Organisers, Producers, Managers and Convenors

Case Study – PCOA17 Conference

The Client The Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) is the leading body representing the interests of Professional Conference Organisers and Event Managers in Australia and New Zealand. The Association aims to increase the standard of professionalism of its members and promote a better understanding of the roles, functions and contributions of Professional Conference Organisers and Event Managers in the conference…

New Zealand celebrates 10th PCOA with largest-ever team

The largest-ever team of New Zealand suppliers is heading to the Gold Coast for the Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Association’s 10th anniversary event next month. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Australia Manager Sharon Auld says 19 New Zealand suppliers will be joining the 100% Pure New Zealand hub at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from Sunday 26…

Event Content of Tomorrow

International Productions looks at the content and technology that are shaping events beyond tomorrow In today’s digitally saturated society – the events industry is constantly evolving as new trends in technology continue to explode onto the scene. Technology that was once considered far-off is now here and with each innovation and new product that becomes available, it’s essential event professionals…

PCOA Life Member, Jenifer Dwyer Slee, returns to Accor

Pullman Mercure Brisbane King George Square – home of Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar has welcomed Jenifer Dwyer Slee back to Accor as the hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing. Jenifer’s experience in tourism includes time in the iconic Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and more recently in the role of Director of Sales – Business Events at AccorHotels’ corporate office in Sydney.…

Destination Gold Coast familiarisation announced

Gold Coast Business Events is offering the opportunity for delegates attending the PCOA annual conference to experience the latest on offer in the Gold Coast conference and meeting industry. The fully hosted post famil program for PCO’s will be held from 28 – 30 November. The program is designed to showcase venues, event options and experiences for business events, and…

Business Events Council of Australia broadens opportunities

The recent high-level Canberra meeting organised by Business Events Council of Australia will hopefully lead to the Federal Government maximising the opportunities provided by the business events industry’s ability to attract the world’s smartest investors to Australia. “While it is critical that strong and secure investment be maintained for Tourism Australia – to position the country globally as a premium…

Are you Accredited

Are you Accredited – PCOA President, Barry Neame says the PCO Accreditation program was established in 2009 to provide individuals and businesses with a set of standards that are recognised as the minimum standard level of service and business practices. “The PCO Association offers two types of Accreditation that provide individuals and businesses with a set of standards that are…

Case Study – PCOA Conference drives engagement through competition

Networking opportunities – build it and they will come, right? Well, not exactly… sometimes people need a little push. Read on to find out how 2016’s PCOA Conference used friendly competition to drive engagement. Case Study b Entegy Pty Ltd p: 1300 730 808 w: www.entegy.com.au Join us for the 10th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, at the Gold Coast…

Early Bird Registration Open for PCOA Conference and Exhibition

Join us to celebrate the 10th birthday of the Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, returning to the Gold Coast, the city where it all started. The Conference themed ‘MEETING Beyond Tomorrow’ will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre between Sunday 26 – Tuesday 28 November 2017. Building on the past successful conferences and the growing interest…