Following tough times during the pandemic, the landscape of associations representing the events industry has undergone a seismic shift. So, where are we now?
PCOA is thrilled to release the final video of what was a fantastic PCOA23! Great work by Magnetic Shots! Don’t forget to keep updated with PCOA24 by filling in the Expression of Interest.
The Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) has joined the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). The organisation has chapters in all Australian states and territories and a membership which includes more than 80 associations and some of Australia’s largest and most powerful corporations.
Brisbane’s yet-to-launch $3.6 billion development will host the Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) conference next year. The annual gathering is expected to attract 400 conference organisers in 2024.
Let’s get you prepared for the upcoming PCOA23 conference with Karen Sainsbury – PCOA Councillor NSW and PCOA23 program lead! Learn about the speakers! Discover the PCOA23 app!
Are you a seasoned expert in the event industry with a passion for sharing your knowledge and insights? We want YOU to be a guest speaker on “The Conference Collective” podcast series!
Business Events Industry Aotearoa welcomes the lifting of all New Zealand’s COVID-19 restrictions from today (15 August 2023).
The New Zealand Government says over the past month reported COVID-19 cases have hit their lowest levels since February 2022 and now is the time to remove all requirements including seven-day mandatory isolation.
PCOA in partnership with the Pan Pacific Hotels Group, is calling for applications from our community to be considered for the inaugural Tim Birley Rising Star Award. Tim was an industry champion who tragically passed away in March 2022. Tim was the ultimate professional, and truly understood how to balance customer care with results for his hotels. He took the time to get to know clients, and genuinely cared about the industry as a whole. The inaugural Tim Birley award celebrates Tim’s contribution to the business events sector.
Join us for, “The Power of Synergy: Unveiling CyberCon’s Cross-Collaboration Secrets,” as we explore the captivating case study of one of Australia’s largest conferences, CyberCon. Discover how three teams, representing key aspects of event management and production, seamlessly merged their expertise to create an unforgettable conference experience. Hosted by PCOA, this insightful session unravels the story behind CyberCon’s success, shedding light on the remarkable power of teamwork and collective expertise. Our panel of industry experts, Karen Sainsbury, Cornerstone Events, Chris Buckley, Touch Point & Libbie Ray, Connected Event Group will share firsthand experiences and engage in lively discussions.
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.