Join us for, “The Power of Synergy: Unveiling CyberCon’s Cross-Collaboration Secrets,” as we explore the captivating case study of one of Australia’s largest conferences, CyberCon. Discover how three teams, representing key aspects of event management and production, seamlessly merged their expertise to create an unforgettable conference experience. Hosted by PCOA, this insightful session unravels the story behind CyberCon’s success, shedding light on the remarkable power of teamwork and collective expertise. Our panel of industry experts, Karen Sainsbury, Cornerstone Events, Chris Buckley, Touch Point & Libbie Ray, Connected Event Group will share firsthand experiences and engage in lively discussions.
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.
Karen Sainsbury and Natalie Brumniach have been partners in Cornerstone Events for over a decade now and have amassed literally a world of experience as PCOs.
They started out as colleagues at Novotel Twin Waters on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in the 1990s. Back then, they said one day they would run their own business and make ethical practices and transparency the foundation of the way they would work.
Karen Sainsbury, a PCO Association councillor and managing director of Cornerstone Events, shares why a certified event management company can make all the difference for your conference or meeting.
You no doubt know that not every event management company in business is a certified one – there is no barrier to anyone setting up a business. However, there is a significant difference between those that have undertaken a certification process and those who simply open their doors and start operating.
Inez Kharouni – “I enjoy the diversity of my role, which allows me to experience and be trained within different parts of events on a day to day basis” I was given the opportunity to complete an internship with Cornerstone Events whilst undertaking my university degree. During this semester, I realised that the events industry was where I wanted to pursue…