Barry Neame, President of the Professional Conference Organisers Association has proudly represented our association and its members at the recent ACCI Tourism Committee meeting in Canberra. The day was filled with discussions on crucial topics impacting the tourism industry. With workforce issues, Tourism Australia Bid Fund Grants, Visa policies for tourism, and airline cancellations on the agenda, it was evident that the challenges facing the sector were being addressed head-on.
PCOA President Barry Neame and Business Partnerships Manager joined other PCOA councillors at AIME24 to build relationships and focus on the future!
In this January/February edition we learn a bit more about Taranaki and discover Tropical North Queensland… As always, we keep you informed with the latest industry news, events, social scene and people on the move. And of course we bring you the latest happenings from our key partners BEIA, NZEA and PCOA.
In December we at ILA, Adelaide’s Centre of Immersive Light and Art (formerly known as Light ADL) had the honour of welcoming over 400 guests through the doors of our 150 year old heritage building. One venue, 2 floors, 4 event spaces and over 200sqm of LED screens were brought to life for the PCOA 2023 Networking Function.
PCOA is thrilled to release the final video of what was a fantastic PCOA23! Great work by Magnetic Shots! Don’t forget to keep updated with PCOA24 by filling in the Expression of Interest.
Adelaide, South Australia (17 January, 2024) – Adelaide Venue Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Goldfinch as General Manager – Adelaide Convention Centre.
An accomplished and innovative leader, driven by creating outstanding guest experiences, Sarah joins the Centre following an illustrious career leading luxury and lifestyle hotels.
The Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) has joined the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). The organisation has chapters in all Australian states and territories and a membership which includes more than 80 associations and some of Australia’s largest and most powerful corporations.
Brisbane’s yet-to-launch $3.6 billion development will host the Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) conference next year. The annual gathering is expected to attract 400 conference organisers in 2024.
The opening of Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf has been pushed out a few more months. The $3.6 billion waterfront development is now expected to open in August. The announcement came just before Christmas after the Destination Brisbane Consortium behind the project settled Queensland Supreme Court proceedings and an adjudication application lodged with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, both initiated by the development’s builder Multiplex.
The PCOA made a commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of our PCOA23 speaker and staff flights by offsetting our carbon emissions via Greenfleet.