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K&A International featured in TTGmice
AUGUST 4, 2017

K&A International (President: Kitty Wong, who is the Immediate Past President of the World PCO Alliance) was featured in TTGmice, in an article about the company's endeavors to bolster its DMC arm.

Please refer to the article in the following link:

http://www.ttgmice.com/article/new-focus-for-ka-enables-it-to-shine-with-incentive-programmes/


 
Nina Freysen-Pretorius named one of the most influential people in the international meetings industry in 2017
JULY 25, 2017

World PCO Alliance member Nina Freysen-Pretorius has been named as one of the 25 outstanding professionals who have had a significant impact on the international meetings industry in 2017 by Successful Meetings magazine.

Freysen-Pretorius is chief executive officer of The Conference Company, South Africa, which celebrates 20 years in business this year.
She also serves as ... read more

 
AOS Conventions & Events to manage ISI World Statistics Congress 2019
JULY 18, 2017

World PCO Alliance member, AOS Conventions & Events Sdn Bhd (Group Managing Director: Anthony Wong, founding President of the Alliance) has won the bid for PCO management services for the ISI World Statistics Congress 2019. 

The is an biennial worl... read more

 
ACE:Daytons Direct named Best Business Event Service Provider by the Singapore Tourism Bureau
MAY 23, 2017

Taipei, Taiwan: World PCO Alliance member ACE:Daytons Direct has won a Singapore Tourism award. Organized by the Singapore Tourism Bureau, the awards were presented on May 4, 2017.

ACE was named Best Business Event Service Provider in recognition of MICEapps for Singapore MICE Forum 2016. MICEapps is an application developed in-house by the company’s IT and Mobile Solution Team.... read more

 
Congress Corporation honored to operate successful G7 Ise-Shima Summit
JUNE 30, 2016

The G7 Japan 2016 Ise-Shima Summit has ended successfully. Congress Corporation was appointed to set up and operate the Summit meeting itself, as well as the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting, Sendai and the G7 Environment Ministers’ Meeting in Toyama. We are honored to have been involved with these prestigious meetings. We wish to express our thanks for the s... read more

 
Keynote PCO instrumental in win for Dublin to host the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene in 2021
JUNE 22, 2016

Keynote PCO was instrumental in winning the bid for Dublin to host the 22nd International Symposium on Dental Hygiene in 2021, in concert with the local association in Ireland. The congress will be held 12 to 14 August and is expected to welcome 1,200 participants.

The official PCO for the Symposium will also be Keynote PCO.

 

 


 
ESA Opens New Office in Colombia!
APRIL 2, 2016
ESA Latin America is delighted to announce the opening of its office in Colombia, on April 4th, 2016. Colombia was 25th in the global ICCA ranking for 2014 with 150 international association meetings. ESA’s office is in the Colombian capital, Bogota, which heads ICCA’s city rankings for that country. The opening in Colombia marks the 7th operating o... read more
 
Denmark's ICS wins another large AMC
JANUARY 23, 2016

ICS – International Conference Services in Denmark wins another large Association Management Contract.                

ICS has just signed a contract with EACTA - European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology for 4 years. ICS will organise the two Annual Congresses as well as handle the Members... read more

 
Keynote assists with winning FENS for Dublin
NOVEMBER 6, 2015

We are delighted to announce that The Nutrition Society have won the bid to host the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) conference in Dublin, Ireland in 2019, with 3,000 delegates expected.

The 13th FENS European Nutrition Conference will be held between 15 – 18 October in Dublin, with ‘Malnutrition in an Obese World: European Perspectives’, the pro... read more

 
TMG - Important role in World Meeting of Families & Papal Visit
OCTOBER 13, 2015

Philadelphia, PA (October 3, 2015)

The World Meeting of Families Conference together with its meetings management partners, Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG) welcomed 20,000 plus convention attendees from around the globe for the 8th World Meeting of Families. The historic Papal Visit culminated with thousands of ad... read more

 
INQUA 2019 to be held in Dublin Ireland
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015

The Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA) is pleased to announce that the 20th Congress of the International Union for Quaternary Science (INQUA) will be held in Dublin in 2019. Following an extended and very competitive bidding process, Dublin has been selected over the other candidate cities Zaragoza (Spain) and Rome (Italy).

Keynote PCO, Ireland, headed by Dr. Noel Mitchell, has worked... read more

 
CEI Asia notes Congrès Convention Center Osaka
SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

Congrès Convention Center (CCC), built and operated by Congress Corporation, Japan

was noted in CEI Asia, September 2015 issue.

Please click here to view the article.

CCC, opened in 2013, is linked directly by connecting wa... read more

 
Congress Corp.'s Kaoru Shibuta interviewed in CEI Asia
SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

Kaoru Shibuta, Managing Director of Congress Corporation (Tokyo, Japan) is featured

in the "Opinion" section of CEI Asia's September issue:

"Women taking an active role in MICE."

Please click here to view the article:

For further information on Tokyo, please access "Take on Tokyo" on p. 34-35 of

the same issue that introduces ideas for smart incentives:


 
The Conference Company excels in SAACI Official awards
AUGUST 10, 2015

The Conference Company took the honours in two categories of the 2015 South African Conference Industry (SAACI) Congress Awards.

It was named the Best Conference & Events Organiser as voted for by SAACI members and Nina Freysen-Pretorius, The Conference Company CEO and International Congr... read more

 
ESA wins PCO contract for major world congress in 2017
AUGUST 5, 2015
The International Desalination Association (IDA) announced on July 27th, 2015, that it had officially selected ESA to handle the management of its world congress in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which is expected to bring together 1500 attendees from over 40 countries in October 2017.
 
IDA’s Executive Director Pat Burke said We’ve been doing this congress fo... read more
 
TMG completes PCO management of 2015 A.A. international convention
AUGUST 3, 2015

TMG recently completed the PCO management of the 2015 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

 

The 2015 International Convention... read more

 
"Snag that sponsorship" tips appear in TTGassociations
JULY 23, 2015

World PCO Alliance's article with tips for securing sponsorships was published in the July 2015 issue of  TTGassociations.

Winning sponsorship in today's environment means getting creative!

Please click on the link below to view the article.

http://epublishbyus.com/ebook/ebook?id=10041759#/34


 
Congress Corporation's Going Green initiatives published in TTGassociations April 2015
MAY 11, 2015

Our Japan partner Congress Corporation's suggestions for "Green meetings" appears in the April 2015 issue of TTG associations.

Please click on the link below to read the full article. http://epublishbyus.com/ebook/ebook?id=10040822#/30


 
JPdL International's ideas on design for meetings published in TTGassociations January 2015 issue
JANUARY 8, 2015

Our Canada partner JPdL International's ideas for "Designing meetings for better delegate experience" appears in the January 2015 issue of TTG associations.

Three key meeting design elements that will boost the value of your event involve Technology, Space set-up and Conference Social Responsibility.

Please click on the link below to read the full article. read more

 
Nina elected as ICCA President; Gregg in Meetings Management Sector
NOVEMBER 4, 2014

At the ICCA (International Conference & Convention Association) Congress in Antalya, Turkey, two of the World PCO Alliance members were elected to the Board of Directors: Nina Freysen-Pretorius from The Conference Company in South Africa as the new President of ICCA,  and Gregg Talley from Talley Management Group, USA in the Meetings Management Sect... read more

 
Talley Management Selected as World Meeting of Families Lead Logistics Partner in 2015
OCTOBER 1, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


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Keynote PCO assists to bring 2018 Int'l Symposium on Combustion to Ireland
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

Keynote PCO Press Release:

At a recent meeting in San Francisco, the Board of the Combustion Institute voted  to hold its 37th International Symposium in Dublin, Ireland, in July 2018.

Keynote PCO has worked with the Irish committee to secure this important international conference.

For more details, please see the full Press Release click here.

 


 
KW Conferences partners IT&CM India
JUNE 4, 2014

World PCO Alliance Partner KW Conferences - India's first accredited Professional Congress Organiser - partners IT&CM India, taking place 19 to 21 August 2014.

Please access the following link to read more.

http://www.traveldailynews.asia/news/article/55554/kw-conferences-ndash-india-rsquo-s-first


 
KW Conferences wins 2 WOW Awards for congresses
MAY 23, 2014

At the 6th edition of the WOW awards, KW Conferences submitted 2 nominations, 34th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, 2013 and 14th World Congress of International Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics, 2013, for the category of Convention of the Year and won top honours for both the events!

It was an evening of glitz and revelry, as the 6th edition of the WOW awards, a property by EVENTF... read more

 
Vice President Kitty Wong, K&A, interviewed for TTG Association
MAY 21, 2014

World PCO Vice President, Kitty Wong, was interviewed for TTG
Association magazine's April 2014 edition.

"Hire the Right PCO."

Please access the digital publication through the link below, page 25.

http://epublishbyus.com/ttg_association_/10036863#


 
ICCA Taiwan Bid Workshop faculty features Alliance members
MAY 13, 2014

The 2nd ICCA-TAIWAN MICE Bid Workshop organized by TAITRA under the sponsorship of the Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), took place May 7-8, 2014 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Steen Jacobsen, Dubai Convention Bureau served as Faculty leader. Faculty members included World PCO Alliance Vice President, Kitty Wong, along with Nina Freysen-Pretorius, joined... read more

 
Meet us at IMEX! Stand C605
APRIL 23, 2014

The World PCO Alliance will be at IMEX 2014 Frankfurt - Stand C605
Happy Hour daily 16:00 - 17:00. All are welcome!


 
The Conference Company - South Africa is proud to announce being awarded IMESA 2014 and more
MARCH 31, 2014

The Conference Company South Africa is proud to announce being awarded the following National and International conferences;

  • IMESA 2014 - The Institute of Municipal Engineering of South Africa 28 October – 2 November 2014
  • ISSCT 2014 and 2015 – International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists 24-28 August 2014
  • WSCTS 2016 - World Congress of the World S... read more
 
ICS - Denmark has won Event Organizer of the Year 2013 Award at the European Eventex Awards
MARCH 21, 2014

ICS - International Conference Services, Denmark has won the Event Organizer of the Year Award, 2013 granted by the European Eventex Awards.

The jury consists of representatives from the international meetings industry. The jury chose ICS due to its unique ability to combine effective conference logistics with creative elements, that enhance the conference focus and purpose, while keepi... read more

 
ACE:Daytons Direct pushes ahead with 1st Prize at MICE coLAB 2014
FEBRUARY 28, 2014

In a keenly contested competition between 25 teams in the MICE coLAB 2014 organised by Singapore Tourism Board from 21 - 23 Feb 2014 at Suntec Singapore, Ace:Daytons Direct’s MICEapps exceeded all expectations to bag the first prize. The mobile application (app) prototype impressed the judges with its ability to incorporate... read more

 
World Congress of Biomechanics won for Dublin by Keynote PCO
JANUARY 10, 2014

Keynote PCO has worked with the Irish committee to secure this important international congress for Dublin in 2018.

Please refer to the Press Release for further details:  click here.

 


 
ICS Denmark is expanding to Sweden
DECEMBER 21, 2013

ICS will in January 2014 open an office in Southern Sweden in the City of Malmoe. ICS has employed the former Congrex Director of Sales Johan Menso to manage the new office. Johan has many years experience in the meeting and Congress business.

ICS has already succesfully organised several events in Southern Sweden and by opening the new office ICS is expecting to increase the total numb... read more

 
ICS wins 2 major congresses for early 2014
DECEMBER 18, 2013

ICS - International Conference Services has just won 2 large congresses that will take place in the beginning of 2014.

Dell Computers will do their EMEA Conference in Copenhagen in early March with 3.500 participants and EAACI, European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Congress 2014 with 7.000 participants will take place in Copenhagen in June. ICS has won the 2 contracts beca... read more

 
Headquarters Asia features Vice President Kitty Wong
DECEMBER 13, 2013

Vice President Kitty Wong graces the cover and is featured in the lead interview, "Concentrating on quality and green!"

Please click the link below to view the December issue of Headquarters Asia.

http://www.headquartersmagazine.com/magazine-asia.aspx?pg=mgz2&id=96


 
PCO Clients Deserve Financial Transparency, Rigorous Protections and Reporting
NOVEMBER 5, 2013

Press Release

Shanghai, 5th November  2013

Recent events threaten to undermine the inherent trust in PCO/Client relationships. Clients will certainly be asking many more pointed questions about the treatment and protection of their funds. The World PCO Alliance and each of its member companies have been and remain ... read more

 
Partners gather at ICCA
NOVEMBER 4, 2013

Immediate Past President Anthony Wong, Vice President Kitty Wong, Treasurer Gregg H. Talley and other partners gathered with friends at the 52nd ICCA Congress & General Assembly in Shanghai, China.

Partners and friends at ICCA in Shanghai


 
World PCO Alliance revolutionize the use of social media on Congresses
NOVEMBER 1, 2013

Press Release

WPCOA has together with one of the leading online and digital consulting companies, Seismonaut, developed new standards for the use of social media in connection with Congresses. Initiated by our Danish partner, this project is to be evolved across the Alliance.

Per Ankaer, the Danish P... read more

 
K&A Wins Gold Again!
OCTOBER 11, 2013

K&A Wins Gold Again

Affirmation of the Standard of Excellence in MICE

 K&A International Co., Ltd. is the winner of the Gold prize of the "2013 Taiwan MICE Awards" under the Conference Bidding category.  Taiwan MICE Awards program is an important annual event for local Convention and Exhibition Industry and is initiated and hosted ... read more

 
K&A appointed PCO for the 11th IDF-WPR Congress and 8th AASD to be held in Taipei, March 2016
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

K&A is pleased to announce that it is appointed as the PCO for the 11th IDF-WPR Congress and 8th AASD Scientific Meeting to be held in Taipei, March 2016! 


 
The Conference Company - Solid Groundwork Key to UNWTO
SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

SOLID GROUNDWORK KEY TO UNWTO.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY SUCCESS – THE CONFERENCE COMPANY

Solid groundwork was instrumental in the success of the 20th General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) which was co-hosted by Zambia and Zim... read more

 
CDM's Sumate Sudasna re-elected as President of TICA
JULY 2, 2013

Sumate Sudasna, Managing Director of Creative Destination Management, has been re-elected President of the Thailand Incentive and Convention Association (TICA). Please click here for more details.

http://mice.net.au/associations-room-to-groom/


 
ICS forms a partnership with Conferize to offer a new service to promote conference attendance
MAY 21, 2013

The Danish conference organizer ICS - International Conference Services - forms a partnership with Conferize to offer a new service that will increase the number of participants at Conferences and Congresses.

Conferize is a social marketing platform connecting conferences with millions of potential delegates in new and engaging ways. Based on people’s interests and by leveragin... read more

 
World PCO Alliance Exhibit at IMEX Frankfurt for the First time – Stand G240
MAY 21, 2013

Copenhagen, 25th April 2013

The rapidly expanding Group of 20 PCOs will for the first time exhibit at IMEX 2013. The Alliance was formed 4 years ago and holds now 20 member PCOs.

"It is a natural step to showcase the success of the Alliance" says President elect Per Ankaer from ICS - International Conference Services in Denmark.
"The co-operation in the Alliance has b... read more

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