New chair for CINZ Approved PCO Group

Arna Wahl Davies has been appointed Chair of the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Approved Professional Conference Organisers (PCO) Group, replacing Ali Copeman who has been in the role for three years.

She is co-founder and director of Composition, which manages mid to large-size conferences throughout New Zealand, and brings to the role over 20 years’ experience in event management.

“At this time, when our industry is facing unique challenges, I’m proud to be chairing this leading group of highly skilled and accredited event professionals,” Davies said.

CINZ chief executive Lisa Hopkins said the 18 companies accredited to the CINZ Approved PCO Group are qualified to handle the most complicated of domestic and international association conferences.

“Not only are CINZ Approved PCOs required to meet strict criteria, they are bound by a Code of Ethics, Rules and Responsibilities determined by CINZ,” Hopkins said.

“Arna is passionate about the business events sector, and we are delighted to have her energy and expertise continuing to drive the Group forward.”