WHY CHOOSE PREMIER EVENT CONCEPTS?

 A PCO is the commonly used acronym for the term ‘Professional Conference Organiser’.


A PCO specialises in the planning of events, meetings and conferences.


Many  professionals who take on the responsibility of hosting and planning a  conference do so over and above their “day job” as an academic or  professional in their field of speciality.


Because of this, there may be a knowledge gap, manpower or time shortage, or a combination of all of these factors.


In  order to create a stress–free, successful event, a PCO can help. Most  PCO’s will offer a wide range of service and skill support and will  offer these as a complete service, if this is the level of support  required, or alternatively, offer their services individually to manage  specific aspects of the event that the client wishes to outsource.


It’s  important to remember that the organizing committee will ultimately  retain control of the event and have the final decision making say. The  PCO will provide consultancy, expertise and advice to their clients as  well as project manage and co-ordinate operational delivery, but the  ultimate decision making generally is retained by the committee, unless  they wish otherwise.


 

WHAT IS A PCO AND WHY APPOINT ONE?

 A PCO is the commonly used acronym for the term ‘Professional Conference Organiser’.


A PCO specialises in the planning of events, meetings and conferences.


Many  professionals who take on the responsibility of hosting and planning a  conference do so over and above their “day job” as an academic or  professional in their field of speciality.


Because of this, there may be a knowledge gap, manpower or time shortage, or a combination of all of these factors.


In  order to create a stress–free, successful event, a PCO can help. Most  PCO’s will offer a wide range of service and skill support and will  offer these as a complete service, if this is the level of support  required, or alternatively, offer their services individually to manage  specific aspects of the event that the client wishes to outsource.


It’s  important to remember that the organising committee will ultimately  retain control of the event and have the final decision making say. The  PCO will provide consultancy, expertise and advice to their clients as  well as project manage and co-ordinate operational delivery, but the  ultimate decision making generally is retained by the committee, unless  they wish otherwise. 


 - Mackenzie, C 2011, The role of the PCO, Whitepaper, Congrex