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.
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.