Registrations for the 11th Annual PCOA Conference and Exhibition are officially open!
The conference, to be held between 9 and 11 December 2018, will be a chance to meet like-minded Business Event professionals at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) newly completed $200 million expansion.
Barry Neame, PCO Association president said the conference theme ‘Embracing Change’ is a proactive call to all meeting planners to seek out fresh perspectives and try something new. The program will encompass the many facets needed by meeting planners in 2018 and beyond.
“Planners constantly are required to keep up with ever-changing trends and technology within the industry, and to prove themselves to be flexible, adaptable and multi-skilled. That is why we will start the conference by asking ‘How Agile Are You?’”
Planners constantly are required to keep up with ever-changing trends and technology within the industry, and to prove themselves to be flexible, adaptable and multi-skilled.
This year there will be a particular focus on stress management for meeting planners. Major changes in the events industry can be stressful at any time. Mental health is one of the most common issues challenging all industries and the program will provide delegates with some tools and strategies to take back to their workplaces.
In addition, there will be plenty of learning as we hear first-hand case studies from industry experts who will impart their knowledge, detail their experiences and successes, and discuss their challenges.
There also will be interactive, peer-to-peer discussion sessions encouraging all delegates to participate and exchange ideas and experiences – a time to ‘make your voice heard, embrace the change and learn how to thrive’.