PCOA Life Member, Jenifer Dwyer Slee, returns to Accor

Jenifer Dwyer SleePullman Mercure Brisbane King George Square – home of Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar has welcomed Jenifer Dwyer Slee back to Accor as the hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing.

Jenifer’s experience in tourism includes time in the iconic Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and more recently in the role of Director of Sales – Business Events at AccorHotels’ corporate office in Sydney. In that role, Jenifer was instrumental as Chair Person of the Business Events Advisory Board, ACCOR.

The Advisory Board directly impacted improvements in delivery, sales, marketing, coma PCOmunications and loyalty strategy for business events hotels and their owners throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Accor is a PCO Association business partner

The 10th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition, is to be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 26 – 28 November 2017

PCOA supports the opening of the Adelaide Convention Centre’s new East Building


Last night PCOA president Barry Neame joined the hundreds of invited guests to the spectacular opening of the state-of-the-art newly completed Adelaide Convention Centre East Building.

Neame said, “the launch of the new East Building is another piece of significant infrastructure for the conference & events industry”.

With a 3500 seat capacity, the Hall can be divided into more than 15 configurations, and features the world’s largest rotating seating platforms which can be rotated 180 degrees within minutes.

The first major international conference to be held in the new East Building will be the upcoming 68th International Astronautical Congress in September, expected to attract more than 3500 delegates including tech billionaire Elon Musk – marking the largest event of its kind ever held in Adelaide.

SA Premier Jay Weatherill said “the investment in the expansion and renewal of the Adelaide Convention Centre is expected to bring an extra $1.92 billion into the State’s economy over the next 25 years”.

Destination Gold Coast familiarisation announced

Gold Coast Business Events is offering the opportunity for delegates attending the PCOA annual conference to experience the latest on offer in the Gold Coast conference and meeting industry. The fully hosted post famil program for PCO’s will be held from 28 – 30 November.

The program is designed to showcase venues, event options and experiences for business events, and well as an opportunity to meet local suppliers to the industry.

As host of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesTM , the city is experiencing a renewed injection of development, infrastructure and delegate experiences, and the post famil program will highlight the legacy benefits for business events.

According to Anna Case, Director of Gold Coast Business Events, the program will be fast paced, fun and educational , and the perfect way to experience what’s available to plan a memorable Gold Coast event.

“We’re delighted to support the PCO Association conference on the Gold Coast and value the opportunity to work with the association to highlight the broad appeal of the Gold Coast to key meeting industry professionals,” she said.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming all delegates to the conference and we’re excited to have the opportunity to host this program for delegates to discover the latest on offer for business events.”

To register your interest please click here PCOA Post Famil EOI

For more information please email Tara Raj, Trade Events Executive, tara.raj@gctourism.com.

Places are limited.

Join us for the 10th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition to be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 26 – 28 November 2017