President of the Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Association Rob Henshaw (pictured) has announced he will be retiring from the Association on December 31, 2013.
Henshaw was a co-founder of the Association in 2006 and will be acknowledged with “life-membership” status in December.
PCO Association spokesperson Peter Sugg said “Rob has worked tirelessly during the past seven years, to give PCOs a voice and provide them with collegiate support”.
“His presidency saw the introduction of the first draft of a ‘legal’ venue contract, affordable event public liability insurance, member and company accreditation systems, member code of conduct, business partner programs, training courses and industry seminars, and the establishment of a member/supplier disputes resolution process,” he added.
President elect is Barry Neame, a director of Consec Conference Management in Canberra
The Association will open a Canberra office early in 2014, to assist with its lobbying activities, and it will also appoint a director of industry partnerships who will be based in Queensland.