Organisers, Producers, Managers and Convenors

Australia tourism is back to business as usual

MEMBERS of the Professional Conference Organisers Association are being urged to reach out to their international contacts with a loud and clear message – ‘Australia tourism is back to business as usual’.
PCOA councillor Karen Sainsbury has made the call after attending, on behalf of the association, a tourism forum called by Minister Simon Birmingham and Austrade in the wake of the bushfire crisis.

PCOA20 destination announcement

Business Events Tasmania (BET) welcomes the opportunity to showcase Tasmania’s conferencing and business event capabilities to industry professionals at the PCOA Conference 2020 in Hobart.

BET’s Chief Executive Officer Marnie Craig said ‘our team is excited that so many PCOs, in-house event planners and meeting industry professionals will enjoy first-hand, a genuine Tasmanian experience. We’re confident that the conference will leave a lasting impression on delegates.’

Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) celebrates 10 years exhibiting at PCO Conference

Celebrating 10 years exhibiting at the Professional Conference Organisers’ (PCO) Association Conference, Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and Tourism New Zealand (joined by 18 partners), have this year doubled their stand to 72sqm giving delegates room to immerse themselves in what New Zealand has in store. Delegates will have good reason to visit the New Zealand stand with The…

PCOA reveals details for annual networking night

Barry Neame, PCO Association president is delighted to confirm this year’s PCOA Conference and Exhibition networking function will be held on Starship Sydney and supported by Shorty’s Liquor. Starship Sydney is Sydney Harbour’s largest cruising glass vessel offering modern facilities, the latest in nautical engineering allowing for whisper quiet cruising plus remarkable stability. The award-winning Starship Sydney is the perfect…

EventsAIR 6th Gen Platform release

EventsAIR will be launching version 10 of its global award winning event technology platform in late October. This new platform is the 6th Generation platform and has been designed and built on the latest web architecture, which will bring a new level of performance and capability to the event industry. For a sneak peek release a preview video can be…

Is your Abstract process an abstract process?

An abstract in academic circles, is a concise summary of a research paper, thesis or conference proceeding that outlines what the author is intending to talk about. In business circles it might be called an executive summary, or if it’s a book it might be a synopsis. If you have ever submitted an abstract to a conference, your abstract will…

What’s happening at Destination NSW

A $6 million boost to Regional Conferencing in New South Wales A successful conference says a great deal about an organisation, which is why it’s imperative to elevate your event with a unique location. New South Wales continues to reign as Australia’s leading tourism State and offers a fantastic location to do business from the bush to the coast. In…

Regional locations set to bid for more business events

Regional destinations around Australia will now have greater access to crucial funding to help them secure lucrative international business events, thanks to changes being made to the Morrison Government’s Business Events Bid Fund Program. Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham today announced a series of changes to the eligibility criteria of the $12 million Bid Fund Program, which is managed by…

ICC Sydney and PCOs Come Together at Second Annual Roundtable

Australia’s premier convention, entertainment and exhibition venue hosts immersive two-day event Professional conference organisers (PCOs) from across the country have come together at International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) for the second annual industry update and roundtable to promote open dialogue, peer-to-peer collaboration and leadership in action. Taking place over two days, the event immersed PCOs in authentic Sydney experiences,…