NEWS: Event planners on high alert

Recent air disasters and terrorist attacks are putting travel and event managers on high alert. The world of corporate travel was significantly tightened following the September 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. to ensure the safety of travelling employees. Recent airline disasters and new terror attacks are again seeing a significant focus on the sector. Travel management companies are reportedly ensuring that those travelling for business or to attend meetings are doing so with all the necessary tools possible to ensure that they remain safe. […]

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NEWS: CINZ calls for more mentors

Following the success of its inaugural Mentorship Programme, Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is now calling for more potential mentors and mentees in the lead-up to launching its 2015 Mentorship Programme  in June. CINZ chief executive Sue Sullivan says the aim of the Mentorship Programme is to provide PCOs with additional personal, career and professional guidance and advice. “What we want to do is grow the skills of our PCOs and strengthen the networks within our industry so that everyone is at the top […]

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NEWS: Canberra prepares for PCO Conference

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 […]

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