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Indigenous Awareness: NAIDOC Week Speakers

This July all of us here at ICMI are excited to come together with Australians across the country to celebrate NAIDOC Week and pay our respects to one of the oldest civilisations on earth. Recognition of Indigenous Australian history, culture and rights has come so far since the Aboriginal Day of Mourning became one of the first major civil rights gatherings in the world in 1938. This day, marking 150 years of colonial invasion, is recognised as the beginning of the contemporary Aboriginal political movement. It quickly became an annual protest, and later, re-imagined as Aborigines Day.


As 2020 draws to an end, we’d like to reflect on our conference held just a week or two ago.  It was critical to PCOA that we ensured we held a conference in this challenging year, to give our industry the opportunity to connect, to engage and provide a knowledge forum to continue our professional development.

Strong speaker support for PCOA conference

Long-time industry veteran and speaker representative, Barry Markoff, ICMI Speakers & Entertainers continues his support of the Professional Conference Organisers Association in 2020, sponsoring nine high-profile speakers for the December hybrid event.

Mr Markoff tells us what his take is on the impact of COVID-19 has been and when he sees a return of the sector.

Featured Speakers announced for PCOA18 Conference

PCO Association President, Barry Neame said “the featured speakers are a diverse group of impressive achievers who will address many of the uncertainties conference and meeting planners are learning to live with. Why not join us and learn with them on how to embrace change”. You can’t afford to miss Australia’s leading Meetings Industry Conference – 96.58% of 2017 PCOA Conference…