Global Industry Insights

As the meetings world continues to change at pace, PCOs are inundated with new ideas on meeting design, learning styles, the latest tech tools and predictions of the ‘next big thing’.

Jan Tonkin 11397_120Jan Tonkin’s presentation at PCOA17 focused on how we can keep up with current shifts, and how to decide where we should invest our time and energy.

Jan said the greatest need that she hears about facing our industry across the globe is known as the war for talent.

It’s about attracting people into our business who can deliver conferences with a difference.

Only by getting these right can we deliver true value for our clients – and keep our own businesses relevant for the future.

Jan shares her thoughts in a post conference interview published on the PCO Association website home page

Jan Tonkin is the Managing Director of the Conference Company with offices in Australia and NZ and President of IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers).

Published in Business Events News, 15 January 2018

Why PCO Association Accreditation?

Accreditation provides clients and industry with an assurance that the Event Manager and or Event Management Business they are dealing with is committed to the highest quality event management business practices, consistency and reliability in the delivery of services, professional standards and dedication to continuous improvement. It offers peace of mind you are engaging with a qualified professional.

The PCO Association has two types of available Accreditation – Certified Event Manager (CEM) is the peak professional standard for event managers. Certified Event Company (CEC) is the peak professional standard for event companies.

AccreditationCEM certification is based on a combination of quantitative and qualitative assessments of intelligence/academic ability, industry qualifications, experience and quality of delivery.

CEM accreditation is offered across the various membership types with varying accreditation criteria for each member type.

For a company to be awarded CEC accreditation it must have a minimum of one CEM employed in the business and additionally satisfy certain other criteria.

Accreditation for CEM and CEC are for a period of three years, after which time the individual CEMor business need to apply again to maintain their accreditation.

If a CEC loses its sole remaining CEM, then that CEC will be required to relinquish its CEC status until the business has another CEM in its employ.

The Accreditation application forms and detials for both individuals and businesses can be downloaded from the PCO website

For more information on the PCO Association click here



PCOA17 Conference Digital Passport Scheme – Prize Winners Announced

Sarah and H2 InsuranceThank you to all of those who participated in the PCOA17 Digital Passport Scheme as part of the 10th Annual PCOA Conference & Exhibition 2017.

The random draw was conducted by Entegy, the Conference App provider.

Prize winners can be viewed by clicking here

Entegy Pty Ltd and H2 Insurance Solutions are PCO Association business partners

To learn more about the PCO Association business partner program click here