Organisers, Producers, Managers and Convenors

Visual Storytellers Group – M Gallery

We were at PCOA Conference in Sydney and had the awesome and fun time of activating the M Gallery for Sofitel Booth. We painted a mural live over the three days to bring to life what the experience of M Gallery by Sofitel means.  It was a real talking point over the conference and we absolutely loved to be…

A Welcome Acknowledgement

Andrew Klein, professional MC and presentation skills speaker and director of SPIKE Presentations, presents his front line observations on conferences in a regular feature in BEN.
Acknowledgement to Country performed by The KARI Singers was so powerful, joyous and moving…

ICC Sydney launched its 2020 Menu Collection at PCOA 2019

ICC Sydney launched its 2020 Menu Collection at PCOA 2019 this past December. Carefully curated by Executive Chef Tony Panetta, Director of Culinary Services, Lynell Peck and Beverage Operations & Cellar Manager, William Wilson, both beverage and food collections first featured on ICC Sydney’s stand as well as throughout the event’s catering to more than 400 attendees. ICC Sydney’s culinary…

PCOA19 Conference & Exhibition Wrap

Barry Neame mentioned at the closing session that we “should all be proud” of what we have achieved over the past few days as part of the business events sector that is worth over $38 billion dollars to the Australian economy.

Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) celebrates 10 years exhibiting at PCO Conference

Celebrating 10 years exhibiting at the Professional Conference Organisers’ (PCO) Association Conference, Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and Tourism New Zealand (joined by 18 partners), have this year doubled their stand to 72sqm giving delegates room to immerse themselves in what New Zealand has in store. Delegates will have good reason to visit the New Zealand stand with The…

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…

EventsAIR 6th Gen Platform release

EventsAIR will be launching version 10 of its global award winning event technology platform in late October. This new platform is the 6th Generation platform and has been designed and built on the latest web architecture, which will bring a new level of performance and capability to the event industry. For a sneak peek release a preview video can be…

Glenn Price to challenge his audience’s thinking at the PCOA19 annual conference.

Glenn Price, a behavioural change expert, will challenge his audience’s thinking at the PCOA19 annual conference. He is co-author of top-selling strategy execution book, Drivers — A Story of Transformational Change. Drivers is described as providing an instantly applicable framework for delivering results through strategy execution, customer and employee centricity, innovation and team engagement. Glenn has been the global head…

PCOA19 confirms Harry the Hirer to build exhibition

PCO Association president, Barry Neame said this year we have given Harry the Hirer the challenge to build an exhibition different to anything we have done in the past. Barry said, our brief to Michael Firman was for the exhibition to be in keeping with the PCOA conference theme “Anything is Possible”. Michael Firman, General Manager Exhibitions, Melbourne at Harry…