In this January/February edition we learn a bit more about Taranaki and discover Tropical North Queensland… As always, we keep you informed with the latest industry news, events, social scene and people on the move. And of course we bring you the latest happenings from our key partners BEIA, NZEA and PCOA.
The President of the Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) Barry Neame announced at the opening of the Annual PCOA conference in Adelaide this week that it has become a member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).
Let’s get you prepared for the upcoming PCOA23 conference with Karen Sainsbury – PCOA Councillor NSW and PCOA23 program lead! Learn about the speakers! Discover the PCOA23 app!
The PCOA invites you, as a PCOA23 attendee, exhibitor, speaker and/or sponsor, and those interested in registering for PCOA23, to join us on a complimentary webinar that will assist you with getting the most out of PCOA23. The webinar will be hosted by Karen Sainsbury, PCOA Councillor NSW and PCOA23 program lead. Karen will be joined by an informative group of panellists, who will discuss a variety of details that will assist you in your preparation for PCOA23 in Adelaide.
PCOA in partnership with the Pan Pacific Hotels Group, is calling for applications from our community to be considered for the inaugural Tim Birley Rising Star Award. Tim was an industry champion who tragically passed away in March 2022. Tim was the ultimate professional, and truly understood how to balance customer care with results for his hotels. He took the time to get to know clients, and genuinely cared about the industry as a whole. The inaugural Tim Birley award celebrates Tim’s contribution to the business events sector.
Fostering meaningful connections and opening doors to exciting new collaborations. Barry Neame, CEM, PCOA President, and Maxine Tod, Director Business Partnerships, were proud to represent PCOA at the highly successful Meetings 2023 held at Tākina – Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre last week.
ICMS Australasia (ICMSA) has expanded its geographic footprint and opened an office in Christchurch, New Zealand. Karen Hamilton, who has been working in the New Zealand business events sector for the past 16 years, has assumed the new role of Director New Zealand.
A timely conversation about sustainability with inventor Veena Sahajwalla is part of a new podcast series to be launched by the Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) on June 6.
Among others sharing their expertise and insights are professional speaker Michael McQueen and aviation expert Matthew Findlay. The first podcast will feature McQueen’s insights.
PCOA offers incentive for event profs to get vaccinated The Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA) is encouraging event professionals to get vaccinated against COVID-19 with an incentive offer to help boost vaccination rates across the industry. PCOA is giving away a complimentary registration to its annual conference in Hobart later this year to an event professional who shares their vaccination status via…
Vaccinate For Events PCOA, recognising how challenging the climate is for not only the event community, but the entire country, would like to encourage all members of the event industry to take a positive approach to achieving a return to normal times. BECA is continuing to advocate on behalf of our industry sector for Federal and State Governments financial support…