Company accreditation was introduced by the PCO Association in 2009, since then twenty-four companies have been approved by an independent Auditor. At present there are fifteen whose accreditation is current.
Any company whose primary role in business is conference and event management and who have a minimum of one accredited CEM in their employ can apply for accreditation. Once the application and supporting documentation has been completed a review of the material will be conducted including discussions with referees and suppliers. This process is undertaken by an independent Auditor.
Following the evaluation process the documentation provided is returned directly to the applicant and the PCO Association will be notified only if the submission is successful. The applicant’s details will be then be promoted to the Associations data base and social media network. If unsuccessful, the applicant will be informed by the Auditor why they were unsuccessful and will have an opportunity to provide any additional information, (within a 30 day time limit), to enable their application assessment to continue.
The PCO Association does not have access to the information provided by the applicant. This is to ensure the applicants privacy from peers who may be competitors. Accredited PCO Companies are valued for their commitment to excellence and promoted to the client markets through advertising, email campaigns and social media.
Download the application forms here
Accredited Event Management Companies
All Occasions Group, SA | ASN Events Pty Ltd, VIC | AST Management Pty Ltd, Qld
Australasian Society for HIV Medicine, QLD | Conference Logistics, ACT
Consec Conference Management, ACT | Convention Management NZ Ltd, NZ
DC Conferences Pty Ltd, NSW | EECW Pty Ltd, WA | Iceberg Events, QLD
Leishman Associates TAS | Organisers Australia, QLD | QUT Events, QLD
Sane Event Group, NSW | The Association Specialists, NSW
The Association also manages an accreditation program for individual Meetings and Event Managers, see the website for details.