Professional Conference Organisers Association (PCOA)

The PCO Association is the leading body representing the interests of professional conference organisers and event managers in Australia and New Zealand. The association’s objectives are to increase the standard of professionalism of its members and promote a better understanding of the roles, functions and contributions of practitioners in the conference and event sector.

PCOA 2023 will provide the opportunity to showcase Adelaide’s capability to host exceptional business events. 

We are seeking expressions of interest for a social venue to host up to 450 guests that shows off the best South Australia has to offer and is within walking distance of the Adelaide Convention Centre. The Social event will occur on Monday 11 December from about 5:00pm. 

There is also an opportunity for a small select group to take part in a 1 day familiarisation, please propose any suggested attractions, venues, restaurants or experiences that you would like us to consider as part of our showcase to this group. The attendees will be Professional Conference Organisers who are responsible for groups from 100 to 2000. The outcome of this experience is that these buyers will choose Adelaide for their future business events, and may already have a business event coming to Adelaide, but may have not chosen venues for the social program,

This EOI can be submitted by more than one organisation in combination or separately. Please note that submissions are competitive and those who provide the most creative solution as well as support will be considered for the program. Once submissions have been reviewed Marcia Mudge, Director Events and Services, will reach out to you. 

If you are interested in exhibiting at PCOA please reach out to PCOA direct and if you would like to be located near to the Business Events Adelaide stand, please contact PCOA to discuss.


The event will take place 10 - 12 December 2023 


Expressions of Interest due Wednesday 07 June 2023.

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If you wish to express interest in hosting the Social Function for up to 500 guests on Monday 11 November, please provide details on your offering below.

If you wish to express interest to take part in the PCOA famil program, please provide details on your offering eg. attraction, dining offer, tour of latest exhibition with canapes (prefer night time), wine and cheese tasting, off road mountain biking with tour guide, dinner for 50 guests, in room pillow gift.

Detail any considerations in relation to your offering including; Limitations (weather, activity level of participants, access to the area), catering available or capacity abilities for a group of 25.


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Submission of an expression of interest does not guarantee selection in the event/familiarisation and does not constitute a legally binding contract. Business Events Adelaide reserves the right to approve offerings based on factors such as group size and origin, requirements of partnerships, and particulars and/or requests from specific clients being hosted.