February 1, 2022 | By Bronwen Largier

Kicking off today, the three-day 58th TIAFT Conference, the global meeting of the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, was originally slated to be delivered in person in South Africa, but, due to the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic, the meeting is now being delivered virtually from Australia on an Australian made digital platform by ICMS Australasia.

Taking the event on with a short lead time, after the decision was made to can the live event, ICMSA have most of their team working on the event this week for delivery on EventsAir.

ICMSA Managing Director and owner, Emma Bowyer said the event was a challenge.

“Having five months to pull a meeting of this size and complexity together has been a challenge, with a large number of our staff having to juggle workloads in what is traditionally downtime for us over Christmas and the New Year,” she said.

“Our reputation as a can-do Australian PCO company is really something that my team and I are extremely proud of. To be asked at the 11th hour to make this meeting happen is a testament to the ongoing work we do within Australia and internationally for our valued clients.”

micenet has heard from another PCO that the borderless nature of virtual events has yielded similar new business opportunities, allowing them to deliver events for clients internationally, without leaving Australia.