Who are our clients?

Karen has worked with some clients for as long as she has been conferencing – they trust her and like what she does. 

2019 clients:

  • Potatoes New Zealand
  • NZSAG (New Zealand Society of Glass Artists) Conference

2018 clients:

  • Cornea & Contact Lens Society
  • Summerfruit New Zealand
  • RANZCO New Zealand Branch Annual Scientific Meeting

2017 clients:

  • Cornea & Contact Lens Society
  • Potatoes New Zealand 
  • Summerfruit New Zealand
  • True Health - registration only

2016 clients included:

  • Romeo Bragato Conference - New Zealand Winegrowers annual conference

  • Cornea & Contact Lens Society - attended by Optometrists and Ophthalmologists

  • Summerfruit New Zealand - national conference for growers

  • Master Joiners - national conference for Master Joiners
  • Ocular Therapeutics Conference

Historical clients or one-off:

  •   Class of 72 Medical Reunion
  •   Infection Prevention Control Nurses
  •   Diabetes New Zealand
  •  New Zealand Geographical Society
  • Class of 73 Medical Reunion
  • Rotary
  • BioAg (Arden Anderson Courses)
  • Plant & Food Research (international conferences)

All new business comes from word of mouth.

Here are some unsolicited comments from past conferences.

“Thanks, it was a great experience and your coordination efforts were fantastic from my perspective!”

“We were very pleased with the way the conference went for us, with good positioning of our trade stand and plenty of delegates to talk to. You can sign us up now for the Premium Sponsorship slot next year.”

“Happy to be a part of a successful event. Well done on your part.”

“Thanks Karen, very generous given I didn’t get back to you on time on numerous occasions. I enjoyed the conference, well organised and executed which is key.

Feedback and references

Potatoes NZ Inc

We contracted Karen McLean, from Conference Makers Ltd, to organize our 2017 Potatoes NZ Conference. This is a biennial conference consisting of workshops and breakout sessions, a formal dinner, and an all-day Agronomists’ Forum. There were 158 attendees at conference, most of them out-of-towners who also needed accommodation and transportation from Auckland airport to Pukekohe.

Conference Makers Ltd did a superb job of organizing this conference. They handled all aspects of the event, from accommodation and transport through to catering and organizing production of a conference handbook. I have nothing but praise for Karen’s efforts. She thought of everything, from Satchel inserts to coffee machines and gifts for the speakers.

We have already booked Karen for our next conference, in 2019 and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to run a conference or event.

Yours sincerely,

Justine Croft, Finance and Administration Manager

Marlborough Convention Centre, Blenheim

From a Venue Manager perspective Karen is extremely professional and personally one of the best coordinators I have dealt with while working here at the Marlborough Convention Centre. 

Extremely organised, realistic and flexible would be how I best describe Karen and her ability to have a realistic vision while coordinating such large events.

During unexpected occurrences out of anyone’s control Karen still manages to maintain her composure and find a solution to meet client needs. I cannot speak highly enough of Karen’s loyalty to her clients and how smoothly the entire booking ran from start to end and it is an absolute pleasure to work with her.

Michael Hartmann, Venue Manager

Peek Exhibition Ltd, Christchurch

“It’s a pleasure to work with Karen on any of her events large or small. Her attention to detail, organisation skills and communication make working with her very easy. Whether it’s a very large or a small event the same effort is put into every aspect to make it a success.”

Fiona Lovell-Smith, Event Coordinator

Shipleys Audiovisual Ltd, Christchurch

It has been a pleasure to work with Karen and her team over a number of years. We have worked on a number of large events and we have always found her communication and attention to detail to be of the highest quality. We would have no hesitation in recommending Conference Makers Ltd. 

Jason Greig, Account Manager