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.
One of Australia’s leading PCOs specialising in association and government work says staff shortages and the rising costs to retain them are major issues for the industry.
An investigation into whether professional conference organisers’ payment structures need to change – particularly in the context of the pandemic – delves into an under-discussed area touching on a myriad of issues faced by our service-based, pop-up, one-shot-to-get-it-right business.
Exhibitors are champing at the bit to show their wares at the 2021 PCOA annual conference, undeterred by a change of date.
PCOA is planning on get members off to a flying start to 2022.
The Association postponed its 2021 conference, scheduled for early December, in the wake of new COVID-19 outbreaks.
The 2021 conference has been moved to 29-31 January 2022, and the venue, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, is unchanged.
Barry Neame is half of the double act that owns Canberra-based conference and event management company, Consec.
Neame and his wife Pamela have run the business for 26 years specialising in association conferences and association management.
The difficulties of the past 15 months don’t compare to anything they have experienced in the quarter of a century of running the business together.
A long supporter of the business events sector, the PCO Association (PCOA) is proud of what it has achieved for its members and business partners during the past 12 months.
Technology and social media platforms kept the PCOA family together when we stood physically apart.
As the Professional Conference Organiser Association’s (PCOA) annual conference draws nearer, the organisers share more about the event.
Prime Minister announces $50 million injection to drive confidence for Australia’s business events industry MEDIA RELEASE:10 September 2020 • BECA welcomes $50 million funding announcement which will instil confidence and build momentum for Australia’s business events industry. • Government funding granted in response to BECA’s Recovery and Rebound Framework which highlighted the devastating impact of the pandemic and the need…
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…