Event Management Reviews

 

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“We have worked with Kate and her team at Collective Concepts for three years now and they have become integral to our team. They are efficient, reliable, cost effective … and perhaps best of all, they are trusted not only by ourselves but by our partners and our sponsors.”
Rob McEwen, Executive Director, EVolocity.

 

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“We have been using Collective Concepts for a number of years now, to event manage the Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards.  There are so many ways that they have exceeded our expectations.  Kate and her team continue to deliver excellent service and an event that is delivered on time and on budget every time.  The methodical and competent approach gives us the confidence that this event – which is very important to us as an organisation and to the wider Northland business community – will run smoothly and be of a high standard.  Collective Concepts remove the risk and reduce the stress that can make such an event a burden rather than a chance to celebrate what is good about the community you support” 

Tony Collins, Chief Executive Officer, New Zealand Chambers of Commerce Northland.

 

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“The CATE Conference Committee (Careers & Transition and Education NZ Aotearoa) for our national conference in 2012, found Collective Concepts to be a totally reliable, informed and efficient organisation.  They are professional, accessible, have great contacts and useful experience to rely on. Once fully informed of your requirements, Collective Concepts go to work and deliver.”
Debra Miller, on behalf of the CATE 2012 Organising Committee.

 

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“For two years (October 2009 to October 2011) Collective Concepts was seconded to the role of Regional Coordinator for ‘Northland 2011’, the regional coordination group charged with fulfilling the regional obligations to Rugby New Zealand 2011 (RNZ2011) and the 2011 Rugby World Cup Tournament (RWC2011) hosted in New Zealand September through October 2011.  Over the two years I found Collective Concepts to be well-connected and well-respected within the overall hospitality, toursim and visitor business sectors of Northland; understand and remain competent exponents of the business principles required to pro-actively advance and effectively represent those sectors both regionally and nationally; possess an eye for detail but also the creative edge required to market product and services effectively; and generally be of trustworthy and hard-working can-do character.” 

Stewart McElwain, Project Manager, Enterprise Northland (Regional Economic Development Agency).

 

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“Hi Kate, Just a quick note to say thank you VERY much for the fantastic dinner on Saturday. Many people have said it was the best final night they have ever had on the Bash – that is no small feat!!! Your team did a great job; the students, catering, AV, band and boat – and thanks also for organizing such fabulous weather. It will be hard one to match!

Jodi Preston-Thomas, Events & Fundraising Manager, Variety – The Children’s Charity

 

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“Kate Claydon and her team were contracted by Fullers Great Sights Bay of Islands in September 2009 to assist with a number of launch functions of our new 46m overnight cruise ship Ipipiri.  Collective Concepts managed the official launch of the vessel at Opua Wharf, attended by the Prime Minister and other local dignatories……Kate and her team were able to adapt to our requirements swiftly and effectively.  The event was a huge success, with clear communication and management with all parties involved.” 

Daniel Rode, General Manager – Marketing & Online Sales, InterCity Group (NZ) Limited.