COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS BUSINESS EVENTS INTERNATIONAL BIDS

Following extensive lobbying by the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA), of which PCOA is a member, the economic value of business events to the Australian economy has received significant further recognition in the Federal Government’s tourism policy. The Hon. Steven Ciobo, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, has announced Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid

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Sponsors making it harder for associations, with an increase in meetings and events demands

The associations sector of business tourism not only needs new funding sources to replace falling membership, it also is finding it more difficult to attract sponsors, with those vital supporters demanding a better return for their investment in conferences and meetings. “The demand by many sponsors today is the ability to demonstrate their products and

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PCO Association announces an individual winner of the PCO ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT’S AWARD

Alec Gilbert the retiring chief executive of the Adelaide Convention Centre has been awarded the PCO Association Presidents Award for his services to Adelaide Convention Centre and the business events sector in South Australia and Australia. Barry Neame, president of the PCO Association, announced the Award at a luncheon of business events professionals in Canberra

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