Managing Change in the Mice Sector

What would you do in your business, if, in 12 months time, your product or service was irrelevant? That was the challenging question posed to delegates at the PCO Association’s annual conference in Auckland by Lynne Schinella, chief executive of training company Ripe Learning. Schinella said the conference theme “Adapt, Improvise, Overcome” was very apt,

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Insurance Matters

Insuring against a range of potentially disastrous events – not just natural disasters – is essential for PCOs, according to Jason Holmes, of H2 Insurance Solutions. “What can you do to protect the financial investment of your client in the case of, for example, a fire at the venue you have booked?” he asked delegates

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PCOa concerned hotel occupancies and high CBD rates will drive meetings offshore

DELEGATES attending the annual Professional Conference Organisers Association meeting in Auckland (02-04 December) can expect to hear both sides of the meetings and conventions market data ‘divide’, with conflicting views on the industry’s health. “We have regular reports from many government and private agencies saying business is booming and Australian hotels are showing good occupancy levels, but this is attributable

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