars & Online Learning

The PCO Association online learning is the focus of our Personal Development Program. Members and non-members are welcome to join the webinars.

PCO Association Councillors

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