PCO Association to Exhibit at CONVENE Q – on Q for Business Events

PCO-BoothConvene Q has been launched to showcase event products and services to professionals who organise conferences, incentives and events in Queensland.  Convene Q will be held from 9.00am till 5.00pm at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday the 29th of July 2014.

The Stand Booking form is now available online and the Exhibitor Prospectus is also available for download by clicking here.

Convene Q is a one day exhibition which allows professionals who organise events (from the company Christmas party to large conferences) to source a diverse range of Queensland event products and services in one place, at one time.

Convene Q provides the opportunity for face to face interaction between buyers and exhibitors, widely regarded as one of the most effective ways to build business relationships and communicate in the marketplace.

If you have any questions or require more information about Convene Q please contact the events manager, Allyssa Eastaugh on +64 09 818 7807 or email allyssa@promag.co.nz.


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PCO Conference and Exhibition – National Convention Centre Canberra – Nov 30th to Dec 2nd 2014

Convene Q – PCOs can register now


A business events expo dedicated to Queensland will give PCOs and other meeting and function planners an opportunity to access a diverse range of products, services and relevant information around the state in one and under one roof.

Designed as a boutique expo, Convene Q will have a Queensland for Queenslanders focus while at the same time welcoming PCOs and other qualified hosted buyers from around Australia and New Zealand.

PCOs based in southeast Queensland can register here: http://www.convenequeensland.com/local-buyer

PCOs from outside southeast Queensland can apply to be hosted buyers here: http://www.convenequeensland.com/local-buyer

Being held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on July 29, Convene Q is attracting interest from convention bureaux and regional tourist offices, offsite venues, accommodation providers, speakers bureaux, offsite function venues, and activity and attraction operators.

Stu Freeman, director of Convene Q organiser ProMag Publishing, says the key to Convene Q will be the ability to really drill down on the detail for a Queensland event.

‘Obviously it is important to us to have the key, larger players in the Queensland industry exhibiting and we already have names such as the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane Marketing, QT resorts and many others confirmed. But on top of that we have exhibitors who are not so likely to be at the large national events. For example, we have just welcomed Ipswich City’s business events brand Destination Ipswich. Added to that we have exhibitors such as the Explore Group, which offers sailing experiences out of the Whitsundays.’

Freeman says interest is heating up as the expo gets closer and a large number of new exhibitors are expected to be announced over the next week or two.

Professional conference organisers keen to attend should sign up now and we will make sure they are updated on progress with the expo.