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Interview with Barry Neame by Joyce DiMascio: Challenges facing PCOs

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.

Interview with Paula Leishman by Joyce DiMascio: “Snap lockdowns don’t do us any favours”

Interview with Paula Leishman by Micenet’s Joyce DiMascio : “Snap lockdowns don’t do us any favours” Paula Leishman calls it as it is. She’s been running her business as a professional conference organiser for 21 years and has a clear handle on the current state-of-play in the business events market. Her company, Leishman Associates, is based in Tasmania and operates…

PCOA18 Featured Speaker, Fast Future CEO, Rohit Talwar, provides five points on future tech

Artificial Intelligence. We will see far more use of artificial intelligence (AI) across a range of industries and applications will emerge in the meetings sector. The technology will help with things like trawling for popular topics and emerging issues for conference content, through to identifying and targeting potential attendees who fit the ideal candidate profile. We’ll see AI being used…

Eye Opening Experiences

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…