• In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the World PCO Alliance is aware of the challenges that this public health emergency has posed to conferences and meetings worldwide. We are staying on top of the latest developments and applying our collective experience to provide organizations with the most astute answers, data and recommendations so that they may find appropriate solutions in this very difficult time.

    Click here to read some thoughts shared by our very own members.

  • The World PCO Alliance

    The World PCO Alliance

    20 PCO leaders covering the world and your event

    Established 2009

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  • Number of events

    2,865 Conferences & Events per year

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  • Number of Participants

    More than 631,700 participants per annum

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  • Exhibition Space

    Over 193,390 Square Meters of Exhibition Space

    With over 190,000 square meters of exhibition space and sponsorship programs valued in the millions, the numbers behind our partners' customized exhibit and sponsorship solutions speak for themselves.

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  • Sponsorship

    Secured over US$60,769,900 in Sponsorship

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  • Social Events

    Over 427,800 Room Nights

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    ALLIANCE MEMBER INTERVIEW – Alain Pittet

    ALLIANCE MEMBER INTERVIEW – Alain Pittet

    With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Alain Pittet is the Executive Director of Ega worldwide congresses & events, the newest member of the World PCO Alliance.
    Alain shares his perspectives on business, the industry and his off moments in our latest interview article.

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    World PCO Alliance’s Duty of Care Commitment in an Insecure World

    Our increasingly adverse international climate has significant implications for the level of security that conferences and congresses must afford their attendees and other stakeholders. The World PCO Alliance believes that it is incumbent on PCOs to assume the responsibility of minimizing such risks to the events under their care.

    The Alliance partners therefore jointly commit to the Alliance’s Duty of Care Commitment and to implementing rigorous initiatives to manage security risks on behalf of their clients.

    Alliance partners make it a policy to initiate a dialogue with each of their clients on the topic of security, and ensure that appropriate measures are enacted by all parties involved in the organization of an event, including representatives of destinations, venues, suppliers and public personnel. In addition to designing risk management strategies for their clients, partners also advise them in communicating critical information to their attendees.

    Under the Alliance’s Duty of Care Commitment, partners address the following event security provisions:

    1. A formal event risk assessment
    2. A customized crisis plan that considers event partners such as venue/destination security
    3. Discussing and securing the most appropriate insurance policies
    4. Determining whether private security is necessary and undertaking the task of engaging any such personnel
    5. Ensuring that all staff assigned to the event are adequately trained in spotting, averting and/or managing any security risks
    6. Special measures for any attending high-level government officials or Heads of State, including travel or the coordination of airport /transportation arrangements and on-site security screenings
    7. A venue safety and emergency procedure that includes key information such as the location of emergency exits
    8. An official statement (if necessary) to attendees leading up to the event, and the security guidelines/emergency procedures on-site during the event.
    9. A post-mortem report within the framework of each client contract to send forward to the next edition of the event

    In applying their Duty of Care Commitment, Alliance members ensure their clients’ peace of mind in knowing that adequate security measures have been implemented for their events in the current international climate.

    World PCO Alliance Services

     

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    PCO

    PCO

    Professional Conference Management
    Events

    Events

    Events Management
    EMS

    EMS

    Exhibition Management Services
    DMC

    DMC

    Destination Management
    AMC

    AMC

    Association Management 1,500
    AV

    AV

    Audio Visual Management
    MICEapps

    MICEapps

    MICE Integrated Application