Producers, Managers
and Convenors


Run every day for 18 weeks to achieve the 870km distance from Canberra to Hobart in time for the start of the PCOA Conference AND raise much needed funds for mental health support of people in the business events industry via Beyond Blue along the way.

The Annual Tim Birley Award

Earlier this year, the business events industry lost a good friend, mentor to many, and a wonderful colleague. Tim Birley passed away suddenly on March 27th and will be sadly missed. To the PCOA community in true Tim form, he was an active member on our hotel sub committee, driving improved opportunities for all.

Welcome to PCOA22

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.