It is nearing to the end of the year and it has been a busy 2018 for Promaco Conventions. We're grateful for our new and past clients and thankful for the ongoing clients that we have worked with for several years now. Promaco Conventions pride itself in going the 'extra mile' for our clients and this includes updating you with the latest trends and information about the industry. For the November newsletter, we would like to share more about the Perth Convention Bureau and how they can assist and support the committee and associations with their conference.

Who is PCB?

The Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) is a government body of Western Australia that is established to market Perth and Western Australia to national and international not-for-profit association and corporate organisations with the goal of bringing business events to WA. 

The Bureau is usually the first point of contact for associations or planners who wish to bid or organise conferences here in Perth. They offer complimentary assistance and can help with marketing funding, bidding process, site inspections and promotional assistance as well as connecting you to local industry suppliers such as Promaco Conventions. 

One initiative of the PCB is highly successful and supports local convenors with their bids for international and national conferences is the Aspire Program

The PCB's 2019 Aspire Program is now open to individuals involved with not-for-profit associations in Western Australia, who can apply for the City of Perth $10,000 Aspire Convention Scholarship, the City of Fremantle $5,000 Aspire Convention Scholarship, the City of Mandurah $5,000 Aspire Convention Scholarship and/or the Giving West $7,000 Aspire Conference Scholarship. 

The aim of the Aspire Program is to assist the scholarship recipient's personal and professional development through attendance at a relevant conference. The funding covers travel, accommodation and registration expenses to the maximum value of the award. 

Applications for the Aspire Program closes 29th March 2019. 
A wide of assistance and advice is available to help you apply. For more information please visit PCB website or contact Sophia Okeby, Communications Manager.

As a Platinum Member of PCB, Promaco Conventions works closely with the bureau and can assist with budgets, site inspection and any conference enquiries for those looking to bring a national or international conferences to Perth. Contact Promaco Convetions today to discuss how we can help you in your bidding process and about the Aspire Program.