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Agency PCO Member

Agency PCO Members

Open to Professional Conference Organisers that have been engaged exclusively or principally on a full-time basis in the organisation of professional conferences, congresses and other international and national meetings for at least 5 years for full members, 2 years for associate members and less than 3 years for entry level members.

Agency membership can be divided into several categories:

PCO Agencies  

Open to professionals working within an agency or organisation which provide Professional Conference Organising services to national or international associations, public sector and professional bodies. 

PCO Freelancers

Open to self-employed professionals providing Professional Conference Organising services to national or international associations, public sector and professional bodies.

For you

  • Recognition of your professionalism as a leading PCO accredited by the only professional organisation in the UK focusing on association and not-for profit event specialists. 
  • Shared industry knowledge via monthly newsletters and educational events. 
  • Access to a friendly peer-to-peer forum for informal knowledge sharing, expertise and advice. 
  • Access to a safe, confidential environment and community that offers opportunities for networking and information exchange both online and in-person with all sectors of our industry. 
    • Round table discussions available exclusively for agency PCOs to discuss common issues under Chatham House rules.
    • Networking opportunities with industry partners and accredited suppliers, supporting better opportunities for negotiation and knowledge of the marketplace. 
    • Opportunity to engage with in-house organisers and understand their specific challenges and viewpoints which can help you to better serve your association clients. 
  • Access to hosted buyer groups and pioneering educational content at leading industry trade shows
  • Opportunity to raise your profile in the conference industry by applying to join the Executive or on of the taskforce committees. 
  • Resource library which includes……

For your organisation

  • Access to the ABPCO RFP programme, providing business leads and sales opportunities. 
  • Access to an annual programme of specialist education and free-to-attend webinars providing ongoing personal and professional development opportunities for your team members. 
  • Access to the latest knowledge on industry trends and support with common issues across peer organisations. 
  • Improved opportunities for negotiation and supplier knowledge. 
  • Reassurance for your clients that you are accredited members of a respected industry association 
  • HMRC accredited association,

Join as Agency PCO Member