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The Conference for Conference Organisers

Emma & I have just come back from the inaugural PCO conference (yes, a conference for conference organisers!) on the Gold Coast. We had a fantastic time for a whole range of reasons:

  1. I don't think I've ever been a delegate before! I LOVE being a delegate. It's so easy! You don't have to get up early, particularly. And you get fed ALL the time. I can't believe I had about 2 hours to get ready for dinner! That's unheard of.
  2. Besides just enjoying it, I learned a lot. It was a really good, sharing kind of atmosphere. I got to meet a lot of people (competitors) that I've heard a lot about, but have never had a conversation with.

The content had a couple of different streams - one being for owners, and others being for people who worked in the meetings industry. There were a couple of presentations which were a bit off-topic, but overall, I found it really interesting, and I'm really glad I went. PCO's can be so defensive of their clients and how they do things - it was so refreshing to have this kind of atmosphere around it.

I'll be going next year, and I'll be taking some of my staff too.

Posted by Jodie Parker, December 10, 2008 in AROUND THE TRAPS

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