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PCOA releases program for this year’s conference

The Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) has released the program for this year’s conference which is being held in Adelaide this December. After months of collaboration with the PCOA23 program advisory committee and considering feedback from last year’s attendee survey, the PCOA23 program focuses on the theme of “Foundations for the Future” under the key pillars of Curation, Legacy and Sustainability.

PCOA23 is heading to Adelaide!

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.

PCOA21 Postponement

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.

The 2020 PCOA President’s Award was presented to Trevor Gardiner, CEO of Centium at the recent 13th Annual PCOA Hybrid Conference & Virtual Exhibition

The 2020 PCOA President’s Award was presented to Trevor Gardiner, Chief Executive Officer of Centium at the recent 13th Annual PCOA Hybrid Conference & Virtual Exhibition. This award is given to a member of the business events industry who strives and achieves excellence, and the recipient of the 2020 award is a true visionary. This year’s recipient, Trevor Gardiner, has…

Strong speaker support for PCOA conference

Long-time industry veteran and speaker representative, Barry Markoff, ICMI Speakers & Entertainers continues his support of the Professional Conference Organisers Association in 2020, sponsoring nine high-profile speakers for the December hybrid event.

Mr Markoff tells us what his take is on the impact of COVID-19 has been and when he sees a return of the sector.

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…

Get Involved in the Fast Case Studies Session at PCOA18

We are seeking 5 PCO’s or In-house Event Managers to share a short case study (approx 10 mins) as part of a session at the PCOA Conference & Exhibition in December. We are looking specifically for examples where you have tried something new at a conference that worked beyond expectations. You will need to outline it, then give a couple…

PCO Association president shares announcement with Showtime Event Groups

Thanks to the support of State Library Victoria and Showtime Event Group the PCOA will be holding this year’s networking event in Australia’s oldest public library and one of the first free libraries in the world. PCOA president Barry Neame said “State Library Victoria will provide the perfect environment for attendees to network and exchange ideas in an historic setting…

Why you can’t miss PCOA18 – Hear from past delegates

96.58% of 2017 PCOA Conference delegates surveyed said they would recommend attending a future PCOA Conference to their colleagues. PCOA is delivering what everyone wants – to be engaged and connected and gaining education in the industry! Take the opportunity to listen to what PCOA17 delegates had to say ……………………. Australia’s leading Meetings Industry Conference Join us for the 11th…

Featured Speakers announced for PCOA18 Conference

PCO Association President, Barry Neame said “the featured speakers are a diverse group of impressive achievers who will address many of the uncertainties conference and meeting planners are learning to live with. Why not join us and learn with them on how to embrace change”. You can’t afford to miss Australia’s leading Meetings Industry Conference – 96.58% of 2017 PCOA Conference…