"In just under three weeks, more than 65 per cent of the PCOA21 exhibition booths have sold to suppliers of the business-events industry,” he says. "We see the keen interest in PCOA21 as a testament to the unwavering support PCOA provides to its members and business partners.”
The PCOA is an active member of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA), the peak industry body for the business-events sector. BECA provides a single voice for the industry and liaises with the Federal Government and relevant agencies on matters common to all sectors of the industry.
Paula Leishman, PCOA councillor Tasmania, has started work on developing a PCOA21 program that will address the most pressing issues facing the business-events industry. Members have been given the opportunity to contribute to the program by having their say on what they would like covered at PCOA21. “There is an increasing desire by members to get together in Hobart to discuss all the changes across the business-events industry in general,” she says. “Members are looking for the likes of round-table discussions with industry suppliers and on the likes of risk management, expectation of managing mental-health wellbeing, hybrid events and much more.”