PCO President to Retire

PCO Association

Rob Henshaw

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.