Tuesday, 23 January 2024 00:47

Professional Conference Organisers Association's 15th annual event (PCOA23)

The Professional Conference Organisers Association's 15th annual event (PCOA23), was held in Adelaide form 11-13 December 2023.

From captivating keynotes to hands-on workshops, PCOA23 served as a beacon of cutting-edge insights that inspired and engaged participants. The networking opportunities at PCOA23 were unparalleled, connecting attendees with peers who shared a common passion and commitment to excellence. The relationships formed during the event were not merely contacts but the bedrock of potent professional networks. 

Empowering speakers guided participants in navigating the challenges of the future. The exchange of ideas and experiences broadened perspectives, fostering a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of work in business events. 

Beyond the enriching learning experiences, PCOA23 was a celebration. Social events, entertainment, and shared laughter added a vibrant layer to the conference, creating lifelong memories for all who attended. 

The PCOA extends its heartfelt appreciation to the outstanding efforts of Karen Sainsbury’s leadership and the entire program committee, including Denise Broeren, Amanda Burg, Tim Hancock, Nell Harrison, Kelly Kayne, Justin Voigt, and Josephine Williams. Their remarkable foresight, dedication, and hard work throughout 2023 were instrumental in being a part of the resounding success of PCOA23. 

The speakers at PCOA23 truly brought the message home. Attendees didn't merely listen; they actively participated in conversations, feeling inspired and energised to do better. Inclusivity, diversity, creativity, sustainability, reconciliation, and innovation are no longer mere words—they are actions embraced by all. With these principles in mind, attendees are now prepared to build the foundations for a solid future. 

The shared feedback underscores the success of PCOA23 in delivering not only valuable content and insights but also in fostering a vibrant atmosphere of collaboration and connection. Participants have expressed appreciation for the seamless organisation, engaging discussions, and the wealth of knowledge gained throughout the conference. 


PCOA23 gave me a jolt of energy - feeling again like what I do matters, not just for me but on a much broader scale... Joining the community with the opportunity to collaborate, network and think outside the box - do things as they have never been done before. I look forward to taking it to the next level. 
See you at PCOA24! Kat D. 

The next PCOA Conference is scheduled to be held at The Star, Brisbane from 1 – 4 December 2024