The National Convention Centre (NCC) will welcome event planners back to the nation’s capital this weekend for the 7th PCO Conference.

Running since 2008, the conference hosts the nation’s leading conference organisers to discuss the nature of meeting and event design, delivery, marketing and management.

This year’s conference will continue the conversations started at the PCO Conference held in Melbourne in 2013. A forum will be created in which the relationships and strong correlation between Australian and New Zealand venues, transport, delegates, convenors, managers, technologies, governments and clients will be assessed.

“The business events industry is ever evolving and is recognised as a key driver of tourism in Australia and New Zealand,” NCC manager, Stephen Wood, said.

“Having hosted the conference in 2009, we are thrilled to be welcoming back the decision-makers of the business events industry and sharing with them an evolving Canberra.”

“Since the inaugural PCO conference in 2008, the conference has provided an annual forum for conference organisers in Australia,” president of the PCO Association, Barry Neame, said.

“Deciding to host the conference in Canberra was a natural choice both for its centrality and ease of access on the east coast, and as a significant destination Canberra has grown far more than any other city in Australia in recent years”.

As the nation’s capital, Canberra is continuously developing its urban environment. The emerging foodie precincts of Braddon, Kingston Foreshore and New Acton add to the 300 restaurants, cafes and bars, providing delegates with a range of experiences.   The NCC is located in the heart of Canberra, offering delegates a range of unique and inspiring attractions, food and wine experiences and accommodation options, within walking distance.