Arna Wahl Davies is the new PCOA councillor for NZ Arna Wahl Davies is the new PCOA councillor for NZ

Wahl Davies replaces Copeman at PCOA

Arna Wahl Davies has replaced Ali Copeman as the PCOA NZ Councillor for NZ and brings more than 20 years’ experience in event management to the role.

Wahl Davies is the co-founder and director of Composition, a professional conference organising company which manages mid to large-size conferences throughout New Zealand.  After gaining professional qualifications early in her career, she became a chef, working in international hotels and then moving into event management and started her business a decade ago.

"Yesterday I had the opportunity to be welcomed and participate in my first PCOA councillors’ meeting,” Wahl Davies says.

“I immediately was impressed with the collaborative nature in which the councillors share and work together, led by president Barry Neame"

"The PCOA provides a sense of belonging and community to members, while offering genuine support really shines through with the association. The councillors’ continued communication, webinars and owner-director zoom catch-ups are providing real value to members during these challenging times.” she says.

Barry Neame, PCOA president, says the relationship between PCOA and Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) over the years had been beneficial for the business-events industry on both sides of the Tasman. 

“Arna is going to be an active participant in strengthening that relationship." he says.

PCOA has extended its thanks to the previous NZ councillor, Ali Copeman, for her valued contribution over the past three years.