Alison Petrie, WA Councillor, has announced she will be stepping down from her position on the PCO Association Council effective immediately. This has been timed to coincide with her announcing her resignation as Managing Director of Encanta Event Management.
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PCOA caught up with Rohit Talwar, CEO Fast Future Research, for a one on one interview after his keynote presentation at PCOA18.
In this interview Rohit shares his thoughts on “The greatest need facing the events industry”.
Rohit Talwar was … Read more
Barry Neame, president of the PCO Association, opened the recent PCOA18 conference by challenging the 440 attendees to be brave and embrace change.
At the PCOA18 conference held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Barry Neame said there continues … Read more
Applications are open for the first round of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (GCCEC) innovative program that links academics and professionals with the opportunity to attend an international conference in their chosen field.
The 2019 Linkage Grant Program … Read more
The Beyond Tourism 2020 Steering Committee submitted its report to Government in December 2018. In January 2019, the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment launched a consultation process to seek industry and governments’ views on the draft report. The next … Read more
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre general manager Bob O’Keeffe was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in this year’s Australia Day Awards for outstanding services to tourism and business in Queensland.
Australia’s longest serving convention centre general … Read more
Artificial Intelligence. We will see far more use of artificial intelligence (AI) across a range of industries and applications will emerge in the meetings sector. The technology will help with things like trawling for popular topics and emerging issues for … Read more
The Liberal-National Government has announced the opening of the National Disability Conference Initiative grants, with organisations set to share in $315,000 of funding.
The grants aim to assist conference organisers maximise the inclusion and participation of people with disability at … Read more
It’s only been running for six months but Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Program (BFP) has already received over 69 applications for events worth a combined economic impact of over $503 million.
Ten wins on the board as bid … Read more
Barry Neame, PCO Association president said, “the PCOA18 networking function attendees were breath-taken with the sheer beauty and history of the State Library of Victoria”.
“It was a privilege to be given the opportunity to hold the associations annual conference … Read more