Our Story

Established in 1990, C&E’s success and longevity is built on a fundamental understanding of the crucial ingredients that go to make a conference or event special.

The basis of this dates back to the 1970s when Janet Matheson worked alongside a pioneering international conference organiser in London.

Working in this environment was inspirational and established Janet with the training and experience to embark on a career path which embraced her skills and passion. International standards, and benchmarks for professionalism in the industry were just being established and this set the foundation that C&E would adhere to when Janet moved to New Zealand.

In New Zealand Janet worked with Mount Cook Airlines setting up their conference organising division, before branching out on her own to launch Conferences and Events in 1990.

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Conferences & Events have gained a national reputation for their amiable and professional style, for their exacting financial management and for their groundbreaking creativity and innovation.

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The C&E Ethos

Much has changed over the years but what endures is the astute ethos that she put in place from the outset.

To put it in Janets words, the way that events are delivered has evolved from a technological perspective but what hasnt changed are the three pillars of partnership, professionalism and creativity.

Innovation and Integrity

The company has a history of introducing and embracing new concepts and ideas, whilst understanding that empathy and genuine enthusiasm is what makes a good conference great.

To meet these exacting standards the company has a policy of employing only carefully selected, experienced and proven personnel, whose natural manner is to represent their client’s requirements with the same degree of commitment and pride as they do for the ethos of their own company.

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