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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.
PCOA is excited to announce that Rebecca will present ‘Reconciliation in Action: Ancient Cultures Unleashed Through Future Innovations’ at PCOA23 in Adelaide. Rebecca is the founder and CEO of Ochre Dawn Pty Ltd a specialist marketing and branding business. With years of experience in community services and youth work, combined with skills obtained from over a decade working in corporate IT, Rebecca’s unique skill set and background offers a great foundation for creative solutions for clients’ needs.
PCO ICMS Australasia has been embedded into the organising committee since Brisbane won the bid in 2016, helping to deliver this benchmark event, achieving record global participation, sponsorship and government buy-in. The high security event is highly complex – security, stakeholder management, 13 concurrent sessions, satellite meetings, a huge exhibition component, and accredited media.
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.
New President takes charge at IAPCO – PCOA wishes to congratulate, long standing member, Sarah Markey-Hamm, CEO of ICMS Pty Ltd and the new President of IAPCO. The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) is a not-for-profit membership association, registered in Switzerland. IAPCO Members are Professional Congress Organisers (companies, not individuals) that have qualified for Membership under the detailed application process by demonstrating that they consistently deliver PCO services to their clients and partners at high-quality standards.
Professional conference organisers, in-house event planners and meeting industry professionals will be heading to Adelaide in December 2023 for the PCO Association’s 15th annual conference and exhibition.
I said at the outset that I am delighted to be welcoming you all in person, and I meant it – more so than usual when you consider the enormous challenges our sector and others have experienced over the past two years. I want to particularly acknowledge and thank sincerely the PCOA management committee – Paula Leishman and Karen Sainsbury, along with the PCOA councillors – Mary Sparksman, Mike Pickford, Anne Marie Quinn, Renee Bennett, Arna Wahl Davies and our fantastic team, who keep PCOA operating Maxine Tod and Cindy Axisa. What a team that has built the PCOA brand over the last 14 Years.
The Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) last night regrettably announced that it was postponing the scheduled annual conference, which was planned for Hobart later this month. Barry Neame, PCOA president, said the decision to postpone was not taken lightly.