Visit us at this year's virtual IT&CMA!
NOVEMBER 19, 2020

The World PCO Alliance is delighted to be an industry partner with IT&CMA again this year!

Please visit our stand at the virtual show! PA-007

The Alliance advocates for the continued excellence of our industry professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, and we proudly support the values at the core of IT&CMA. 

Alliance views on innovation and associations published in Headquarters
OCTOBER 15, 2020

In the October issue of Headquarters magazine, World PCO Alliance members discuss how associations can harness technology and online events. Please click here to read the article.

Headquarters Aug. edition features Alliance article
AUGUST 24, 2020

In the latest issue of Headquarters magazine, World PCO Alliance members contribute insights for incorporating association branding in bidding. Please click here to read the article.

Congrès Inc.’s Kaoru Shibuta featured on panel during first B2B exhibitions in Japan since lifting of the state of emergency
AUGUST 12, 2020

From July 29 to 31, the first major B2B exhibitions in Japan since the lifting of the state of emergency due to COVID-19 were held at INTEX Osaka, including the 12th Kansai Hotel & Restaurant Show. One of the featured sessions during this trade fair was an open discussion conducted live on-site on July 30 addressing the theme of “real-world or online” MICE going... read more

Ega worldwide’s Claudia Golinelli elected to the Board of Roma & Lazio Convention Bureau
JULY 10, 2020



At the General Assembly of the Roma & Lazio Convention Bureau held at the Fiera di Roma on 7th July 2020, Claudia Golinelli, Vice-President and Partner of Ega worldwide congresses & events was elected to the Board of Directors... read more

Congrès Inc.'s President appointed as a Vice Councillor of Japan Business Federation
JULY 7, 2020

Congrès Inc.’s Representative Director and President, TAKEUCHI Noriko, has been appointed as a Vice Chair of the Board of Councillors of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation). Her appointment was officially ratifed at the Regular General Meeting on June 2, 2020. To read more, please click here to visit the Congrès Inc. website page.

Best practices for associations' lasting success - Alliance article featured in Headquarters Magazine
MAY 26, 2020

Associations face many challenges, including establishing solid processes and systems, embracing technology, and incorporating a younger demographic. Alliance members' practices to support associations' lasting success were featured in the May issue of Headquarters Magazine. Click here to read the article.

Alliance members share advice on coping with COVID-19
APRIL 15, 2020

Kitty WongKitty Wong, President, K & A International Co., Ltd.
Past President, World PCO Alliance:

“During this trying time, vigilance is imperative: be sensible and do your own risk assessment. Look after yourselves, your staff, and your clients. Work closely... read more

Leveraging younger members in associations - Alliance article featured in Headquarters Magazine
MARCH 30, 2020

How can associations attract and engage with younger members for long-term success? Partners of the World PCO Alliance have many exciting suggestions, and some of these were featured in the February issue of Headquarters Magazine. Click here to read the article.

“Face Off” at IT&CMAsia 2019 co-hosted by ICCA and the World PCO Alliance
OCTOBER 9, 2019

Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) 2019, organized by TTGevents, was held in Bangkok, Thailand from September 24 to 26.

The World PCO Alliance and ICCA co-hosted a debate on September 26 as part of Association Day, entitled “Face Off: Should Convention Bureaus (CVBs) and PCOs Work Together for Greater S... read more

Kitty Wong recognized as Convention Ambassador of Taipei City
AUGUST 16, 2019

Taipei City has just launched the Convention Ambassador programme.

Ms. Kitty Wong, the President of K&A International, is recognized as the first Convention Ambassador.

She has dedicated herself to the MICE industry for more than 30 years and, as the Convention Ambassador, 

Kitty will continue to promote Taipei as a MICE destination.

Kitty Wong receives convention ambassador recognition



Liu Ping, China Star founder speaks to Headquarters Magazine
AUGUST 8, 2019

Liu Ping, founder of China Star, reflects on her career and what the Alliance has meant to her and her business, on the occasion of the Alliance's 10th Anniversary, for Headquarters Magazine's Summer Edition.

Please click here to view the article.

Colloquium wins IAPCO Innovation Award!
JUNE 19, 2019

Congratulations to Colloquium, our member in France, on winning the Innovation Award granted by the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO), which was presented at the awards ceremony at IMEX 2019 in Frankfurt.

Colloquium was selected out a list of finalists for their imaginative platform, Colloquium Numbr, that assists project managers in reconciling the... read more

Meet us at IMEX 2019 in Frankfurt
MAY 17, 2019

World PCO Alliance will be on stand B500.

On May 22 (Wed.) from 15:00 to 17:00, join the World PCO Alliance's networking Happy Hour and learn more about our 21 PCO members serving association congresses worldwide, as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary.
Everyone is welcome!


Kitty Wong and Kaoru Shibuta Speak at CLAIR Seminar
MARCH 22, 2019

Kitty Wong, Immediate Past President of the Alliance and President of K&A International, Taiwan, and Kaoru Shibuta, the Alliance's Secretary General and... read more

Keynote PCO delivers three successful congress bids for Ireland
OCTOBER 23, 2018

The Keynote PCO team have managed three recent international bid successes, bringing
major scientific congresses to Dublin in the years ahead:

EuChemS European Chemistry Congress - 2022

European Congress of Immunology - 2024

International Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ICCC)- 2026

For more details, please click  

World PCO Alliance and ICCA host joint forum at IT&CMA in Bangkok
SEPTEMBER 26, 2018

The "Hot Debate" at IT&CMA 2018's Association Day Forum, jointly hosted by the World PCO Alliance

and ICCA on September 19,  proved to be an engaging and passionate discussion.

Topic: A Hot Debate: Why do you need a PCO when you can organise your own conference!!


Noor Ahmad Hamid, Regional Director (Asia Pacific), ICC... read more

Joint World PCO Alliance & ICCA “Hot Debate” at IT&CMA Bangkok
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

Are you attending IT&CMA?

The World PCO Alliance and ICCA are jointly hosting the Association Day Forum 2, on September 19 (Wed.) at 11 a.m.

Topic: A Hot Debate: Why do you need a PCO when you can organise your own conference!!

Monimita Sarkar and Amos Wong will represent the World PCO Alliance at the Forum, mo... read more

World PCO Alliance hosts IT&CM China sessions
MARCH 20, 2018

The World PCO Alliance will host "Growing an Association: The Power of Alliances" at the Association Day Forum from 1100 to 1200 on 21 March,
part of IT&CM China currently taking place in Shanghai.

Presenter Kitty Wong, Immediate Past President of the Alliance along with Moderator
Liu Ping, one of the Alliance's founding partners, will lead the pan... read more

Congress Corporation and Team Japan behind the scenes of the IAPCO2018 Tokyo success
MARCH 12, 2018

One of the Alliance's founding partners, Congress Corporation, led "Team Japan" in operating the IAPCO Annual Meeting and General Assembly, recently held in Tokyo. The 49th edition attracted the largest attendance yet, with more than 100 participants from 32 countries/regions. The event is one of the most prestigious in the industry and is known for its enriching and thought-provo... read more

PCMA Convening Leaders 2018 – Key Take-aways
FEBRUARY 1, 2018

PCMA always starts the New Year with a bang with its Convening Leaders event, and 2018 was no different. From January 8-10, meeting professionals from around the world were treated to the best of Nashville, Tennessee and of some of the top trends shaping the current meetings industry. The event attracted a record attendance of over 4,500 in-person and somewhere between 1,500 and 1,900 online re... read more

Alliance partner Monimita Sarkar puts the spotlight on India in IAPCO's MeetMe magazine.
JANUARY 22, 2018


Associations, particularly those in the West, are increasingly facing the challenge of building membership. One solution is looking to other regions to expand their reach, and India represents a multitude of opportunities for associations. 350 million members of the middle class, a likelihood of becoming the 3rd largest economy by 2028, and a... read more

Alliance speakers at Dubai Association Conference
JANUARY 2, 2018

Gregg H. Talley, President of the Alliance

Nina Freysen - Pretorius and Martin Sirk

“Building a Community” &ndas... read more

CCD Acknowledges Keynote PCO's Contribution
DECEMBER 18, 2017

Dr Noel Mitchell, managing director at Keynote PCO, was delighted to receive the Outstanding Business Contribution 2017 award, presented by the Convention Centre Dublin.

The award was presented during the 2017 ambassadors' luncheon, where Keynote PCO's contribution to the CCD, with over 12,000 delegates and an impact of over €20,000,000 to the city, was acknowled... read more

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:

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.

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.

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


                                              ... read more

Keynote PCO assists to bring 2018 Int'l Symposium on Combustion to Ireland

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.

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.

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.

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



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.

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-operat... read more