A golden milestone for MCEC

MCEC expansionAustralia’s newest event space has arrived, with Acting Premier, James Merlino announcing Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) expansion site has officially opened.

The $205 million expansion was funded by the 2015-16 Victorian State Budget with building works commencing in 2016. The expansion adds 20,000 square metres, increasing MCEC’s total size to 70,000 square metres, heralding the venue as Australia’s largest convention and exhibition space.

POC Association president Barry Neame congratulated Peter Young and his team on delivering a world class facility that is functional, adaptable and aesthetically pleasing with a quality and sophistication that reflects the attributes of Melbourne.

Mr Neame said, “we are very excited to be holding the 11th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, in the new Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre extension between 9 and 11 December 2018. This will be an opportunity for meeting planners to experience the centre first hand”.

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Why you can’t miss PCOA18 – Hear from past delegates

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Featured Speakers announced for PCOA18 Conference

PCO web low resPCO 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 delegates surveyed said they would recommend attending a future PCOA Conference to their colleagues. PCOA is delivering what everyone wants – to be engaged and connected and gaining education in the industry!

Here is your opportunity to explore the PCOA18 conference program.

Featured Speakers include –  Belinda Brosnan – before you even contemplate leading others, you need to have the courage and curiosity to lead yourself first. In this keynote, Belinda will have the audience “tuning-in” to leverage their leadership capacity by moving away from autopilot modes of operation through awareness and into abundance. Shift your leadership up a gear by becoming resourceful, responsive, decisive and emotionally aware in your leadership.

Andre Eikmeier, at age 40, André had something of a discovery around the key to happiness. Weaved through his 25-year story of quitting uni, a struggling acting and music career, and five failed businesses before building one of Australia’s most loved and successful start-ups in Vinomofo, André will share his learnings from creating a benchmark human culture of love, the importance of standing for something, and ultimately the key to happiness.

Tomer Garzberg, it might be called the ‘future’ of work, but there is nothing futuristic about it. Machine intelligence is rapidly replacing human tasks in workplaces around the world, and we are just about set for rapid acceleration. Tomer’s talk is a practical look at machine intelligence in the workplace, its limitations, and opportunities, as well as the importance of the augmented human employee, as the global arms race for artificially-augmented efficiency takes front and centre.
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Samanatha Gash, will outline her methodology in tackling giant goals in uncertain environments. Insights on purpose, execution under duress, and resilience are valuable for any organisation seeking to move into new and uncertain territory – or to push themselves beyond their comfort zone.
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Simon Griffiths, the Founder and CEO of Who Gives A Crap, a direct to consumer toilet paper company that uses 50% of its profits to help build toilets in the developing world. He will talk you through the journey of taking Who Gives A Crap from an idea to a global social business with more than $1 million donated in 5 years.
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Robbie Mack, is a passionate advocate for self-leadership and innately understands the importance of consciously raising our resilience that is imperative to our mental and emotional well-being. In this presentation, Robbi will take participants on an inspiring and courageous journey of personal triumph during difficult times.

Stephen Scheeler, Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook are in a race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company. Yet, 20 years ago, none of these businesses factored in the Fortune 500 – and Mark Zuckerberg was just starting high school!
Sponsored by Saxton Speakers Bureau

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