Producers, Managers
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PCOA releases program for this year’s conference

The Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) has released the program for this year’s conference which is being held in Adelaide this December. After months of collaboration with the PCOA23 program advisory committee and considering feedback from last year’s attendee survey, the PCOA23 program focuses on the theme of “Foundations for the Future” under the key pillars of Curation, Legacy and Sustainability.

Gina Shaw joins Elevate Communication’s major events team

Event manager Gina Shaw has joined Elevate Communication’s major events division as it ramps up activity post pandemic. Shaw brings more than 15 years’ experience in the conferencing and events industry to her role at the Brisbane-based marketing agency and is one of just 58 professionals to hold PCOA Certified Events Manager status in Australia and New Zealand.

Proud achievement’ as bid fund helps secure events worth almost $100m

It’s only been running for six months but Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Program (BFP) has already received over 69 applications for events worth a combined economic impact of over $503 million. Ten wins on the board as bid fund helps convert $97m worth of business. To date 10 bids worth over $97 million have been converted to business…