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GOLD COAST CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE READY TO REOPEN WITH APPROVED COVID SAFE PLAN

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) has received approval from the Gold Coast Public Health Unit to operate under its Site Specific COVID Safe Plan.

Developed in consultation with the GCCEC COVID Safe Task Force, industry bodies, government and health authorities, the plan covers all essential areas of operation including cleaning and hygiene, social distancing – with new floor plans, food and beverage service, training and record keeping.

Welcome to our newly appointed PCOA Councillor for New Zealand

Arna Wahl Davies has been appointed as the new PCO Association councillor for New Zealand.

She is co-founder and director of Composition, a professional conference organising company which manages mid to large-size conferences throughout New Zealand. Arna brings to the PCOA role more than 20 years’ experience in event management.

Arna, after gaining professional qualifications early in her career, became a chef, working in international hotels and then moving into event management. She started her business a decade ago.

LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS AS TOP TRADE SHOW DESTINATION

LAS VEGAS – Once again, Las Vegas maintains its long-standing reputation as the leading destination for business travel. For the 25th consecutive year, Las Vegas was named the country’s No. 1 trade show destination according to the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) “2018 TSNN Top Trade Shows” list. According to the list, Las Vegas hosted 48 of the largest shows…

Business events must be part of the political debate

People and organisations operating in the “very vibrant” business events industry must voice their views during any federal election debate, says PCO Association president Barry Neame. Ahead of the federal election, which is likely to take place in May 2019, Neame lobbied political parties to take into account the thousands of people the industry brings together for meetings, incentive events,…

Be Prepared For Those Challenges

PCOA caught up with Yvonne Adele, Master of Ceremonies, for a one on one interview at the PCOA18 Conference, Embracing Change – How Agile Are You In this interview Yvonne shares her thoughts on being prepared for those challenges. Join us for the 12th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, International Convention Centre Sydney, 8 – 10 December 2019

New and Emerging Technologies in the Events Space

PCOA caught up with Scott Millar, Young Entrepreneur, CEO of Startup Company BOP (Age 18) for a one on one interview after his presentation at PCOA18. In this interview Scott shares his thoughts on New and Emerging Technologies in the Events Space. Join us for the 12th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, International Convention Centre Sydney, 8 – 10 December 2019

Anything is Possible – where ingenuity, creativity and unpredictability meet

The 2019 PCOA conference, building on discussion at last year’s event, will equip and prepare attendees for a world where ‘Anything is Possible’, says PCO Association president Barry Neame. He says the conference program is going to explore new ways of thinking, working and creating via a combination of practical and thought-provoking sessions delivered by industry leaders, practitioners and ‘edge-thinkers’.…

The business events industry demonstrates it is powerful

The business events industry demonstrates it is a powerful 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 Over 38 million people attended more than 429,500 business events across Australia between 2015-2016*. *Information and…

Adapting To Change

PCOA caught up with Gary Daly, Managing Director, Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, for a one on one interview after his PCOA18 workshop – Doing Exhibitions Differently – How To Increase Your Event Revenue In this interview Gary shares his thoughts on “Adapting to change” Join us for the 12th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, International Convention Centre Sydney, 8 – 10…