Organisers

Producers, Managers
and Convenors

The Ability To Think About New Options

PCOA caught up with Belinda Brosnan, CEO Belinda Brosnan, for a one on one interview after her keynote presentation at PCOA18. In this interview Belinda shares her thoughts on “The ability to think outside the square”. Join us for the 12th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, International Convention Centre, 8 – 10 December 2019

PCO Association Councillor announcement

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. Barry Neame, president PCO Association cannot thank Alison enough for the dedication, passion, and enthusiasm she has given the association over…

The greatest need facing the events industry today

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 proudly sponsored by Tourism New Zealand Join us for the 12th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, International Convention Centre Sydney,…

Conference Grants Open Doors for Academics

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 provides grants of up to $5000. Attendance at conferences provides the opportunity to learn about the latest thinking, trends and…

Contribute to the Industry Strategy 2020

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 long-term tourism strategy will extend out to the year 2030. This consultation process will provide valuable insights in shaping the…

PCOA18 Featured Speaker, Fast Future CEO, Rohit Talwar, provides five points on future tech

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 conference content, through to identifying and targeting potential attendees who fit the ideal candidate profile. We’ll see AI being used…

National Disability Conference Initiative Grants now open to make conferences more accessible

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 nationally-focussed, disability-related conferences in Australia. Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher said the grants directly support people with…

Proud achievement’ as bid fund helps secure events worth almost $100m

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 fund helps convert $97m worth of business. To date 10 bids worth over $97 million have been converted to business…