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.
Pan Pacific Hotels Group has paid special tribute to Tim Birley by naming the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour boardroom in his honour.
The program for the Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) Conference in Tasmania from January 29 – 31, 2022, has been released, revealing a range of topics to be explored, including the industry’s recovery and future challenges, hybrid and virtual events, aviation and mental health.
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.
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.
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