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Event manager Gina Shaw has joined Elevate Communication’s major events division as it ramps up activity post pandemic. Shaw brings more than 15 years’ experience in the conferencing and events industry to her role at the Brisbane-based marketing agency and is one of just 58 professionals to hold PCOA Certified Events Manager status in Australia and New Zealand.
In the this edition our cover story takes you to Rotorua along with Taupo and Tauranga/Bay of Plenty. In Australia we learn more about Brisbane and take a closer look at Geelong and The Bellarine. We also report on famil visits around Australia and New Zealand. We bring you highlights from MEETINGS 2023 along with the latest industry news, events, social scene and people on the move. As always we have the latest happenings from our key partners BEIA, NZEA, PCOA and St John.
CASE STUDY:- The 10th World Avocado Congress was a smash hit in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. New Zealand’s strong agritech industry, horticulture sector and destination appeal attracted a delegation far exceeding expectations, with 1160 attendees including 750 international delegates from as far afield as Mexico, Peru and South Africa.
Fostering meaningful connections and opening doors to exciting new collaborations. Barry Neame, CEM, PCOA President, and Maxine Tod, Director Business Partnerships, were proud to represent PCOA at the highly successful Meetings 2023 held at Tākina – Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre last week.
The Cairns Convention Centre is getting ready to open its $176 million expansion, cementing Tropical North Queensland as a premiere business destination. Janet Hamilton, General Manager at Cairns Convention Centre, says the expansion adds a rooftop banquet area, outdoor terrace, three flexible meeting rooms, an exhibition and plenary space in the 10,500sqm of new floor space now available. This gives Cairns Convention Centre the ability to host multiple or larger events, with conventions and exhibitions of up to 2,500 guests now able to be accommodated in the entire venue.
Cairns, 31st May, 2023 – Over 100 high school students from across Far North Queensland were given an insight into the workings of the tourism and hospitality industries at a recent Queensland Tourism Industry Roadshow at the Cairns Convention Centre.
Australasia’s oldest professional conference organiser ICMSA has had plenty of industry firsts in its 57 year history but has never managed three meetings all starting on the same day. Come June 26, ICMSA staff will be manning registration desks in Brisbane and Melbourne in preparation for an influx of close to 5,000 delegates attending three separate meetings.
In this May/June 2023 edition our cover story takes you to Wellington and we also visit Southland/Fiordland, and the West Coast. We look at the latest team building experiences, review the Rotorua Australian Roadshow and provide our regular industry news, events, people on the move and social pages. Of course we also have updates from our key partners BEIA and NZEA.
Mark your calendars for the 15th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, taking place from 10 -12 December 2023 at the Adelaide Convention Centre. PCOA23 promises to be a one-of-a-kind opportunity for business event professionals to network, learn, and grow together.