Ali Copeman, the former president of the Otago Chamber of Commerce, said that they have plans to improve the current level of the conference delivery all over New Zealand. This will impact the way companies provide conference management services in the country.
She was a part of the recently concluded Meetings in Auckland. She came as part of her new role as the chairwoman of CINZ PCO Conventions and Incentives New Zealand Approved Professional Conference Organizer.
According Paula Bennett, the acting prime minister as well as tourism minister, the industry is at its best at the moment because of the fantastic happenings. They are currently making the most of all of the events.
Miss Copeman is the owner of akB Conference Management located in Dunedin. She revealed that the group she has been representing has experienced stagnation in the last few years.
This is why she is planning to be the voice of the group in the industry of conference management services. She added that there are currently 12 PCOs that are approved by the CINZ all over New Zealand.
Every one of them has passed through a rigorous process in order for them to be included as a PCO. This means passing the requirement financially as well as having the ability to follow the code of ethics.
They are also controlling various factors such as the code compliance, insurance as well as issues in health and safety. CINZ is receiving feedback sent by clients who have experience with the approved PCOs.
Miss Copeman revealed that it was her goal to be able to lift the PCO group from the level where they are stagnant. The group previously was not proactive when it comes to utilizing PCOs thatare approved by the CINZ.
She is also planning to create a system much like the current Registered Master Builders which is effective when it comes to improving the current standards in the industry of conference management services. This means that clients will be able to see guarantee logo to know that they are working together with a qualified conference and event organizer.