Organisers, Producers, Managers and Convenors

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…

Your most important innovation in 2019

We all know that innovation is essential to ongoing success but how do you access and implement new ideas, and how do you prioritise which parts of your business are most in need of a new approach? Strategy consultant Rosie Yeo says her interactive workshop at the 11th Annual PCOA Conference & Exhibition in Melbourne will help delegates make smart decisions…

Registration open for PCOA18 Conference

Registration for the 11th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre between December 9-11, 2018, is now open. The Conference will be held at the Melbourne Conventionand Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) newly completed $200 million expansion. PCO Association president Barry Neame said the conference theme ‘Embracing Change’ is a proactive call to all…

In case you missed it… Forward Calendar Report is now available

AACB recently released its latest edition of the Forward Calendar of International Business Events Report, containing an analysis of bids won, lost and bids in the pipeline by its members for the years ahead (from Jan 2018). Business events are unique in that they are the only tourism sector that provides a vision of confirmed future business. 361 international business events…

Event planning – how hard can it be?

Has planning your next staff or client conference just been added to your never-ending ‘to-do’ list? You have great organisational and people management skills, perhaps even a little creative flair, so what could go wrong? More and more these days EAs and PAs are given planning responsibilities for the most important events their organisations hold each year. Having a simple…

Eventbrite and Entegy team up to create a complete solution for corporate registration customers

Eventbrite, the world’s largest ticketing and event technology platform with nearly three million events each year, and fast-growing Australian event suite, Entegy, have integrated to create the conference and exhibition event sector’s most powerful and broad-reaching, end-to-end event management solution. The integration, which can be accessed through Eventbrite’s open API platform, Eventbrite Spectrum, will launch first in Australia and New…