If you haven’t heard of a PCO then you’re not alone but what are they and how can they help your organisation run better events?
A professional conference organiser is a team of event experts that help organisations, associations and businesses run seamless conferences and business events. Here’s just 5 ways a PCO can help your team:
They will save you time
A PCO is an expert at saving you time and minimising stress for the organising committee. By finding the right PCO, you will have a support system readily available to answer questions, meet deadlines and keep your team accountable to make sure everything runs smoothly in the lead up to your conference. Time is money and they will be able to streamline processes for you.
Keep your budget in check
If you have organised a conference before then you know that costs can add up, QUICKLY! A PCO will be able to provide you with a realistic budget from the start as well as help you manage your expenses, identify cost savings and an effective sponsorship revenue strategy. An established PCO works on events all year round so they will have great relationships with suppliers, hotels and accommodation providers which will help save you money along the way.
Provide expert advice
The right PCO will make you feel comfortable right from the start. They will be able to provide you support and expert advice that will save you time, money and stress. We don’t doubt that your in-house staff are great but they may not have the knowledge, experience or time that a PCO will to do your event justice.
Add value (and lots of it!)
As a PCO we’ve seen and done it all and whilst your committee might have wonderful ideas, we know that not all ideas work in practice. Our expertise as a PCO will make sure your delegates receive the experience they are paying for by adding value to every element of your event and making your money work!
Problem solve and de-stress
The conference that you deliver will be a true reflection of your organisation or association so it is crucial that we get it right. There are so many elements to running a conference, often it can be overwhelming but a PCO will be with you every step of the way to solve your problems, instantly react on-site and deliver a well rounded and seamless experience.