PCOA24 - Accelerate: People – Technology - Experience

Join us for PCOA24 at The Star Brisbane

Where conference and event managers, co-ordinators, producers, and corporate, government , association
in-house event managers, event management students, and suppliers to the industry come together for an unmissable experience. 

Our three-day program, "Accelerate," designed by meeting managers for meeting managers, will lead participants on a dynamic journey through three core pillars: People, Technology, and Experience. Gain invaluable insights and actionable knowledge to propel your professional growth and drive the future. 

 The program is meticulously crafted to foster talent acceleration, emphasising the identification, nurturing, and empowerment of talent within organisations. Engage with cutting-edge technologies such as AI and learn how to drive growth and enhance competitiveness. Discover successful digital transformation initiatives and strategies for harnessing technology. 

 Additionally, network with your peers and industry experts to exchange ideas and forge valuable connections. Don't miss this opportunity to join industry leaders at PCOA24 and accelerate your professional journey.



PCOA in partnership with the Pan Pacific Hotels Group, is calling for applications from our community to be considered for the Tim Birley Rising Star Award. Tim was an industry champion who tragically passed away in March 2022. Tim was the ultimate professional, and truly understood how to balance customer care with results for his hotels. He took the time to get to know clients, and genuinely cared about the industry as a whole. The Tim Birley award celebrates Tim’s contribution to the business events sector. Emulating Tim’s dedication to customer service and professionalism, this annual recognition will be awarded to a rising star from our industry.

See you in the Olympic City, Brisbane for PCOA24

Get ready for PCOA24

The Star Brisbane  |  1 - 3 December 2024

A new STAR is rising on the banks of the Brisbane River. It's a destination like no other, nestled at the heart of the multi-billion-dollar Queen’s Wharf precinct. Exciting restaurants, bars, world-class shopping and luxurious hotels. Not to mention stunning rooftop venues with spectacular views, striking event spaces and riverside parklands for everyone to enjoy. Views to South Bank and beyond will be enjoyed from many of its 340 rooms!

Our Principal Partners in 2024

Sneak Peak

The Star Brisbane First-Look Reveals

The Star Brisbane has delivered a sneak preview of the first of more than 50 new venues and experiences that will make up the 12-hectare precinct, including The Star’s signature luxury hotel, a sprawling Sports Bar, Brisbane’s largest hotel ballroom and a reimagined Fat Noodle restaurant by celebrity chef Luke Nguyen.

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Don't miss your opportunity to help build on the industry's future! PCOA23 has been a great success.

We look forward to continuing the journey at PCOA24.

What a great 2023 it was in Adelaide

PCOA promised a thought-provoking program and it was DELIVERED.

Well done to the Professional Conference Organisers Association for an epic program - One that will continue to have impact for the next 10 years as Michael Pickford & Jakki Govan noted it their panel discussions 'The Power of Conferences'.

Kudos to the national program committee, PCOA Council, and staff for putting together a fantastic event at PCOA23!

See you at PCOA24!

PCOA 2023 done and dusted! It was an amazing few days filled with some amazing sessions, great discussions, connections with new clients, reconnections with familiar faces and some amazing events.

PCOA23 was simply fantastic. Congratulations on such an incredible event! Eventsair are grateful to partner with PCOA to contribute to the success of the event. We are also pleased to hear PCOA24 is in Brisbane. 

We look forward to attending. The Team at Eventsair

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.

Acknowledgement of Country  

The PCO Association acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of Country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the people, the Cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.

PCOA24 Artwork

Discover more about the painting, "Strength" and Jemma Stewart, the artist. 

Birrunga Gallery represent the artist. Visit their website

Contact Us


Maxine Tod:  +61 435 103 912
Cindy Axisa: +61 435 374 476